Gurugram: Residents of New Gurugram celebrated Independence Day with great zeal and patriotic fervour on Saturday.
Several RWAs and social organizations across the city marked the celebration with a flag hoisting ceremony amid the Covid-19 crisis. Many traditional programs were curtailed as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the infection.
At Sare Homes, a residential society located in Sector 92, residents celebrated the national festival with patriotism and pride for their nation. Retd Major Aman Jakkhar was the chief guest on the occasion, who along with senior citizens of the society hoisted the tricolour at the society premises.
The RWA of Sare Homes felicitated the corona warriors including doctors, facility staff, sanitation staff with mementos, and certificates to mark the celebration.
Ten students of the society, who excelled in the examination of 2019-20, were also felicitated. The RWA also appreciated the effort of Kalpana Srivastav, a resident of the society, for distributing sanitary napkins to underprivileged women during the lockdown period.
“This year, we are celebrating the 74th year of independence which we earned by fighting it together, now too, we need to be united and fight the battle against coronavirus and defeat it,” said Praveen Malik, RWA president of the society.
Similarly, the Rotary Club of New Gurgaon celebrated its first Independence Day with a noble gesture to help the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The members of the club distributed 250 masks to the underprivileged people of the community.
Ashok Malik, President of Rotary Club of New Gurgaon said, “This is our first celebration as an organisation, which is why we wanted it to be more meaningful. 15 members of the club visited slums in the new Gurgaon area and distributed face masks. We also created awareness about the importance of face cover among the children and others, which is our first defense tactic against the disease. We are planning to distribute more masks in the coming days as well.”