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IN PICS | India celebrates 75th Independence Day

India celebrates 75 years of Independence today. PM Modi started his over 90-minute speech by paying tributes to nation's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar and said that the country will always be indebted to them. PM Modi gave a call for ‘Sabka Prayas’ (everyone's efforts) along with 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas' for building a self-reliant India. PM Modi also greeted the Olympians who have just returned from Tokyo Olympics and applauded their achievements. Here's a look at how the day was celebrated this year.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk [ Updated: August 15, 2021 13:26 IST ]
  • New Delhi: An MI-17 chopper showers flower petals during the 75th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort
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    New Delhi: An MI-17 chopper showers flower petals during the 75th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort

  • New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function

  • New Delhi: Gold medal winner athlete Neeraj Chopra with other Tokyo Olympics 2020 participants and sportspersons at the historic Red Fort
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    New Delhi: Gold medal winner athlete Neeraj Chopra with other Tokyo Olympics 2020 participants and sportspersons at the historic Red Fort

  • New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the guard of honour at the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the guard of honour at the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function

  • New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 75th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 75th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort

  • New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoists the Tricolour at the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoists the Tricolour at the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function

  • New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in audience enclosure after his address to the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function, in New Delhi, Sunday, August 15, 2021.
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in audience enclosure after his address to the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function, in New Delhi, Sunday, August 15, 2021.

  • New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he leaves after his address to the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he leaves after his address to the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function

  • New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inspecting the guard of honour at the historic Red Fort
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inspecting the guard of honour at the historic Red Fort

  • New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS Ajay Bhatt beofore the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function
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    New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS Ajay Bhatt beofore the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function

  • New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets athletes and sportspersons who participated in the Tokyo Olympics 2020
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets athletes and sportspersons who participated in the Tokyo Olympics 2020

  • New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he leaves after his address to the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he leaves after his address to the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, during the 75th Independence Day function

  • Patiala: Punjab Minister Brahm Mohindra inspects the parade during the 75th Independence Day celebrations, at Polo Ground in Patiala, Sunday, Aug 15, 2021.
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    Patiala: Punjab Minister Brahm Mohindra inspects the parade during the 75th Independence Day celebrations, at Polo Ground in Patiala, Sunday, Aug 15, 2021.

  • Guwahati: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma pays tribute at the Martyrs Tomb on the 75th Independence Day
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    Guwahati: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma pays tribute at the Martyrs Tomb on the 75th Independence Day

  • Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP State President VD Sharma with other leaders during the flag hoisting ceremony at BJP State headquarters on 75th Independence Day, in Bhopal, Sunday, Aug 15, 2021. 
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    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP State President VD Sharma with other leaders during the flag hoisting ceremony at BJP State headquarters on 75th Independence Day, in Bhopal, Sunday, Aug 15, 2021. 

  • Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inspects the parade during the 75th Independence Day function, in Patna, Sunday, Aug 15, 2021.
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    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inspects the parade during the 75th Independence Day function, in Patna, Sunday, Aug 15, 2021.

  • Srinagar: Security personnel stands guard at Lal Chowk illuminated in tricolor on the eve of 75th Independence Day celebrations
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    Srinagar: Security personnel stands guard at Lal Chowk illuminated in tricolor on the eve of 75th Independence Day celebrations

  • New Delhi: An illuminated view of the Raisina Hills ahead of Independence Day celebration in New Delhi
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    New Delhi: An illuminated view of the Raisina Hills ahead of Independence Day celebration in New Delhi

  • Patna: Bihar Vidahan Mandal illuminated in tricolour on the eve of 75th Independence Day celebrations
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    Patna: Bihar Vidahan Mandal illuminated in tricolour on the eve of 75th Independence Day celebrations

  • Ahmedabad: Swaminarayan temple decorates with Indian national flag and makes a formation of Indian map on the eve of 75th Independence Day
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    Ahmedabad: Swaminarayan temple decorates with Indian national flag and makes a formation of Indian map on the eve of 75th Independence Day

  • Mumbai: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus illuminated on the eve of the 75th Independence Day 
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    Mumbai: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus illuminated on the eve of the 75th Independence Day 

  • Hyderabad: The young sailors of Yacht Club of Hyderabad take over Durgam Cheruvu as they celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence
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    Hyderabad: The young sailors of Yacht Club of Hyderabad take over Durgam Cheruvu as they celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence

  • New Delhi: An illuminated view of the Raisina Hills ahead of Independence Day celebration in New Delhi
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    New Delhi: An illuminated view of the Raisina Hills ahead of Independence Day celebration in New Delhi