Indian sportspersons took to social media to wish their compatriots as India celebrates its 74th Independence Day on August 15.
India got freedom from British rule on this day in 1947 and Independence Day is celebrated across the length and breath of the country by hoisting the national flag and organising cultural programmes.
Our nation's diversity will always remain its biggest strength. Let's always build on it. Wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day. #IndependenceDay2020— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) August 15, 2020
No matter what our religion, in the end, we are all Indians. May our nation become the most prosperous in the world. Happy Independence Day! 🇮🇳#HappyIndependenceDay #happyindependencedayIndia pic.twitter.com/M2yLOmbz8j— Manika Batra (@manikabatra_TT) August 15, 2020
Proud to have had the opportunity to take the Indian flag around the world. Wishing my fellow indians a Happy Independence Day, may you be inspired to keep our flag flying high in whatever you do! Jai Hind! 🇮🇳 #IndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/G4Fl9cnK7w— Shiva Keshavan, OLY (@100thofasec) August 15, 2020
Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Indians 🇮🇳 Unity, diversity, humility, and acceptability.. It’s the India I’ve always known and it’s the India I always wish to see for the future.. pic.twitter.com/bymwjOxsZM— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 15, 2020
— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) August 15, 2020
Let us all work together and contribute towards the betterment of our country. Happy Independence Day. #IndependenceDay
— Redeem Tlang (@RedeemTlang) August 15, 2020
— Hyderabad FC (@HydFCOfficial) August 15, 2020
— WWE (@WWEIndia) August 15, 2020
— FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) August 15, 2020
Freedom in our minds and faith in our hearts,
Pride in our souls and love for the nation in our blood.
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) August 15, 2020
From #AamarWarriors to the real warriors who fought for our freedom. 💪
— Bengal Warriors (@BengalWarriors) August 15, 2020
स्वतंत्रता दिवस की आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं 🙌🏼
On the occasion of 74th #IndependenceDay, let's remember all those heroes who dedicated their lives for an independent nation 🇮🇳
— Haryana Steelers (@HaryanaSteelers) August 15, 2020
आजादी के 74 साल पूरे होने की ख़ुशी में आप सब फैंस को स्वंतंत्रता दिवस की हार्दिक बधाई हो।
— Jamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) August 15, 2020
— ATK Mohun Bagan FC (@atkmohunbaganfc) August 15, 2020
The raiders we trust with our defence. 💪
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 15, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day from the Red Fort as celebrations are subdued this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.