Life Style

Upbeat mood at Red Fort as PM delivers I-Day address

ANI | August 15, 2019 09:58 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation at Red Fort

New Delhi (India), Aug 15 (ANI): The nation celebrated the 73rd Independence Day today, and marking the occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag at the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in Delhi and addressed the nation.

Dressed in a white kurta-pyjama and a colourful turban, Modi was received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Red Fort. Continuing the tradition of sporting bright-coloured turbans for his Independence Day speeches, Modi chose a predominately yellow-coloured headgear for the first I-Day address of his second term.

Modi sported a yellow-coloured turban with a dash of green and red along with a long trail that extended till his ankle. Keeping the outfit simple he donned plain white half-sleeved kurta paired with his signature taut churidar. The look was accentuated with a unique scarf around his neck with an orange border placed with a black and white pattern.

The Prime Minister then inspected the Guard of Honour.

As he delivered the customary Independence Day speech, the mood of the crowd at Red Fort is something you can't miss. It was a lovely morning at the Red Fort as light showers made the historic monument shine even brighter.

Despite a rainy morning, people gathered at the Red Fort to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day with great pomp and show.

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and other ministers were also seated for the speech.

Not just political figures, but common people and children were also seen at the venue. School children made their presence felt in tricoloured outfits, waving the national flag with beaming smiles on their faces.

Modi gave his speech from a dais, which was adorned with white flowers, denoting peace and setting the mood right, given the occasion. The front of the Red fort wore colours of the national flag with flower decoration.

Nearly 3500 school children were seated in a formation in the colours of the national flag, immersing, not just the capital, but the entire country in the patriotic mood.

Children performers sat in the area opposite to the Prime Minister's dais. They were seated in such a manner that the slogan of 'Jai Bharat' with the wavering tricolour was visible from far.

Before coming to Red Fort, Modi paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

The Samadhi at the Red Fort was decorated with orange, white and yellow colour flowers.

On 15th August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted independent India's national flag at the Red Fort. Since then, every year, continuing the decades-long tradition, the Prime minister of the country hoists the national flag at the monument. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Sukhbir Badal demands immediate dismissal of Kangar and Dhillon and registration of a murder case against them
Sukhbir Badal demands immediate dismissal of Kangar and Dhillon and registration of a murder case against them
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
 Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
DC inaugurates six ‘she boxes’ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
DC inaugurates six ‘she boxes’ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance