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Take A Selfie With Tricolour This Independence Day And Get A Surprise!

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| July 14 , 2017 , 18:50 IST

In a celebration of the 70th independence day of India, the government has decided to retweet people’s selfies with the national flag.

The government has already sent out letters to all ministers asking them to write special features on the importance of this year’s Independence Day. Press Information Bureau sent out these letters on the directions of Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

A source in the office said that this Independence Day’s theme will be the overall progress of the country since the independence of the nation. However, the government will be more focused on the achievements of the last three years.

There will be a week-long celebration on the eve of Independence Day at Rajpath from August 12 to 18 apart from the Independence Day function at the Red Fort.

According to the tourism minister coordinating the events, “These celebrations are likely to be for nine hours each day in the evenings. The idea is to "create patriotic mood, ensure wider participation of the general public and to promote the cuisine & rich cultural diversity of our country.”

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The government will hold Twitter Polls and quizzes on social media sites over the facts on India and independence struggle. The government will also invite people to post their selfies with the national flag on social media sites and the government handles retweet and like these posts.

"The PM has stressed on the concept of a New India. The same will be articulated in the government's campaign too, as to stress on what lies ahead for the country after 70 years of independence," an official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. 

Venkaiah Naidu will head a committee of ministers set up to coordinate the celebrations. All government departments are supposed to arrange handicraft and handloom for the Independence Day celebrations. The DAVP (Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity) and Archaeological Survey of India will put up a photo exhibition pertaining to the Independence movement.