Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur is gripped with patriotic fervour as the country gears up to celebrate its Independence Day. Brisk preparations are underway by various segment of the society to celebrate the Independence Day in a befitting manner.
Like every year, citizens will reiterate their pledge to safeguard the solidarity of the country and pay tributes to the martyrs. A number of public buildings have already been illuminated for the occasion.
The preparations are in progress both at public and private sectors, a week ahead of the occasion. The East Singhbhum administration would organise a grand celebrations at Gopal Maidan.
On this occasion, a march past as well as a colour cultural function would be organised to mark the day. Apart from this, various freedom fighters would also be felicitated in the function. Food and Civil Supply Minister Saryu Roy will unfurl the National Flag.
Tata Steel would also organise a series of events to celebrate the day. The national flag will be hoisted at Tata Steel works on Saturday morning.
City-based school colleges and educational institutions would also organise events to pay homage to the leaders, who dedicated their life for the nation.
On the other hand, the markets particularly Sakchi and Bistupur have turned into a sale points of Indian flags, stickers, banners and buntings which have been printed in hundreds of thousands numbers. The business is in full swing as these items are in great demand by the people.
“Besides the regular increased patrolling and enhanced positioning of cops at all sensitive places the border check-posts with the neighbouring states have also been strengthened to prevent anti-social elements from sneaking in the city,” said police personnel.
Checks and search operations have been initiated at important places in the city. As a precaution, all incoming vehicles are being subjected to spot checks. A vigil look would be kept on vehicles entering the city on the eve of Independence Day. Additional policemen have been deployed at sensitive areas of city.
In Jamshedpur, the celebrations start with the solemn reminder of the sacrifice of the martyrs. The patriotic fervor of the people on this day brings the whole country together even in her essential diversity. Every part of the country is represented in occasion, which makes the August 15 the most popular of all the national holidays of India.
The Colourful parades and drills are organised where children from various schools and institutions takes part. Cultural functions are held in different parts to mark the occasion. In true sense Independence Day is the celebration of India’s sovereignty and freedom.
However with the passage of time the celebrations have changed. Earlier Independence Day was not wildly awaited throughout the year but was definitely a fun-filled occasion. Children would wake up early in the morning, since they did not had the Internet to keep them awake at nights.
There would be trips to school to watch the flag hoisting ceremony. One of the most important traditions would be going to watch the military parades at the crack of dawn.
Watching the army march in flawless tandem, the death defying stunts lent a different spark to an otherwise “dry day”, both literally and metaphorically speaking.