28 AUG 2011
Thousands celebrate Anna’s victory at India Gate
New Delhi: The multitude of Anna Hazare supporters, who were with him at Ramlila Maidan here for the last 12 days, returned Sunday to the historic India Gate to celebrate their leader’s victory with the songs that they chanted during his fast for a stringent anti-graft law.
This time, the sense of outrage against corruption was replaced by a sense of elation.
Amid drum beats and fluttering national flags, thousands of cheerful supporters shouted slogans and danced till late in the evening.
Sitting near a signboard, 88-year-old K.P. Singh, a supporter, said: “This anti-corruption movement will herald a new era in the country. This is a movement of character and morals. And half of the battle is won.”