Bangalore, Aug 7: India will celebrate its 67th Independence Day on August 15 this year. The nation is witnessing serious internal and external disturbances ahead of the I-Day this year, in the wake of the announcing Telangana as a separate state and the killings of five Indian soldiers near the Line of Control. The northeast is witnessing violence for separate states while the Parliament is being rocked by Opposition protests even as key bills are left pending.
Have we turned a mature democracy in 66 years of independence? That is for the experts to analyse but for the common man and the state, it is another moment to relish our identity as an independent nation.
Kids run with Tricolours
Children run with Tricolours in a village in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.
At Lal Qilla
Preparations underway at the Red Fort in Delhi ahead of the Independence Day.
Making of Tricolours
Workers prepare Tri-colours in Coimabtore in Tamil Nadu ahead of the Independence Day.
Making of the Tricolour
A tailor stitches a Tricolour at his workshop in Kolkata ahead of the Independence Day.
Security check in Assam
Security personnel check bus passengers in Guwahati in Assam as part of security arrangements for Independence Day.
Security beefed up
A security personnel keeps vigilance in front of the Guwahati railway station.