Mangaluru: Colourful celebrations mark 73rd Independence Day in city


Pics: Spoorthi Ullal

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Aug 15: The 73rd Independence Day celebrations were held at Nehru Maidan here on Thursday, August 15 with pomp, colour and patriotic fervour.

Deputy commissioner (DC) Sasikanth Senthil hoisted the national flag at 9 am.

Addressing the gathering the DC said, “The freedom which we got in 1947 is the result of continuous fight and sacrifice of our freedom fighters. They dreamt of a free and united India. Now at the time of 73rd celebration of our Independence, we should make sure that this unity maintained.

“We are witnessing severe flood situation in the district and state. We lost many lives and it damaged our homes, businesses and infrastructure. I salute the individuals, organisations, private institutions, various government departments and police for their timely help in emergency situations. Their swift action avoided more casualties and helped people in tough situations. On behalf of the government and district administration, I assure all kind of help to the people who are in distress due to flood,” he said.

The DC also felicitated toppers of district in SSLC examination namely Sri Lakshmi N, Mohammad Majeed, Tejaswi K, Santhosh, Pushpa Punya, Basappa Rudrappa Chalavayi, Rakshitha, Likhith Kumar, Rajin Taushiya in Dakshina Kannada, Mangaluru North and Mangaluru South categories.

The Karnataka state reserve police, district armed reserve police, civil police, traffic police team, NCC army, NCC Navy, NCC Airwing, Fire Squad, Bharath Sevadal, Women Police, Coastal Security Force, Home Guard and Police Band Team marched in unison.

In parade, NCC Air Wing and NCC Navel wing bagged first and second places.

MLA Vedavyas Kamath, MLC Ivan D Souza, Meenakshi Shanthigode, president, zilla panchayath, DK, and other elected representatives of district, heads of government departments, students and large number of general public attended the event.

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  • Indian, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Wish you all A Very Happy Independence Day

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  • Prashanth Poojary, karkala

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Wish you all Daiji readers and other co citizens of India a very happy 73rd Independence day.
    Our country is the best country all over the world.
    Its great to see hundred variety of religious people living under one country.

    Just we need to keep aside our all political differences and unite together for development of our country, with concern over eradication of corruption,concern over fraternity,concern over love towards country,and concern over each religious food,clothing and way of religious practice.

    Jai Jawan.
    Jai Kisaan.
    Jai hind.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Wish you the same and to all our brethren of daiji forum a beautiful, happy Independence Day.. Jai Hind

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  • SHAUKATH ALi, DUBAI

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Happy Independence day to All.
    its time to unite together and Stand together for the development of our nation. I love Dubai very much because no one interfere in others faith and religion. All respect each other irrespective of their culture religion and Region. These days whenever i read news papers i feel crying because of the incidents happening in India. Mob Lynching , Murders , Protests, Rape etc etc . Early in 90's people were not educated but were living peacefully. Now 90% of population is educated but busy in fighting in the name of religion. I urge with all Daiji readers let us bring change on this special Day 15th August and Build a Powerful India so that our future generation will not go anywhere in search of livelihood. I want bring those childhood days back where everyone used to celebrate Eid Diwali and Christmas.
    Jai Hind... I love my India more than my life

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  • Amar, Akbar & Anthony, India/ Magalore

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    ALI YOUR WORDS ARE FROM THE HEART...,
    MANGALORE IS DIVIDED NOW - TIME TO HEAL AND LOVE , JUST REMMEMBER OUR CHILDWOOD DAYS , THOES ARE THE REAL DAYS OF INDIAN

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Wishing all my friends in India and abroad, A Happy73rd. Independence Day. My thanks to all those who graced this occasion and also to Spoorthi Ullal of Daijiworld for the photo coverage of this event which took place at Nehru Maidan in Mangalore.

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Saare jahan se accha Hindustan Hamara..Sirf Hamara.
    Happy Independence Day.
    Thanks to Mahatma Gandhi.

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