Army, Navy, IAF celebrate Independence Day
15 August, 2022 | Pranay Lad
As the nation commemorates is 76th Independence day. The Indian Navy, Indian Army, and Indian Air Force are jubilantly commemorating the day. As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) to celebrate ...
As the nation commemorates is 76th Independence day. The Indian Navy, Indian Army, and Indian Air Force are jubilantly commemorating the day.
As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, commemorative visits are being undertaken by Indian Navy ships to foreign ports on every continent (except Antarctica).
Various activities and events are planned by Indian Missions at each of these ports on August 15, 2022, during the visit of IN Ships. The hoisting of the tricolour onboard these ships in the presence of the Indian diaspora and distinguished local dignitaries is the most significant of these. This event takes place on six continents, three oceans, and six different time zones.
Other planned activities include official calls by IN crew to the host country’s senior leadership, participation by IN contingent/ Guard at the Flag Hoisting Ceremony in the respective Embassies, band performance in a prominent public place/ auditorium, ship open to visitors, visit by school children/ Indian diaspora, deck reception, and various cultural events organised by Indian Embassies.
The crew of the INS Tarangini would pay tribute to the Indian soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the two World Wars at the Commonwealth Memorial gates in London (UK). Similarly, the IN ship crew/delegation will lay a ceremonial wreath at the Kranji War Memorial and the INA Marker in Singapore. The IN crew will take part in the inauguration of a commemorative pillar in the Battlefield area of the Taita Taveta region, where Indian soldiers fought and sacrificed their lives during World War I’s East Africa campaign. Battlefield tours, a mobile exhibition, and a Light and Sound show at Fort Jesus will also be part of the commemorative events highlighting the contribution of Indian soldiers in WWI.
Commemorative ship visits to 75 Indian ports in the year 2021-22, President’s Fleet Review aligned with the 75th year of independence, Lokayan 2022 (sail ship expedition), display of monumental national flag at Mumbai, community outreach programs across all coastal districts of India, freedom run at various cities, sailing regattas, mountaineering/ cycling expeditions, blood donation camps, coastal cleanup efforts, seminars/ events on India’s rich maritime heritage, and felicitation of gallantry award winners and war veterans (born in or before 1947) are some of the prominent events undertaken.
Beginning his speech at the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that it was a historic day for India as it takes a new path, new pledge with renewed strength. Ahead of his speech at the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the National Flag amid a 21-gun salute by the indigenously developed howitzer gun, ATAGS. This was followed by a shower of flower petals by helicopters. Earlier in the day, PM Modi visited Rajghat to pay his respects.
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