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75th Independence Day: India’s Olympic Contingent at Red Fort

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75th Independence Day India’s Olympic Contingent at Red Fort

15th August 2021, a historic day for our nation as we celebrated our 75th Independence day. This year in Tokyo Olympics 2021, the Indian team also created history with their mind-blowing performance in the respective disciplines. India’s Olympic Contingent at Red Fort on the occasion of India 75th Independence Day.

Independence Day event at Red Fort

The reason that on every Independence day, the flag is hoisted at the Red Fort is that it embraces the day 15 August, 1947, when for the first time after independence our former Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru hoisted the flag on the Red Fort.

Flag Hoisting and PM’s words

As per the ritual, Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi hoisted the flag on the Red Fort. He also praised the Indian athletes and players for giving the country pride at the Tokyo Olympics.

Flag Hoisting and PM’s words

All India Radio News has tweeted on their Twitter account the PM’s Speech praising the athletes and the players for their performance. They captioned it as 

“For the amazing performance in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauds our team for bringing glory to the Nation.”

India’s Olympic Contingent

India won a total of seven medals (1 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze) in the Tokyo Olympics, making it the country’s best-ever medal tally. As part of the Olympic contingent at the Red Fort’s Independence Day ceremony, over 240 Olympians, support staff, and Sports Association of India (SAI) and sports federation executives were invited to decorate the Gyan Path in front of the Ramparts.

India’s Olympic Contingent

Sports Association of India tweeted on Twitter “ Our Indian Contingent Tokyo 2020 seated for the 75th India Independence Day ceremony at the historic Red Fort Rampart, New Delhi. Send in your blessings to the Champions with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and be a part of the celebrations.”

The Shining Stars of the Olympics

Neeraj Chopra has become a sensation after winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. After the flag hoisting, when he was asked how he felt being a part of the event Neeraj Chopra says “ We used to watch flag hoisting events on TV, but now we are going there ourselves. It’s a unique situation. We hadn’t won a gold medal in an individual sport in quite some time. It made me glad to know that my country admired me.” After the event he tweeted “attending the historic event of Independence day at the Red Fort was his honour. As an athlete and a soldier his heart is filled with emotions when he see his flag flying high”

Neeraj Chopra India’s Olympic Contingent at Red Fort

Mary Kom shared her picture standing in front of the Red Fort and wished Independance day to all.

M C Mary Kom India’s Olympic Contingent at Red Fort

Aditi Ashok, wished everyone the 75th Independence day.

Aditi Ashok

Rani Rampal, Indian Women Hockey team captain tweed her picture meeting the President Ram Nath Kovind.

Rani Rampal

Tweets on India Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared some glimpses of his Independence day speech on Twitter. 

  • He praises start-ups and says “ They are new wealth creators and the pride of the nation.”
  • PM Modi also discussed the Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti National Master Plan that will bring more new opportunities for the youth.

There are many more glimpses that can be seen on his Twitter account @narendramodi or you can search for #IndiaIndependenceDay.

President’s Gratitude for the Olympic Team

On 14th August 2021, a day before Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind organised a “high tea” for the athletes and the player who made India proud in the Tokyo Olympics at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre. M. Venkaiah Naidu, India’s Vice President, also attended the event.

A glimpse of the interaction between the President and the Indian Olympic Contingent can be seen on the tweet posted on the President’s Twitter account.

President’s Gratitude for the Olympic Team

The President praised the whole Indian contingent for their outstanding performance not just in terms of accomplishments, but also in terms of future potential. Coaches, support staff, family members, and well-wishers all helped them prepare, which he appreciated.

The majority of the athletes are just starting in their sports careers. With the enthusiasm and expertise with which they all performed in Tokyo, India will have a significant position in the sports world in the future.

Conclusion

This year we celebrated our 75th Independence Day. The victory celebration for us already began after the outstanding performance of Indian athletes and players in the Tokyo Olympics. India’s Olympic Contingent was invited to the Independence Day celebration at the Red Fort. PM Narendra Modi also discussed many up-coming opportunities like new startups and Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti National Master Plan in his speech. A day before the event, the contingent met the President of India and was praised for their outstanding skills and performance. We all are proud to be celebrating 75th Independence Day with so much happiness and pride. JAI HIND!

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A Mishap During Dussehra: Car Ploughs Into The Crowd

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A Mishap During Dussehra Car Ploughs Into The Crowd

Introduction 

On Friday, a mishap during Dussehra occurred, a ganja laden vehicle ploughed into the crowd, killing one and injuring over 20 people. The person who died has been recognized as Gaurav Agarwal, 20. The culprits are under police custody. The incident is of Pathalgaon. 

