Bhopal: The nation`s 65th Independence Day
was celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm all over Madhya
Pradesh on Monday.
The main function was held at the Motilal Nehru Stadium
in the Lal Parade ground where state Chief Minister Shivraj
Singh Chouhan unfurled the national flag and took the salute
at a march past by various forces.
In his speech on the occasion, the Chief Minister said
that terrorism would not be allowed to grow in Madhya Pradesh
and added that the government had so far apprehended 100
activists of the dreaded SIMI.
Chouhan said Madhya Pradesh was known as a developed
state now and pointed out that this year the growth rate of
was expected to touch around nine per cent.
Congress MLA from Bhopal (North), Arif Aqueel took out
his usual Paigham-e-Mohabbat rally in his constituency to mark
The state Congress chief, Kantilal Bhuria unfurled the
national flag at the Congress office.
Those who greeted people of the state on this occasion
included Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, the leader
of the opposition in the state Assembly, Ajay Singh and the
State BJP Chief, Prabhat Jha.