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Independence Day 2021: PM Modi pays tribute to Corona Warriors, congratulates Tokyo Olympics contingent

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New Delhi, Aug 15: PM Modi began his address to the nation on the rampart of the historic Red Fort on the 75th Independence Day. He begins by greeting the people of India on the "solemn" occasion and remembering the sacrifices of the nation's freedom fighters.

PM Modi paid tribute to all heathcare workers during his Independence Day speech at Red Fort, Delhi.

Independence Day 2021: PM Modi pays tribute to Corona Warriors, congratulates Tokyo Olympics contingent

PM Modi said, "Let's applaud our Olympic champions. Not only has they made the country proud, but also inspired the future generations".

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''I convey my greetings on this special occasion of Independence Day. This is a day to remember our great freedom fighters,'' PM Modi at Red Fort.

Earlier in the morning he had visited Rajghat to pay tributes to Mahatama Gandhi.

PM Modi began his address from the Red Fort on India's 75th Independence Day on 15 August 2021. Earlier in the morning he had visited Rajghat to pay tributes to Mahatama Gandhi.

Prime Minister unfurled the national flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort to celebrate the country's 75th Independence Day on Sunday

As the tricolour got hoisted by PM Modi, flower petals were showered at the venue by two Mi-17 1V helicopters of the IAF in Amrut formation.

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PM Modi took to Twitter earlier on Sunday morning to wish happy Independence Day and say that 'may this year bring new energy, consciousness'.

On today's special occasion, the Centre has invited 32 athletes -- who have won medals at the Olympics -- and two officials of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at the Red Fort. Additionally, 40 Olympians, support staff and the SAI and sports federation officials have also been invited to grace the Gyan Path in front of the ramparts.

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