Car ploughs into the Dussehra crowd kill 1

Car ploughs into the Dussehra crowd kill 1

On Friday (15 October 2021), a vehicle with ganja in it ploughed into the procession of Dussehra. It raced away from the police check post and then hit the crowd in Jashpur, Chhattisgarh. The incident took the life of one and injured more than 20 people out of which 4 are serious. The incident footage was caught on mobile cameras and it is a reminder of the deaths in Lakhimpur Kheri. 

Two men in the car were chased by villagers for 15 km after which they were caught. The villagers chased them on motorcycles and later the car was set on fire. The two men were beaten and handed to the police. Vijay Agarwal, the SP, said after investigating that the car and the two men belonged from Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli. The Durga immersion procession didn’t have a police escort and hence a police officer was suspended under the charge of negligence. 

The car is a maroon Xylo rams which came in high speed. 

Villagers block the highway, demands justice

The villagers tried to stop the car but nothing happened. After the mishap during Dussehra, villagers encircled the police station and blocked the Gumla-Katni highway demanding justice and 1 crore compensation for the deceased. Bhupesh Baghel, the chief minister, said justice will be given and no one will be spared. 

Conclusion

Raman Singh, former chief minister and BJP vice-president said that the chief minister must visit the family and give compensation of Rs 50 lakh. He made a video statement adding that the incident is proof of deterioration of law and order.

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I Am Full-Time President: Sonia Gandhi To G-23 at Key Congress Meet

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I Am Full-Time President Sonia Gandhi To G-23 at Key Congress Meet

Introduction 

On Saturday, Sonia Gandhi to G-23 highlighting her leadership on farmer protests and the provision of aid and relief during the pandemic and atrocities committed on marginalised groups and communities. She has put an emphasis on President position as a full time congress President and hit back at critics within the party such as the G-23  which has been pushing for more than a year for an organisational overhaul and the election of visible and effective leadership.

Statement of Sonia Gandhi

Statement of Sonia Gandhi

During a meeting of the congress working committee, Sonia Gandhi, an interim President after the resignation of Rahul Gandhi two years ago said that she has always appreciated frankness and also said there is no need to engage media and speak through them.

A reference to letters that were released by ‘G-23’ members that led to spats between leaders in both camps.

She said internal elections are scheduled before the pandemic in June this year. It requires discipline and  self-control . Also she is well known of the fact that she has been interim Congress President since the congress working committee asked her to return in 2019

About the Elections

Sonia Gandhi to G-23 said that General Secretary Venugopal Ji will brief you about the entire process and five you the clarity once and for all. A schedule for organizing elections is before you.

She also told us about the preparations and difficulty faced by the party. The Congress Party has faced many challenges but they are united and disciplined on the party’s interests alone and they are confident that they will do well.

About the Meeting

Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi, and GS Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and other senior people such as ex Union Minister P Chidambaram and the Bhupesh Baghel l,Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh (Bhupesh Baghel) and charanjit channi, chief minister of Punjab and 57 others are meeting today for the meeting. Also the members of G-23 will be present.

Conclusion

After the pandemic and lockdowns, This is the first in-person  Congress meeting

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Nihang Sikh Detained: Singhu Border Murder Case

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Nihang Sikh Detained Singhu border murder case

Introduction 

Nihang who is a member of the warrior Singh order surrendered to the Haryana police. Nihang sikh detained and he claims to take full responsibility for the murder that took place on the Singhu border. On Friday early morning a corpse was found at a farmers’ protest site on the Delhi Haryana border. 

Singhu border murder case 

It was on 15th October 2021, early Friday morning when a semi-naked and mutilated corpse was found at the site of farmers’ protest from a police barricade which was upside down at Delhi Haryana border. The right foot and left hand were cut off from the victim’s body. 

One Nihang Sikh detained by Haryana Police 

One Nihang Sikh detained by Haryana Polic

On Friday (15th October 2021), Haryana Police took hold of one person involved in the Singhu border murder case. ‘Nihang’ surrendered to the police taking the whole responsibility for the murder. 

On Friday evening, Nihang Sikh Saravjit Singh surrendered to police and he will be produced before the court on Saturday (16th October 2021).

The family of the victim is seeking justice. The victim’s name is Lakhbir, 35 and resided in Cheema Khurd village in Tarn Taran district of Punjab. His sister spoke to ANI and said that the reason for his death and who did it to him is unknown to them but they want justice at the earliest. 

The Superintendent of Sonipat Police said that clues have been found at the crime scene. Investigating the reason for the victim’s death, Nihang said that the victim desecrated the holy scripture – Sarbaloh Granth and that is the reason he killed him. 

Conclusion

The Kisan Morcha has subsided themselves and said in a press statement that they have no connection with the murder, Nihang Sikh and the victim. They offered support to the police. M L Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana held a meeting to discuss the matter at his residence and told him actions will be taken.

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