Rajasthan celebrates Independence Day

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Ajmer, Aug 15 (IANS) India’s 70th Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm, gaiety and fervour throughout Rajasthan on Monday.

The state-level function was held at the Patel Stadium here where Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje unfurled the national flag and urged the people to cooperate in making Rajasthan a leading state.

“Lot has been done, but more is needed to make Rajasthan a leading state and without participation and cooperation of people nothing much can be achieved,” she said, addressing a large gathering of city residents, school children and others here.

Raje highlighted various schemes of the state government.

Various steps are being taken to improve infrastructure in the state, including road network, she said.

“We are working hard to put Rajasthan on the path of progress,” Raje said.

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“We are giving priority to development of solar and wind power and because of our policies the state ranks top in solar power.”

The state will organise Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet-2016 (GRAM) in Jaipur from November 9-11, which is likely to be attended by over 40,000 farmers from all over the country, she said.

The function also saw Raje honouring police and government officers and cultural performances.



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