Happy Independence Day

Children listen to the Prime Minister's speech during the 69th Independence Day Celebration at Red Fort in New Delhi. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his second Independence Day address. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa takes Guard of Honour during celebrations at Fort St. George in Chennai. Photo: M. Prabhu
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inspects the march past at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav salutes after unfurling the tricolor flag at the Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt.
Bike stunts at the Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar. The event was attended by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed , former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and woman PDP president Mehbooba Mufti. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
More than 700 schoolchildren hold a 305 meters long National Flag at GHS Road on Saturday. The celebration was organised by the Saraswat Education Society in Mangaluru. Photo: H.S. Manjunath
A child at the I-Day function in Eluru in Andhra Pradesh. Photo: A.V.G. Prasad.
Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy salutes after unfurling the national flag at Uppalam Ground in Puducherry. Photo: T. Singaravelou

On this day, parades, flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural events take place on different scales all over the country every year. It was no different this year. Take a look at the celebrations of the 69th Independence Day from New Delhi to Puducherry.

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