Independence day celebrated with patriotic fervour

Published: 16th August 2016 07:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2016 07:14 AM   |  A+A-


VIJAYAWADA: Staff of all the government departments, employees of banks, activists and leaders of political parties and members of people’s organisations celebrated the Independence Day on  a grand scale by hoisting the national flag at their offices to mark the occasion. Coinciding with Krishna Pushkarams,  the main roads in Vijayawada city were illuminated with colorful lightings and banners.

Hoardings were set up at important road junctions extending the Independence Day greetings to people. The Tri-colour fluttered in every nook and corner of the city. People from all walks of life participated in the I-day fete with enthusiasm and vowed to uphold the unity and integrity of the nation.

Meanwhile, Minister for Irrigation Devineni Umamaheswara Rao hoisted the national flag at Police parade grounds in Machilipatnam. City police commissioner D Gautam Sawang hoisted the national flag at Armed reserved grounds. Commercial establishments and corporate houses also celebrated the I-day fete in a big way. Reiterating their commitment to serve society, they promised to take up community welfare programs as part of their social responsibility.

The Vijayawada Railway Division of South Central Railway (SCR) celebrated the 70th Independence Day with fervor at the railway stadium here on Monday. Divisional Railway Manager Ashok Kumar hoisted the national flag and inspected the guard of honor presented by the Railway Protection Force, Scouts, and Guides contingents of Vijayawada Division.

The I-day fete was also celebrated in a grand note by the officials of Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC), APSRTC, department of customs and other departments.

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