Port Wings News Network:
Union ministers, including Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Pon Radhakrishnan unfurled the National Flag at their official residences here and greeted the nation on the occasion of the 69th Republic Day.
“Unfurling national flag at residence on #RepublicDay. Greetings on the holy occasion of Republic Day #RepublicDay,” Finance Minister Jaitley tweeted.
Gadkari, who also hoisted the national flag at his residence, took the micro-blogging site to wish countrymen.
“Let us pledge to uphold the spirit of our constitution at all times and make ours a Republic of positive constructive, nation building ideas. #Republicday2018,” he said.
Union Minister for Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan echoed similar sentiments and said Republic Day was a solemn occasion to pay tributes to the country’s architects and democracy.
“It is now the responsibility of each citizen to uphold the sanctity of our constitution and contribute to making a #New India,” he tweeted.
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Twitter said, “Unfurled the National Tricolour and took salute on Republic Day at my residence. My tributes to those brave soldiers who made their supreme sacrifice for security and pride of the nation. #Republicday2018.”
Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani urged people on Twitter to reaffirm their commitment to contribute towards building a “new” and “positive” India.
Minister of State for Water Resources Satyapal Singh paid respects to freedom fighters and asked people to resolute to “live for the country”.
“Will make sacrifices if need be (for the country),” he said on the micro-blogging site.
Governors unfurled the tricolour in their respective states and outlined its achievements while also urging the citizens of the Republic to take pledge to meet the challenges ahead