India had sailed through the impenetrable in its struggle for independence, and therefore it is extremely unfortunate today that we are to only celebrate the persons and not their personalities.
Speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort Friday, the prime minister applauded the health workers and all frontline warriors working endlessly to contain the virus and save lives.
Najma Heptulla has urged all citizens to work together and bring emotional integrity and ensure that every part of the country is developed equally so that there is no sense of discrimination.
All the district level officers/officials who will be participating in the celebration must undergo compulsory medical check-up of COVID 19 through Truenat machine on payment basis.
The day is being observed with an objective to let the future generation know the history of Manipur, it added.