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India unfurls tricolour to celebrate 70 years of independence

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Published : Aug 15, 2017, 1:48 pm IST
Updated : Sep 29, 2017, 5:26 pm IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from Red Fort. He remembered the contributions of martyrs who laid down their lives for the country. (Photo: PIB)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from Red Fort. He remembered the contributions of martyrs who laid down their lives for the country. (Photo: PIB)
Dressed in off-white kurta and crimson turban, Modi first paid tributes to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on Tuesday morning before heading to the Red Fort where he unfurled the Tricolour. (Photo: PIB)
Dressed in off-white kurta and crimson turban, Modi first paid tributes to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on Tuesday morning before heading to the Red Fort where he unfurled the Tricolour. (Photo: PIB)
This is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fourth Independence Day address. (Photo: PIB)
This is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fourth Independence Day address. (Photo: PIB)
Narendra Modi had invited constructive ideas from citizens to address this Independence Day and has received at least 8,000. (Photo: PIB)
Narendra Modi had invited constructive ideas from citizens to address this Independence Day and has received at least 8,000. (Photo: PIB)
In his Independence Day speech, Modi said 'those who have contributed and sacrificed for us all to see a free India, I salute you all.' (Photo: PIB)
In his Independence Day speech, Modi said 'those who have contributed and sacrificed for us all to see a free India, I salute you all.' (Photo: PIB)
Modi said,'Everybody is equal in our nation, no one big or small. We together can bring a positive change in the nation.' (Photo: PIB)
Modi said,'Everybody is equal in our nation, no one big or small. We together can bring a positive change in the nation.' (Photo: PIB)
After addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday, Modi interacted with the school children, some of whom were dressed as Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami. (Photo: PIB)
After addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday, Modi interacted with the school children, some of whom were dressed as Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami. (Photo: PIB)
A large image of Mahatma Gandhi is shown on a highrise building, on the eve of Independence Day in New Delhi on Monday. (Photo: PTI)
A large image of Mahatma Gandhi is shown on a highrise building, on the eve of Independence Day in New Delhi on Monday. (Photo: PTI)
Security had been tightened across the country to ensure a seamless feat of celebration for its countrymen. (Photo: PIB)


Security had been tightened across the country to ensure a seamless feat of celebration for its countrymen. (Photo: PIB)
A young boy runs with a national flag as a flock of pigeons is seen at the front, on the eve of Independence Day celebrations at Marina beach in Chennai on Monday. (Photo: PTI)
A young boy runs with a national flag as a flock of pigeons is seen at the front, on the eve of Independence Day celebrations at Marina beach in Chennai on Monday. (Photo: PTI)
Taj Mahal hotel building illuminated in Indian tricolor ahead of the Independence Day, in Mumbai on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)
Taj Mahal hotel building illuminated in Indian tricolor ahead of the Independence Day, in Mumbai on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)
Some boys wave the tricolour at the Marina beach in Chennai. (Photo: PTI)
Some boys wave the tricolour at the Marina beach in Chennai. (Photo: PTI)

Tags: Independence Day, Narendra Modi, Mahatma Gandhi