"We must live up to the ideals of our supreme document, the Constitution of India," Jung said in his message on the eve of Independence Day. The Delhi LG urged people to remember and pay homage to the many who through their sacrifice 'delivered this much cherished independence to us'.

"Independence Day must mark an occasion for us to renew our pledge to serve our nation with greater sincerity, commitment and truth in all walks of life," a L-G House statement said.

He also exhorted the people to set an example of good citizenship and emphasised the need for treating everybody with respect and dignity irrespective of caste, class, gender, religion or region.

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