The city is decked up in colours of the tricolour to mark 75 years of India’s Independence with thousands of houses and other establishments across the city hoisting the national flag.
Apart from official events that will have ministers hoisting flags, several schools, colleges and residential societies also organized I-Day events on Monday morning.
Some major landmarks and monuments including Ellis Bridge, Teen Darwaza, Bhadra, Astodia Darwaza among others, have been decked with lights for a light show that began at Riverfront House to project ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ near the Mahatma Gandhi mural made of clay cups.
Meanwhile, the Ellisbridge Gymkhana and Gujarat Vintage and Classic Car Club organised a vintage car and bike rally to mark the event at 8 am.
In Sarkhej, a tricolour rally has been organised by Sarkhej-Juhapura Muslim community where the participants will try to set a record with 2,022 feet long tricolor. The rally would commence from Ibn-e-Abbas Madrasa and culminate in Juhapura.
Many schools are also holding painting, patriotic songs and slogan competitions.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel hoisted the national flag at Modasa, Aravalli district this morning. Yesterday, on the eve of 75th Independence Day, the CM urged the people of Gujarat to be committed to build an Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) from an Atmanirbhar Gujarat.
He further lauded the “Har Ghar Tiranga” initative launched by PM Modi by saying that it made the festival of independence a festival of new energy. He added that Gujarat is fortunate that the celebration of 75 years of independence was launched by the PM from Sabarmati Ashram on March 12, 2021.
Congratulating the people of the state on Independence Day, the CM also urged them to hoist the tricolour at their homes.