If you take a selfie with the tricolour on this Independence Day, then don’t forget to post it on Twitter, as the government handles will retweet it. Apart from selfie plan, a week-long celebration for common citizens in the Rajpath lawns, and much more is being planned by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to celebrate the 70th Independence Day this August 15.
According to an Economic Times report, letters have already gone out to all ministers from the Press Information Bureau on the directions of information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu, asking them to write special features on the importance of the 70th Independence Day.
Also, there will be ‘Twitter Polls’ and quizzes run by the government on social media on various facets of Independence.
The ET report suggested that the week-long celebration, scheduled to be held in the Rajpath lawns between Mansingh Road and Janpath will begin on August 12 and end on August 18.
Five main areas will be built in the lawns — cultural and musical areas, state theme pavilions, a food court, handicraft areas and facilities for interactive activities.
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All government departments will arrange for handicraft and handloom for the celebrations. The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity and Archaeological Survey of India will put up photo exhibitions pertaining to the Independence movement.
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The report suggested that the committee of ministers headed by Venkaiah Naidu will be set up to coordinate the celebrations. Like last year, the BJP will also be running a campaign with central ministers expected to visit various spots in the country closely related to the Independence movement.