Independence Day celebrations immerse the city of Noida in tricolors every year. School children sing patriotic songs as the Indian national flag is hoisted at various schools in Noida. This is generally followed by a colorful cultural program and felicitation ceremony. This year was no different, in fact, patriotic fervor was a notch higher as people soaked in celebrations of 71st Independence Day in Noida.
Tricolor at the Malls
Indian tricolor was hoisted at the official buildings, residential community centers, schools, colleges and major commercial establishments. The local bazaars and malls were decked up in ‘tiranga’ colors. Every year we share a picture of Independence Day theme decoration in Noida. This time it is an installation at the TGIP mall. Logix mall had done a repeat of last year’s DLF Mall’s decoration. The latest Gardens’ Galleria aka GG Mall has come up with a tricolor chandelier in the center and huge butterflies again in tiranga hues looked attractive. Three lotuses in the color of national flag sit pretty in the Wave Mall (image below). Interestingly, the malls in Noida and other parts of Delhi NCR had installations inspired by Indian Army. Of late, the Army has been in forefront fighting the enemy on the LOC, successfully carrying out surgical strike and honoring the nation with supreme sacrifice. These installations are a fitting tribute to the Indian Army. Salute to their spirit! Jai Hind!
Tricolor on 163-feet high flagpole
Union Minister for Tourism and Culture Dr Mahesh Sharma on the occasion of 71st Independence Day in Noida hoisted the national flag on a 163-feet high pole. The flag with dimensions of 54X36 feet weighing 18 kg now holds the record of being the highest flag hoisted in the district. It took around six and a half minutes to hoist the flag. The celebrations were organized at the India Expo Mart in the August presence of Rakesh Sharma, chairman of IEML (India Exposition Mart Limited), Tejpal Singh Nagar, MLA, Dadri, Vimla Batham, former MLA Noida, Vijay Bhati, president district BJP and representatives of 17 countries, including the USA. Union minister in his address urged people to contribute towards the sustainable development of Noida and Greater Noida. He also announced that soon a habitat center will be developed in Noida,. It certainly will be a big boost to the art and culture scene in the Noida region.
Tricolor at Shaheed Smarak and Celebrations in the City
CEO Amit Mohan Prasad hoisted the national flag at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra in sector 6 attended by Noida authority officials. Retd Lt Gen G L Bakshi hoisted the flag and paid floral tributes to the martyrs at Shaheed Smarak in sector 29. Noida Entrepreneurs Association celebrated Independence Day with great zeal. The flag was hoisted by NEA Secretary Vipin Kumar. Flag hoisting was carried out at Police Station and all police posts in the city. SP City Arun Singh hoisted the national flag in sector 6 police station.
Members of Nav Urja Sanstha participated in a rally carrying a 75 feet long tiranga. Interestingly, Janmashtami coincided with the Independence Day this year. The Sanatan Dharma temple located in sector 19 was lighted in tricolor to mark the dual celebrations. Even the floral poshak of Lord Krishna was in tricolor.
Art Exhibition ‘Rejoice the Bliss That Freedom Bestows’
Indian Art Ideas has organised an online Art Exhibition on the occasion of 71st Independence Day of the country The art gallery is displaying 23 captivating paintings which are a token of respect for the feeling of patriotism which is deeply rooted in our hearts. Some of the most amazing pieces which are a part of this exhibition include ‘Echoes of the Past’, ‘Destitute Mother’ and ‘Father Land’. The exhibition is live on the website of Indian Art Ideas from August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017. Indian Art Ideas is an art gallery based out of sector 50 in Noida.
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