In pics: Moods of the nation on Independence Day

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Bangalore, Aug 15: The 67th Independence Day was celebrated across India on Thursday. While President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the nation on the eve of the historic day, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the nation from the Red Fort on Thursday morning.

State chief ministers and party leaders also observed the occasion at other places. Flag-hoisting ceremonies and social programmes were held at various places.

A couple of blasts rocked Assam's Kokrajhar but otherwise, the day was being celebrated peacefully. Security was beefed up across major cities after warning was issued against probable mischief by terror outfits. The big event of the day was the speech made by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Bhuj in his state in which he took on the prime minister.

Here are some glimpses of India's Independence Day celebrations.

In Bangalore

Schoolchildren perform during the celebration of the 67th Independence day at Parade Ground in Bangalore on Thursday.

In Delhi

Jubilant schoolchildren during the 67th Independence Day function at the Red Fort in Delhi on Thursday.

In Jaipur

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot during the 67 Independence Day function at Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.

In Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 67th Independence day celebration at Indira Gandhi Sarani in Kolkata.

In Delhi

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the nation from ramparts of the Red Fort during the 67th Independence Day function.

In Delhi

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the nation from the Red Fort during the 67th Independence Day function.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and other party leaders salute the Tricolour during the 67th Independence Day celebration at the AICC headquarters.

In Mohali, Punjab

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal takes salute at the parade during 67th Independence Day function in Mohali on Thursday.

In New Delhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders at the 67th Independence Day celebration at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday.

In Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee exchanges greetings with common people during 67th Independence day celebration at Indira Gandhi Sarani in Kolkata on Thursday.

In Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah inspecting the parade during 67th Independence Day function at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar on Thursday.

In New Delhi

IAF and Army contingents after paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate on the occasion of 67th Independence Day in New Delhi on Thursday.

In Delhi

A view of the historic Red Fort during the 67th Independence Day function, in New Delhi on Thursday.

In New Delhi

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh takes salute during the 67th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Thursday.

In Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah unfurling the Tricolour during 67th Independence Day function at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar on Thursday.

In New Delhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi hoisting the Tricolour during the 67th Independence Day celebration at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday.

New Delhi

BJP President Rajnath Singh unfurling the Tricolour at the party headquarters on the occasion of 67th Independence Day in New Delhi on Thursday.

In Bhuj, Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi gives his Independence Day speech in at Lalan College in Bhuj on Thursday.

In Gujarat

Boys and girls perform at Lalan College in Bhuj in Gujarat on the occasion of the 67th Independence Day on Thursday.

In Gujarat

A stunt underway at a Independence Day programme in Bhuj in Gujarat on Thursday.

In Delhi

Services bandsmen perform during the 67th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Thursday.

In Gurgaon

Schoolchildren perform during celebration of 67th Independence day in Gurgaon on Thursday.

In Hyderabad

Women cadets march at the Parade Grounds in Hyderabad on the 67th Independence Day on Thursday.

In Hyderabad

Personnel march at the Parade Grounds in Hyderabad on Thursday.

From Hyderabad

Women cadets march at the Parade Grounds in Hyderabad on Thursday on the occasion of the Independence Day.

In Hyderabad

Girls march at the Parade Grounds in Hyderabad on Thursday on the occasion of India's 67th Independence Day.

In Hyderabad

Andhra Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy rewards a police officer on the occasion of the Independence Day in Hyderabad on Thursday.

In Hyderabad

Lensmen wait under the umbrellas for the march past to begin at the Parade Grounds in Hyderabad on the occasion of India's 67th Independence Day.

From Hyderabad

The tableau that won the best prize (department of culture) in the I-Day celebrations in Hyderabad on Thursday.

In Hyderabad

The tableau that won the second prize (forest department) at the I-Day celebrations in Hyderabad on Thursday.

In Hyderabad

The tableau that won the third prize (horticulture department) at the I-Day celebrations in Hyderabad on Thursday.

In Hyderabad

The tableau that won the consolation prize (women development and child welfare department) in the I-Day celebrations in Hyderabad on Thursday.

In Chennai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa salutes the Tricolour following the flag-hoisting ceremony in Chennai on Thursday.

In Patna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets the people on Independence Day in Patna on Thursday.

In West Bengal

Independence Day celebrations in a village in West Bengal on Thursday.

In Mangalore

Independence Day celebrations at an institute in Mangalore in Karnataka on Thursday.

Celebrations

Children celebrate Independence Day in Nagaland on Thursday.

In New Delhi

Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on way to Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on Thursday.

In Hyderabad

A child with a Tricolour in Hyderabad on the Independence Day on Thursday.

In Hyderabad

Children celebrate Independence Day with Tricolours in front of the Charminar in Hyderabad on Thursday.

In Hyderabad

Celebrations of the independence Day in Hyderabad on Thursday.

In Hyderabad

The Tricolour flies high on the Andhra Pradesh High Court in Hyderabad on the occasion of Independence Day on Thursday.

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