Chennai, Tamil Nadu Independence Day Celebrations today: Ahead of the 75th Independence Day celebrations at Fort St. George, the Greater Chennai Police have announced traffic diversions on August 15. According to the release by the city police, the traffic diversions will be in place from 6 a.m. till the end of celebrations. The stretch of Kamarajar Salai from Labour statue up to RBI Subway North on Rajaji Salai and Flag Staff Road will be closed for all vehicular traffic except for those carrying pass.
Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi, Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth and several leaders joined the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign on Saturday while enthusiastic public displayed their patriotism by unfurling the national tricolour atop their houses. The tricolour fluttered atop several houses across Tamil Nadu in response to the Centre’s appeal to hoist the national flags during August 13-15 as part of the nationwide campaign to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.
The state Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu on Friday wrote to all district collectors in the state asking them to ensure that no elected leaders of any local body are prevented from hoisting the national flag on Independence Day on the grounds of their caste.
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