Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma hoisted the national flag at the Veterinary College Field Khanapara on the occasion of 76th Independence Day here on Monday.
Before hoisting the national flag, the Assam CM paid floral tributes to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives while fighting for the nation at the Shraddhanjali Kanan in Guwahati.
Apart from greeting the people of the state early this morning, CM Sarma thanked all people of Assam to make the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign successful.
"My heartiest greetings to citizens on #IndependenceDay2022. As we celebrate the spirit of Indianness and #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav, I take this opportunity to salute the valour of those who got us our independence. I also rejoice the great strides we've made in last 75 years," he tweeted.
Interestingly, the entire country is celebrating the 75 years of Independence day as from Sher Shah Suri's Tomb in Bihar to Qutub Minar in Delhi, a large number of ASI monuments across India have been turned into a tri-colour theme.
The ASI has shared images, including aerial footage, of some of these sites bathed resplendently in the colours of India ahead of Independence day.
''Har Ghar Tiranga'' campaign was launched by the government this year and while launching the campaign, PM Modi stated that 75 years back, it was on this day that the country adopted its present national flag.
''Today, we recall the monumental courage and efforts of all those who dreamt of a flag for free India when we were fighting colonial rule. We reiterate our commitment to fulfil their vision and build India of their dreams," he added.
Meanwhile, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat said India got freedom after a lot of struggle and it needs to be self-reliant.
Addressing a gathering at the RSS headquarters in Maharashtra's Nagpur city after hoisting the national flag on India's 76th Independence Day, Bhagwat said the country will give the message of peace to the world.