• Short Summary

    ON THE OCCASION OF INDIA'S 22ND INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED TODAY AT DELHI'S RED FORT TO CELEBRATE THE DAY BY WATCHING A PARADE AND HEARING PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI SPEAK AFTER SHE PERFORMED THE TRADITIONAL CEREMONY OF UNFURLING THE FLAG ON THE RAMPARTS OF THE 300-YEAR-OLD FORT.

  • Description

    ON THE OCCASION OF INDIA'S 22ND INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED TODAY AT DELHI'S RED FORT TO CELEBRATE THE DAY BY WATCHING A PARADE AND HEARING PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI SPEAK AFTER SHE PERFORMED THE TRADITIONAL CEREMONY OF UNFURLING THE FLAG ON THE RAMPARTS OF THE 300-YEAR-OLD FORT.

    TAKING PART IN THE CEREMONY WERE 1,500 SCHOOLCHILDREN AND 3,500 BOYS AND GIRLS OF THE NATIONAL CADET CORPS. AND AMONG THE SPECIAL GUESTS INVITED TO ATTEND THE COLOURFUL CELEBRATIONS WERE GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND PROMINENT PERSONALITIES.

    AN INTER-SERVICES GUARD OF HONOUR, LED BY THE BAND OF THE CRACK RAJPUTANA RIFLES REGIMENTS, STARTED THE PARADE BY MARCHING IN AND TAKING THEIR PLACES FOR THE SALUTES AND INSPECTION.

    PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI, ESCORTED BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING (GOC) OF THE DELHI AREA, MAJOR GENERAL S. K. KORLA, INSPECTED THE GUARD OF HONOUR AND PROCEEDED TO THE RAMPARTS OF THE RED FORT TO MEET THE SPECIAL GUESTS AND THEN CARRIED OUT THE UNFURLING OF THE NATIONAL FLAG - ASSISTED BY NAVY SUB-LIEUTENANT TRILOCHAN SINGH.

    MRS. GANDHI, WHO TOMORROW FACES ONE OF THE MOST CRUCIAL ELECTIONS IN HER CAREER WHEN THE COUNTRY VOTES TO ELECT A NEW PRESIDENT, SPOKE OF A "TRYST WITH DESTINY" - A PHRASE COINED BY HER FATHER JAWARHARLAL NEHRU. SHE APPEALED TO THE PEOPLE OF INDIA TO THINK FIRST OF ITS POOREST AND WEAKEST CITIZENS AND URGED THEN TO FOLLOW HER IN THE STRUGGLE WHICH IS LIKELY TO SPLIT THE RULING CONGRESS PARTY WHICH HAS DOMINATED THE COUNTRY SINCE INDEPENDENCE IN 1974.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAGBX83WJ99MEF4H5LKRWVZOLG
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGBX83WJ99MEF4H5LKRWVZOLG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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