The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted people on the eve of Independence Day through a message.
The following is the full text of the message:
I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the joyous occasion of our Independence Day.
Today, we celebrate the 74th Independence Day of our country. I pay my tributes to those brave freedom fighters who made countless sacrifices to build an independent nation and to secure a bright future for it. Let us also remember with gratitude the martyred heroes of our struggle for independence who laid down their lives for the cause of freedom.
The most meaningful tribute we can pay to these patriots is to build an India they aspired for. On this Independence Day, let us renew our commitment towards building a united, strong, prosperous, inclusive and peaceful nation where a billion plus dreams find expression and fulfillment.
May this Independence Day bring amity, harmony and prosperity in our country.