As a part of Independence Day celebration, Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, today inaugurated week-long â€˜Colours of Independenceâ€™ campaign at Jammu Tawi Railway Station.
The programme is being organised by the Central Silk Board, Union Ministry of Textiles in which a Khadi fabric has been kept for local people to express their thoughts through colours on the fabric with their own unique interpretation of National Independence, hope and aspiration for the future.
Speaking on the occasion, Kavinder Gupta congratulated the people for celebrating 70thÂ Independence Day and appealed the people to work collectively for upholding the sanctity of our age old tradition of communal harmony and brotherhood.
The Speaker saidÂ thatÂ Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has taken a unique step to make this yearâ€™s Independence Day celebration exceptional.Â For the first time, the celebration of Indiaâ€™s independence will involve a six-day long â€˜Bharat Parvâ€™ festival at Rajpath besides â€˜Tiranga Yatrasâ€™ will be taken out across the country from 15-22 August. Apart from that, to commemorate the nationâ€™s 70th Independence Day, the government has outlined an additional detailed 15-day long program which will be launched by Prime Minister as â€™70 Saal Azadi â€“ Zara Yaad Karo Qurbaniâ€™.
â€˜This day is of immense importance for all Indians as it gives us an opportunity to pay homage to the great freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the nation, the Speaker said adding that we all, irrespective of caste and colour, should follow the principles of those legendaries to make the society a better world to live in.
Elaborating on the objective of the week long campaign, Kavinder Gupta said that this event would help in infusing patriotic fervor among the youth and children of the country.
The people present on the occasion also expressed their views on Independence Day by putting their words on Khadi fabric.
Later, all the paintings will be sent to the Ministry of Textiles.
Among others, concerned officers and large number of people were present on the occasion.