75th Commemorative Independence Day for Indians
'Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav,' Indians to rejoice 75th Independence Day across the country on August 15, 2021. To perform the event, the culture and I&B ministries, national broadcaster Prasar Bharati and the state governments roll out over 1,800 programs and campaigns.
The main aim is to imbibe the "culture of togetherness" among the crowds to celebrate this landmark occasion and unite under the common identity of being Indians. Many various activities are planned in the run-up to IDC 2021, including an all-women mountaineering expedition at Mount Manirang, 75 medical camps organized by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), and statue cleaning activities carried out by the National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets at 75 places across the country.
The culture ministry is now serving on a schedule of events for the following year. According to data from the culture ministry, 2,947 events have been designed to honor 75 years of India's freedom, of which 2,128 have been hosted by the central ministries and 819 by the states. Most of the events were a mix of online and physical events. The Union home ministry has issued instructions to the states and union territories to follow necessary preventive measures while organizing the Independence Day celebrations. The event is to be held in Redfort Delhi.
The Centre has organized its 'Jan Utsav, Jan Ke Dwara' campaign and has asked the states to localize them, celebrate them at the panchayat and district levels, and showcase stories of its villages and local heroes.
Govt begins new website for the 75th year celebrations
The website was launched by defence secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar on August 3 to cover the upcoming. The website will work as a platform to join Indians worldwide to commemorate the national festival. The website is integrating virtual reality (VR) for the first time to show off the Independence Day celebrations from the Red Fort in New Delhi in a 360-degree format. People can use this feature even without having a VR gadget.
The Independence Day celebration platform also presents a host of other features, including a particular IDC radio, gallery, interactive filters, e-books on deeds of gallantry, 50 years of 1971 victory, and blogs on the freedom movement, wars, and War Memorials. Once logged in, netizens will know every detail related to the Independence Day event, including the minute-to-minute program, route map, parking details, RSVP, and details of other activities. The program calendar for all initiatives taken by various ministries to mark the occasion is also available on the platform.
The Independence Day platform utilizes a unique web-based RSVP system, which will generate a QR code for each invitation Card. The invitee can use their smartphone devices to scan the related code and proceed to the appropriate web portal through the web link, which is automatically generated. The invitees will also be permitted to present their enthusiasm to attend the celebration through the same portal.
Olympic victory: Admiring tribute for the Independence month
Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal for Javelin throw on 7 August 2021 with a throw of 87.58m. As of 2021, he is one of only two Indians to have won an individual Olympic gold medal and the youngest-ever Indian gold medalist in an individual event, and the only one to have won gold in his Olympic debut.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya is an Indian freestyle wrestler who won a silver medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the 57 kg category. He is also a bronze medalist from the 2019 World Wrestling Championships and a two-time Asian champion.
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the Women's 49 kg weightlifter category. Mirabai Chanu has also won the World Championships and multiple awards at the Commonwealth Games.
PV Sindhu won a bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics for Singles Badminton. She is the first Indian woman ever to win two individual Olympic medals. She had lost in the women's singles event at the 2016 Rio Olympics and received a silver medal.
Lovlina Borgohain got a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the Women's welterweight event and was only the third Indian boxer to win an award at the Olympics.
Bajrang Punia is a freestyle wrestler. He competes in the 65-kg weight category. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal by defeating Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov with a wide 8-0 margin. Punia is the only Indian wrestler to win three medals at the World Wrestling Championships.
India men's hockey brings a bronze medal from the Tokyo Olympics and can be seen as the "rebirth of Indian hockey". Hockey has traditionally been Indian's best sport at the Olympics, yielding as many as eight gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals.
Men's hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics:
Goalkeeper: P.R Sreejesh
Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra
Midfielder's: Manpreet Singh (captain), Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit Walmiki
Forwards: Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh
Stand-bys: Krishan Pathak (goalkeeper), Varun Kumar (defender), Simranjit Singh (midfielder)
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