India and more than a billion Indians celebrated the 72nd Independence Day today with patriotic fervour as thousands joined the celebrations that were peaceful despite terror threat and boycott calls made by militant outfits in the Northeast. While some people celebrated the national festival attending government events at parade grounds, others planned special programmes to mark the occasion.
And the social media was buzzing with activity as people shared their celebrations and experiences on various platforms.
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Politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind, took to facebook and twitter to share their celebrations. While President Kovind addressed the nation on the eve of the 72nd Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the tricolour at Red Fort this morning and also addressed the nation, his speech and other highlights of the address shared on social media platforms.
My greetings to you as we complete 71 years as an independent nation. Tomorrow we will commemorate our 72nd Independence Day. For every Indian, whether living at home or anywhere else in the world, August 15 is sacred #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 14, 2018
Independence Day greetings to the people of India. Jai Hind! #IndependenceDayIndia
स्वतंत्रता दिवस के शुभ अवसर पर सभी देशवासियों को शुभकामनाएं! जय हिंद!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 15, 2018
Other politicians also took to the social media to wish people on Independence Day.
"स्वतंत्रता दिवस" की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। pic.twitter.com/qGJFceeJvM
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 15, 2018
Greetings to all on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day. My salutations to the freedom fighters and martyrs whose immense sacrifices secured our future. #IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/AehmYvBoxQ
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) August 15, 2018
Let's celebrate the Idea of India, cherish her might & beauty, and take pride in her glorious 72 years of freedom.
My loveliest greetings to you on #IndependenceDayIndia
Let the rendition of जन गण मन fill our hearts with limitless joy. pic.twitter.com/KcXsIuX8Qp
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 15, 2018
Celebrities from other spheres also posted messages and uploaded their celebrations on facebook, twitter, instagram etc.
Everything in life is hard-earned. Just like our independence. Among countless other things, there would have been no ‘Team India’ if not for the sacrifice of our brave freedom fighters. Let us not take that freedom for granted. #HappyIndependenceDay 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/RYrveJ9P7y
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2018
T 2900 – स्वततंत्र हैं हम ; और स्वतंत्र दिवस की अनेक अनेक शुभकामनाएँ ; और पूज्य बाबूजी की एक कविता इस अवसर पे ।।🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🌹🌹 pic.twitter.com/iMe9KM2k8o
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 14, 2018
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2018