Manipur Governor La Ganesan on Tuesday called upon the people of the state to renew the pledge to protect the hard-earned freedom and contribute for a better India where all are equal and no one goes hungry or gets victimised.
In a virtual message to the people on the occasion of Independence Day, the governor said new challenges have arisen which impaired the core of the nation's goal as India has made rapid strides on various fronts in the past few decades.
"There is a need to strive even harder to overcome these challenges to ensure that India becomes a leader in the community of nations. On this auspicious occasion, let us renew our pledge to protect the hard-earned freedom and also contribute for a better India where all are equal and no one goes hungry or gets victimised," the governor said.
The governor continued, "On 15th August 1947, India attained Freedom and the people of India have been celebrating this event as Independence day. Freedom was achieved from the colonial powers after a long freedom struggle by dint of the labour and hardwork of billions of people. Their contributions and sacrifices need to be remembered on this day and acknowledged. We the present generation must strive tirelessly so that the hard won freedom continues to take us to greater well being of all citizens of the country".
To celebrate India's 75th year of Independence, Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan is launched to commemorate the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to inspire the people to carry their National Flag home and display. The Tricolour is the symbol of pride for every Indian. It represents national integrity and signifies the hope and aspirations of the people of India, the governor said.
The goal of Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan is to forge a personal bond with the flag and invoke a feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and promote awareness about our National flag, the governor said, adding that the Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan is gaining momentum in Manipur with all district administrations, government departments and other organisations working in full swing to promote the idea of National Flag with various awareness programmes, competitions and cleanliness drives building up to the grand 75th year of Independence celebration on 15th August, 2022.
Meanwhile, Raj Bhavan, Manipur also joined the nation in celebrating the 76th Independence Day.
Secretary to Governor Bobby Waikhom unfurled the National Flag at the Raj Bhavan and general salute was given by a contingent of CRPF. The National Anthem was also sung in the Celebration. Officers and staff of Raj Bhavan and security personnel stationed at the Raj Bhavan attended the celebration, the Raj Bhavan said in a statement.
It may be mentioned that ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign was launched under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence. Bringing the flag home collectively as a nation in the 75th year of independence thus becomes symbolic of not only an act of personal connection to the Tiranga but also an embodiment of our commitment to nation-building.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements, he said.