Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar on Tuesday launched a website on the 75th Independence Day Celebrations 2021 (indianidc2021.mod.gov.in) in New Delhi. It is a platform to connect Indians from world over to celebrate the National Festival. The platform is freely accessible to all and provides update & information regarding activities centred around the Independence Day Celebrations 2021. It encompasses the entire Indian diaspora as if they were a part of the celebrations in person. Defence Ministry said, it is an attempt to engage people of all ages, especially the youth.
For the first time ever, the platform will live stream the Independence Day Celebrations from the majestic Red Fort on 15th of this month in Virtual Reality 360 degree format. People can use this feature with or without VR Gadget.
The platform also provides features like a special IDC Radio, Gallery, Interactive filters, E-books on deeds of Gallantry, 50 years of 1971 victory and Blogs on the Freedom Movement, Wars and War Memorials. Netizens can also logon to know the information related to the Independence Day event including minute-to-minute programme, route map, parking details, RSVP and details of other activities. The programme calendar for all initiatives taken by various ministries to mark the occasion is also available on the platform.
Around 40 events are being organised across the country by the Armed Forces and various other segments of Ministry of Defence, including Border Roads Organisation, National Cadet Corps and Indian Coast Guard.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ajay Kumar said, the platform aims to imbibe the culture of togetherness among the masses so that they can celebrate this landmark occasion and unite under common identity of being Indians. He shed light on the number of activities planned in the run up to Independence Day Celebrations 2021, including all women mountaineering expedition at Mount Manirang, 75 Medical Camps being organised by BRO and statue cleaning activities to be carried by NCC cadets at 75 places across the country. The Defence Secretary said, people will soon be able to pay online tribute to the fallen heroes at the National War Memorial in New Delhi. Interactive kiosks are being set up at the Memorial where people can pay homage to the bravehearts through digital means. He also said that motivational talks with gallantry awardees or their next-to-kin and Veer Naris are also being organised as part of the Independence Day Celebrations 2021.