Delhi Becomes City Of Tricolours: Arvind Kejriwal

Thousands of people, including students and party supporters, attended the function where they sang the national anthem with the Tricolours in their hands.

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By: Alok Singh | NEW DELHI
Updated: 14 August, 2022 11:11 pm IST

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor and Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tried to steal the thunder from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as he held a grand function on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day at Thyagraj Stadium on Sunday.

Thousands of people, including students and party supporters, attended the function where they sang the national anthem with the Tricolours in their hands.

“We had hoisted 500 big flags across the city. And today, everyone is carrying a flag in their hands. That’s what we wanted. Today, Delhi became the City of Tricolours,” CM Kejriwal said.

“This is the time to remember the dreams of all our martyrs and understand their idea of India. On the one hand, Babasaheb Ambedkar fought for the freedom of the country, on the other hand, he agitated to get Dalits an equal stake in society. Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh inspires us with his supreme sacrifice. He taught us how the nation comes before oneself,” Kejriwal said.

Earlier this month, the Delhi government had announced the distribution of 25 lakh tricolours and Kejriwal had requested everyone to sing the national anthem on August 14 at 5 pm. The government named the programme Har Haath Tiranga which took place simultaneously at over 100 locations in Delhi.

Kejriwal said, “At 5 pm today, these 25 lakh children and all of us sang the national anthem together. A hundred different Independence Day celebrations programmes are going on in Delhi at this moment. The entire atmosphere is filled with patriotism.”

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