Imphal: Manipur governor Ganga Prasad and chief minister N. Biren Singh greeted people of Manipur on the occasion of 75th Independence Day.
On August 15, 1947, India attained freedom from the British and the people of India have been celebrating this great historical event every year as Independence Day. Freedom was achieved from the colonial powers after a long freedom struggle and innumerable sacrifices by millions of Indians, the governor said in his greetings.
“On this day, we remember our brave forefathers and pay homage to them, which is our bounden duty. We the present generation must strive tirelessly an that the hard won freedom continues to the us to greater well being of all citizens of the country,” he said.
“On this auspicious occasion, let us renew our pledge to protect the hard earned freedom and also contribute for a better India where all are equal and no one goes hungry or gets victimised,” he added.
Biren in his greetings said the day brings us the reminiscence of our great freedom fighters, who fought against British colonialism and gifted us this hard-earned freedom. It is an occasion to value the sacrifices behind the emergence of a sovereign and free India and pay our profound respect and homage to the makers of our country.
“Today, let us renew our pledge to uphold and promote the spirit of nationhood, unity and integrity of the nation and to commit ourselves to fulfil the vision of our great leaders who dreamt of an independent, sovereign, secular, democratic and Republic India,” he said.
“While celebrating the day, let us also not forget that we are still fighting a war to earn freedom from Covid-19 pandemic. As such, we need to take another collective pledge to defeat it by properly following the SoPs. Let us also honour the frontline warriors, who have been working hard day and night to liberate us from the clutches of the pandemic,” he added.