The nation is all set for its 72nd Independence Day celebration on Aug 15 of this year. Independence Day is a day when people in India pay homage to their leaders & those who fought for India’s freedom in the past. Few weeks before the Independence day major government buildings are illuminated with strings of lights, and the tricolour flutters from homes and other buildings. Broadcast, print, and online media may have special contests, programs, and articles to promote the day. Movies about Indian freedom fighters are also televised. The Red Fort of Delhi once again is set to witness of the celebrations, where the Prime Minister of India will host the tricolour and deliver his speech the nation. The President of India will also “Address to the Nation” on the eve of Independence Day. As a whole, the entire country is eagerly waiting for the day to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day.
Approx. 2000 km far from the New Delhi, in Assam, youths are preparing for Independence Day celebration somehow on the different way. A registered organisation named Sunrise Youth Club, established in the year of 2006, will carry out a mega rally this independence day at Uparkhuti village of Baksa district ( BTAD) of Assam. According to As Pavan Oli, an active club member of Sunrise, on Aug 15 the Sunrise Youth Club will be taking an initiative of a massive rally with 3.5 Km long Indian tricolour. This initiative is also an event for the honour of Assam Express Hima Das, the first Indian to win a Gold medal in a track event at the World Junior Athletics Championships in 2018 in Finland. In a telephonic conversation, Saurav Uprety of Suhagpur village of Baksa District said, “The work for the same has already begun, and the local tailors are stitching the 3.5km long Tri-colour. It is important to mention that they have not charged a single rupee for it. It will be almost the longest flag till the date.”
He also added that that the district administration and local politicians also have extended support to this noble initiative. A local Bijoy Dahal is also pleased that the local media and some of the national media are covering the news and encouraging them to work in full swing. Again, talking about the preparation of the historic event, Nayan Newar, another local also stated that they wanted to make this effort as world record & set the name in the Guinness Book of World Records, but they are facing the financial crisis to make it a reality for now. But, still the hope is alive and the club members optimised.
In fine, Assam is known for the militancy, insurgency, unrest & ethnic clash for many years. There are several challenges the region is facing on. But still, the region has respect for the nation. It is trying to forget the past events and doing well for a peaceful living. The initiate has taken by the club members is highly appreciated. However, this year on 15 August, the region is all set to witness another patriotic move by a few youths & making it memorable for the peace- progress and social harmony for the region & nation as well.