We should merge Independence Day and Republic Day into one and call it India Day. It can be celebrated on 26th January. On India Day we can perform everything with pride that is relevant and that we have been doing on both days like flag hoisting, the PM’s speech, parade, etc.
The public holiday that is freed up can be made into Clean India Day. On this day every citizen from the common person to the President, every organization from private to government and every city, town and village can voluntarily spend the day in cleaning up the public land, water and air of India. We can institute awards for the citizen, organization, village, town and city that did the best clean up job.
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