I&B Minister launches Special Web Page on Festival of Independence

Festival15thAugustM Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information and Broadcasting today launched a special webpage developed by Press Information Bureau on Festival of Independence, 2016. The webpage that can be accessed from PIB’s home page, pib.nic.in is designed as a platform to showcase all the events related to the Festival being celebrated throughout the country.

The webpage showcases hundreds of archival photographs, audio and video clips, write-ups and features on leaders and events related to the freedom struggle. The webpage will host live webcast of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Independence Day Speech from the Red Fort and will also host other speeches delivered by the Prime Minister at events related to these celebrations. Prime Minister’s Speech at the launch of the festival at Bhabra in Madhya Pradesh and photographs of the function at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai led by Hon’ble Minister of Information and Broadcasting Shri M Venkaiah Naidu yesterday (9.8.16) will also be available on the webpage.

The Social Media section of the Webpage will show live feeds from Twitter and Facebook. The Tweets from the PIB twitter handle having the hashtags #70YearsOfIndependence and #Aazadi70Saal and Facebook posts on the PIB’s Home Page will be updated on the webpage in real-time.

Several organizations have contributed to the rich content being showcased on the webpage. These include All India Radio, Doordarshan, Photo Division, Films Division, Directorate of Public Relations of Ministry of Defence and Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity.

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