Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today extended his wish on the 77th Independence Day to the people of the country and called Bharat Mata as the voice of every Indian.
Taking to social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, the Congress leader said, "Bharat Mata is the voice of every Indian! Happy Independence Day to all the countrymen."
The Congress leader also shared his experience of 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' and said that he started the 145-day walk at the edge of the sea and reached the snow of Kashmir.
"Last year I spent a hundred and forty-five days walking across the land I call home. I started at the edge of the sea and walked through heat, dust and rain. Through forests, towns and hills, until I reached the soft snow of my beloved Kashmir," he said.
He also mentioned the pain he faced while continuing his yatra and the motivation that helped him in continuing the yatra.
"Within a few days, the pain arrived. My old knee injury, one that hours of physiotherapy had banished, was back. A few days into the walk, my physio joined us, he came and gave me sage advice. The pain remained. And then I started to notice something. Every time I would think about stopping, every time I considered giving up, someone would come and gift me the energy to continue," he said.
"The Yatra progressed. But soon the numbers of people became so large, the pain so persistent that I started to observe and listen," he added.
In view of the Independence Day celebrations, Delhi Police have beefed up security arrangements in the national capital.
Police personnel checked vehicles as security tightened up across the national capital on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations.
Various iconic buildings and monuments in India have been illuminated in the Tricolours lights ahead of Independence Day.
Old Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi Railway Station and India Gate were light-up as the city soaks in Independence Day fervour.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the national flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort on Tuesday morning to a 21-gun salute and then address the nation.
This year's Independence Day will culminate the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations, which were launched by the Prime Minister from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on March 12, 2021, and will, once again, usher the country into Amrit Kaal with renewed vigour to realise PM Modi's dream of making India a developed country by 2047.
A number of new initiatives have been taken to celebrate the 77th Independence Day. A large number of guests have been invited as compared to last year.