Islamabad/Colombo/ Abu Dhabi, Aug.15 (ANI): A feeling of patriotism overwhelmed the Indians in different parts of the world, as they celebrated country's 63rd Independence Day away from their motherland on Saturday.
Traditional cultural programmes were also organised on this special occasion besides hoisting of the tricolour-the Indian national flag.
In Pakistan's capital Islamabad, the Indian High Commissioner, Sharat Sabharwal, hoisted the tricolour and read out the President of India's address to the nation at an official function in the mission. On this joyous occasion, the families of the High Commission staff sung patriotic songs and exchange greetings.
Security within the Diplomatic Enclave in the heart of Islamabad had been beefed up, as Pakistan marked its Independence Day on Friday. All vehicles entering the enclave had to undergo a thorough check.
In Sri Lankan capital Colombo, High Commissioner Alok Prasad unfurled the tricolour amidst a march past by Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers as the Sri Lankan navy band gave a performance.
Traditional songs and dance marked this event, which was attended by over 400 people at the India House.
In Abu Dhabi, the Independence Day celebrations were led by Indian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Talmiz Ahmad, at a function attended by Rajya Sabha MP Mani Shankar Aiyer, as the Chief guest.
In Dubai, India's Consul General Venu Rajamony hoisted the tricolour at the Indian High School. This ceremony was followed by an hour-long cultural programme in which children of various Indian schools participated. (ANI)