In triumph and in tragedy, united we stand and pledge allegiance to the flag of our motherland and to the republic for which it stands – one nation under god undivided; with liberty and justice for all – these feelings prevail throughout the nation as flags are hoisted from the Red Fort in Delhi to every nook and corner in cities and states across the nation. Navi Mumbai was no different. The entire city rose to salute the flag as hoisting ceremonies were held in government institutes, colleges, schools and housing societies. At the Thane Collector’s Office, Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik hoisted the flag in the presence of Collector Nandkumar Jantre. At Konkan Bhavan Vinay Kore – State Minister for Horticulture and Non-Conventional Energy hoisted the flag in the presence of Konkan Divisional Commissioner J T Bandri, MLC Manda and other senior government officials. A ceremony to felicitate persons who have done the state proud was held here. At CIDCO Bhavan, Managing Director N Ramarao hoisted the flag in the presence of Jt. MD Deepak Kapur. Mayor Manisha Bhoir hoisted the flag at NMMC in the presence of Commissioner Madhukar Kokate. DCP – HQ Kishore Jadhav hoisted the flag at the Police Commissionerate at CBD Belapur. Colleges and schools too celebrated Independence Day with utmost gusto and zeal. At DAV Public School, Nerul – DAV Regional Director Dr. K B Kushal hoisted the flag. At DAV Public School, Airoli Principal Rajeev Gupta hoisted the flag in the presence of prominent city surgeon Dr. Sunil Keswani. At DAV Public School, Kharghar Principal Seema Maindiratta hoisted the flag.