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Special site on Independence Day 2016 developed by PIB launched by Naidu

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NEW DELHI: A special webpage has been developed by Press Information Bureau on Independence Day 2016 as a platform to showcase all the events related to the Festival being celebrated throughout the country.

The webpage that can be accessed from PIB’s home page pib.nic.in is designed was launched here today by Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

The webpage showcases hundreds of archival photographs, audio and video clips, write-ups and features on leaders and events related to the freedom struggle. 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 delivered by the Prime Minister at events related to these celebrations.

The Prime Minister’s Speech at the launch of the festival at Bhabra in Madhya Pradesh and photographs of the function at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai led by Naidu yesterday will also be available on the webpage.

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 #70YearsOfIndependenceand #Aazadi70Saal and Facebook posts on the

PIB’s Home Page will be updated on the webpage in real-time.

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.

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