India is celebrating its 73rd Independence Day today (August 15) and this is the sixth time that PM Narendra Modi has addressed the nation from the Red Fort, New Delhi.
Many people have laid their lives and a number of sacrifices have been made in order to attain freedom from the Britishers. The present generations should value our freedom and work constantly to make our country proud.
This Independence Day is quite special for the country as it is the first Independence Day after Article 370 has been scrapped. Article 370 provided special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and there were reports that militants can try to create an unpleasant situation. However, our security agencies have left no stone unturned in ensuring that the people of Jammu & Kashmir can celebrate their Independence Day peacefully.
Several opposition parties opposed this move of PM Modi and questioned the manner in which Article 370 was abolished. In fact, the leaders of regional political parties of Jammu and Kashmir went on to say that the consequences of this step will be very devastating in the future. The neighbouring country Pakistan has also condemned this move of the Indian government and has been trying to get international support on this matter but failed miserably.
Many celebrities from the film industry and sports world took to Twitter to express their feelings on the Independence Day and here are some of the selected reactions:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi:
सभी देशवासियों को #स्वतंत्रतादिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। जय हिंद!
Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Indians. Jai Hind!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 15, 2019
“Complete independence will be complete only to the extent of our approach in practice to truth and nonviolence.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
My best wishes to all of you on this our 73rd Independence Day 🇮🇳#HappyIndependenceDay
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 15, 2019
T 3258 – 15th August our Independence Day .. JAI HIND !!
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— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 14, 2019
Happy Independence Day to my fellow Indians all over the world. Ours is one of the greatest nations in the world. Let us stay united and take our country to greater heights. हम सभी को स्वतंत्रता दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ। भारत माता की जय। वन्दे मातरम्। 🙏😍🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/pm4cmadiSY
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 15, 2019
Wishing everybody a very happy #IndependenceDay. To all my brothers and sisters all across our beautiful country we are the largest democracy in the world where so many beautiful religions live In harmony let’s show the world mile sur mera tumhara toh sur bane humara #jaihind pic.twitter.com/ebDzWITQAz
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) August 15, 2019
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) August 15, 2019
As we step into the 73rd year of Independence, here’s saluting India’s brave hearts who won us our freedom. जय हिंद। #स्वतंत्रतादिवस 🇮🇳
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 15, 2019
— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) August 15, 2019
स्वतंत्रता दिवस मुबारक।
Happy Independence Day. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/YEWVi87Y4c
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 15, 2019
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 15, 2019
Wishing all of you a very happy Independence Day. pic.twitter.com/aEroilq5xI
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) August 15, 2019
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) August 15, 2019
Sonali Bendre Behl:
— Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) August 15, 2019
स्वतंत्रता दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ
A very Happy Independence to all Indians across the globe
Jai Hindi 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/ksNYYVQtn2
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) August 15, 2019
Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Indians! Today is even more special for me because i got to be a part of a film that highlights one of the biggest achievements of Independent India! #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/2tjVYiRBdt
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) August 15, 2019
Shilpa Shetty Kundra:
1.3 billion hearts, 1 emotion = "INDIA".
From one PROUD INDIAN, wishing you all Happy Independence Day!#JaiHind #VandeMataram #IndependenceDay #pride #india #salute #motherland pic.twitter.com/2IGTwlpzI0
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) August 15, 2019
— Nushrat Bharucha (@NushratBharucha) August 15, 2019
Happy Independence Day🇮🇳
“Jai Hind, Jai Bharat”💪 pic.twitter.com/96lkGEB7va
— Disha Patani (@DishPatani) August 15, 2019
Wishing every Indian a Happy Independence Day. Let's work together towards progress of our country and create the India of our dreams. 🇮🇳 Jai Hind.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2019
Happy Independence Day to my fellow Indians🇮🇳 Our nation has been through a lot this year,Mother Nature has been rough on us but the way we stood up & protected our wildlife is inspiring. Let’s continue to love & protect our animals & marine life. The circle of life is fragile
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 15, 2019
RVCJ wishes everyone a very Happy Independence Day 2019! Jai Hind!