The residents of Jamalpur in Ahmedabad on Tuesday carried out a march with a 72 feet long Tricolour as part of the 72nd Republic Day celebrations in the city.
The celebration was the residents’ way of showing respect for the Indian Constitution and the spirit of democracy.
More than 150 people gathered outside Jamalpur Darwaja to carry the national flag. The march covered Jagannath Mandir and Christian Tekra too.
The motive of the national flag march is to enhance communal brotherhood among the people. Earlier, this sort of march with the Tricolour was carried out at Ratan Pol near Gandhi Road.
Speaking to Gujarat Exclusive, social activist Rauf Bengali said the two national festivals August 15 (Independence Day) and January 26 ( Republic Day) are of great importance.
He said the march is also aimed at encouraging people to put more effort into the country’s development.
“On both the national festivals we carry out different activities. Last year we organised blood donation camps on August 15 as part of our efforts to encourage people to contribute to the development of the country,” Bengali said.
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