Indian commuters ride past a school building where colors of the Indian flag are displayed on the eve of Independence Day in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. India commemorates its Independence in 1947 from British colonial rule, on August 15. (AP Photo)
An Indian student, with his face painted with colors resembling those of the Indian flag, poses for photographs on the eve of Independence day in Allahabad India , Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. India commemorates its Independence in 1947 from British colonial rule, on August 15. (AP Photo)
School children make a formation during Independence Day celebrations in Patiala.
Sand artist Subal Maharana highlights the atrocities on women through his sand art on Independence Day in Bhubaneswar.
School children make a human chain in the shape of the Indian map on Independence Day in Mirzapur.
Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik's sculpture with the message 'Jai Jawan' on Independence Day at the Puri beach in Odisha.
Hindu devotees pour milk dyed in the colours of the national flag at the Somnath Mahadev Temple in Ahmedabad.
A fountain presenting the tri colours of the Indian flag on the eve of Independance Day at near Parliament House in New Delhi on August 14, 2013. (Photo IANS)
The Indian flag at the Red Fort on the eve of Independence Day in New Delhi on August 14, 2013. (Photo IANS)
Delhi Police personnel stands guard at India Gate ahead of Independence Day in New Delhi on August 14, 2013. (Photo IANS)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh salutes as he stands before giving his speech to the Nation at the Red Fort.
The localities around the Red Fort have been sanitised before the event and informers were deployed to keep a check on any movement of anti national elements.