A special webpage on Festival of Independence, 2016, was launched by Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday.
The webpage developed by the Press Information Bureau 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 will host live webcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi&’s Independence Day Speech from the Red Fort and will also host other speeches by him at events related to these celebrations.
The webpage also showcases hundreds of archival photographs, audio and video clips, write-ups and features on leaders and events related to the freedom struggle.
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, the ministry relase stated.
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, the ministry added.