India is celebrating its 73rd Independence Day on Thursday. It is a day where not only one develops a patriotic feeling towards the country but also remembers the sacrifices which were made by many of our great leaders to fulfill India's dream of becoming an independent nation. On this day, the citizens of this country stand united and come forward to pay their respect to the motherland.
As the nation celebrates yet another Independence Day, sports personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Sania Mirza, Jwala Gutta among others took to social media and wished their friends and fans.
On this occasion, Virender Sehwag also has a very important message for the fellow Indians.
Virender Sehwag's motivational message on Independence Day
The former Indian vice-captain took to social media and conveyed a motivational message in which he wrote to salute this tricolour which is a pride and that it should always be kept high as long as there is life in the heart. Viru had also posted a picture of him waving the national flag after India had won the inaugural edition of ICC World T20 back in 2007.
दे सलामी इस तिरंगे को,— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 15, 2019
जिससे तेरी शान है,
सर हमेशा ऊँचा रखना इसका,
जब तक दिल में जान है।
Happy #IndependenceDayIndia !
Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/5PNKqZTuzj
Cricketing fraternity convey their Independence Day wishes
Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter and has urged everyone to work together towards the progress of our country and create the India of our dreams.
Wishing every Indian a Happy Independence Day. Let's work together towards progress of our country and create the India of our dreams. 🇮🇳 Jai Hind.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2019
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir took to social media and wrote 'Even after getting drenched with my blood, this soil must remain. Whether I live or not, my country should remain. On 73rd Independence Day, I wish our country progress and peace. Happy Independence Day to all of you! Jai Hind.
मेरे लहू से भीगकर भी, ये मिट्टी रहनी चाहिए; मैं रहूँ या न रहूँ, मेरा देश रहना चाहिए. 73वें स्वतंत्रता दिवस पर हम अपने देश की प्रगति और शांति की कामना करते हैं । आप सभी को स्वतंत्रता दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ ! जय हिंद 🇮🇳 #स्वतंत्रतादिवसpic.twitter.com/iU7QF3JvRV— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 15, 2019