Police are keeping vigil to thwart anti-social elements by tightening security ahead of I-Day celebrations on Thursday. Over 800 additional police personnel will be deployed as part of the measures to ensure the smooth conduct of the I-Day celebrations at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex. A top police official said police are taking every step for a peaceful I-day celebrations and are not leaving anything to chance.
Meanwhile, French India Viduthalai Kaala Makkal Iyyakkam, a movement striving for the cause of people who opted Indian citizenship at the time of the merger of Puducherry with the Indian Union, will be celebrating August 16, the ‘De-Jure’ (legal merger) Day as the Republic Day of Puducherry.
CM to host party
The customary tea party at Raj Nivas on Independence Day will be hosted by CM N Rangasamy on behalf of LG Virendra Kataria as he is unwell. According to secretary to LG, D K Mishra, the decision was taken after Kataria himself had expressed that the party should be hosted on I- Day.
In his I-Day message, Kataria called upon the citizens to rededicate themselves to fulfil the aspiration of the founding fathers.