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‘I stand by my country’ campaign to celebrate 70 years of India’s independence

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‘I stand by my country’ campaign to celebrate 70 years of India's independence
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As part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement and the 70th Independence Day, the government is planning to carry out a campaign around the theme ‘I stand by my country’.

According to a brief prepared by the ministry of information and broadcasting, the government is planning for a multimedia campaign that will focus on inspiring the young generation and instil in them a sense of pride and responsibility.

“It is a great opportunity to not only celebrate, but also reiterate our patriotic feelings, reinvigorate our resolve to make India an economic superpower, and revitalise our minds to make India the world’s intellectual capital,” quoted ET Now, after reviewing it.

It said that the government feels that such a campaign will help youngsters inherit the patriotic legacy and relate to major events that took place seven decades ago.

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government will also focus on itself, saying that under it a new and resilient India is on the rise. “There is a new and upbeat dynamism, an innate desire in the people to see the nation rise to new heights of success,” the I&B ministry brief said. “And today, the people are seeing it happen under the new government.”

The celebrations will stress that in the next five years, a ‘New India’ will emerge which will get “rid of corruption and black money” and fulfils the aspirations of its citizens.

Separate taglines will be formed for the Quit India anniversary and 70th Independence Day.

According to ET,  the government is planning a social media campaign of motivating people to click their selfies with the tricolour and post them on social media websites, plus holding week-long celebrations on the Rajpath lawns from August 12-18.

People will also come to know of Indian heroes through Twitter polls and quizzes on MyGov platform will also enrich the knowledge of the people on Indian history.