NEW DELHI: India celebrated its 73rd Independence Day on Thursday and the country's sporting icons took to social media to wish fellow Indians across the world on the occasion.
Leading the list of sports personalities was cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and India's Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju .
Tendulkar posted a video message along with the caption: "Happy Independence Day to all Indians! Proud of what we’ve achieved in the last 72 years. Let us all Invest in Early Childhood Development .. this can keep our nation healthy, wealthy & happy for generations to come."
Happy Independence Day to all Indians! Proud of what we’ve achieved in the last 72 years. Let us all Invest in Early Childhood Development .. this can keep our nation healthy, wealthy & happy for generations to come. pic.twitter.com/tsY87YLySu— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2019
It’s always a moment of pride for me whenever I see the Indian Flag waving in the air. 🇮🇳— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) August 15, 2019
Wishing a very happy Independence Day to all my countrymen. Jai Hind! #IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/EN5qI8nX6T
Greener forest, cleaner air, stronger rupee, happier heir, greater facilities for a budding player are just a few of my prayers as India boldly marches into 73. Happy Independence Day #IndependenceDayIndia #IndependenceDay2019 pic.twitter.com/ybJdaUCpKp— Gagan Narang (@gaGunNarang) August 15, 2019
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
रघुपति राघव राजाराम,पतित पावन सीताराम ईश्वर अल्लाह तेरो नाम,सब को सन्मति दे भगवान आप सबको #स्वतंत्रतादिवस की सुभकामनाए 🇮🇳— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 15, 2019
On this Independence Day lets salute the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and soldiers who made us realise the dream of an independent and unified India. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! pic.twitter.com/zSsrm7NZx9— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 15, 2019
Happy Independence Day everyone 🇮🇳— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) August 15, 2019
Happy Independence Day 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/3Kn7sWiVkJ— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 15, 2019
Celebrate the bravery of our fighters & their gift of freedom.— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) August 15, 2019
Happy Independence Day 2019
Jai Hind ....🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/5uXIVcJGjh