Various events to mark I-Day in the UP capital
The state government is set to celebrate the 75th Independence Day with fervor on Monday. The main function will take place between the Vidha Bhavan and the Lok Bhavan. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will unfurl the national flag during the ceremony. Preparations for the special event were in full swing on Sunday.
Various other functions, including the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign, are also held as part of the “Independence Week” celebrations (August 11-17). At the initiative of the Chief Minister, the state’s Padma winners were also invited to participate in the I-Day program for the first time in the state capital.
They were invited to attend the main ceremony with the families of freedom fighters and soldiers who have attained martyrdom fighting for the country.
Honoring Indian Culture
This year, Independence Day is special as India celebrates “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. As part of a new initiative by the state government, a number of people, who have worked for the preservation of culture, various art forms and the development of the state, are being honored.
Padma winners honored
During the main function, the state government will also honor 12 Padma Laureates who won the Padma Prize in 2021. They include Padma Laureates Bhushan Rashid Khan (Arts) and Vashishtha Tripathi (Literature and Education), Padma Laureates Shri Kamlini Asthana and Nalini Asthana (arts), Shivnath Mishra (arts), Sheeshram (arts), Seth Pal Singh (agriculture), Vidya Vindu Singh (literature and education), Shivanand Baba (yoga) and Ajay Kumar Sonkar (arts). Invitations have also been sent to Dr. Kamalakar Tripathi (medicine) and Ajita Srivastava (arts).
75 people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate
One of the highlights of the celebrations would be the congratulations of 75 people from various sections of society. Apart from this, people representing 16 trades including bank ‘sakhis’, factory workers, farmers and anganwadi workers will also be part of the event. Amrit Carnival is also held in Hazratganj. It will start at 7 p.m. Additional Secretary General SP Goel will open the event.
ITBP Staff Program
The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce has organized a special program to honor the jawans of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The “Ek Sham ITBP Ke Naam” program is held in a hotel in the city in which renowned poets like Santosh Anand, Sarvesh Asthana, Balram Srivastava and Raviraj will present their compositions.