Another unique fact about the August 15th event and the parade is that along with the school children and security personnel, the common villagers of Marjum will also participate in this parade.
Maoist organizations have been boycotting both 15 August Independence Day and 26 January Republic Day, and observing them as “Black Days” for decades. It is know that the Leftists, Maoist terrorists and their backers in the media and intellectual circuits, imagine and portray India as a Maoist state rather than a Democratic Republic. This is the reason there is an atmosphere of fear in hoisting the national flag on the occasion of Independence Day and Republic Day in many Maoist infested areas of the country.
Many parts of Bastar district is completely affected by Maoist terrorism and there are many villages where independence has not been celebrated for decades. People are also intimidated and threatened to not hoist the national flag.
But this Independence Day, the Maoist-infested village of Marjum will for the first time hoist the Indian tricolor. Marjum is situated on the border of Bastar and Dantewada districts. The Narrative World portal reports that, along with the flag hoisting, the national anthem will be sung by the villagers who will also participate in a parade that will be organised on that day.
Another unique fact about the August 15th event and the parade is that along with the school children and security personnel, the villagers of Marjum will also participate in this parade. The entire village will be part of the event and also participate in the parade, say sources. The event will also include villagers who have suffered at the hands of the Maoist terrorists and Maoists who have surrendered and are leading a new life. There are reports that a large number of Maoists will also surrender on this day.
After 73 years of independence, this celebration of independence will not be limited to Marjum alone. The tricolor will also be hoisted for the first time in the nearby villages of Chikpal and Paracheli. Government officials of the district including the District Collector and Superintendent of Police will also be participating in the events at Marjum.
Metamarka village hoisted the tricolor for the first time last year
The tricolor was hoisted for the first time in the remote village of Metamaraka in Bastar division on the occasion of Independence Day last year. The 206 Cobra Battalion of CRPF along with the villagers hoisted the national flag and participated in the independence day celebrations.
After this event, the national flag was hoisted again on 26 January 2020 at the Potali village after 20 years, which was another Maoist infested area.