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Independence Day 2019 preparations in full swing across India

From Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu to the Red Fort in Delhi, India gears up for 73rd Independence Day. People across the nation have started preparations to celebrate the important day with full enthusiasm. On 15 August, 1947 India became independent from 200 years of colonial rule. After that Independence Day is celebrated across India annually on the same date. This day reminds us of all the sacrifices that our freedom fighters made for our country. Take a look at how people across the country are preparing to celebrate 73 years of freedom and showing their national pride.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 August 2019, 02:01:44 PM
Independence day preparations in full swing across the country

Independence day preparations in full swing across the country

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From Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu to the Red Fort in Delhi, India gears up for 73rd Independence Day. People across the nation have started preparations to celebrate the important day with full enthusiasm. On 15 August, 1947 India became independent from 200 years of colonial rule. After that Independence Day is celebrated across India annually on the same date. This day reminds us of all the sacrifices that our freedom fighters made for our country. 

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Students perform during a rehearsal for the Independence Day function at Manekshaw Parade Ground in Bengaluru on Tuesday (Aug 13, 2019). (Image credit: PTI)

Students perform during a rehearsal for the Independence Day function at Manekshaw Parade Ground in Bengaluru on Tuesday (Aug 13, 2019). (Image credit: PTI)

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Students perform during a rehearsal for the Independence Day function at Manekshaw Parade Ground in Bengaluru on Tuesday (Aug 13, 2019). (Image credit: PTI)

A contingent of National Cadet Corps (NCC) march during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day parade, in Amritsar on Tuesday (Aug 13, 2019). (Image credit: PTI)

A contingent of National Cadet Corps (NCC) march during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day parade, in Amritsar on Tuesday (Aug 13, 2019). (Image credit: PTI)

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A contingent of National Cadet Corps (NCC) march during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day parade, in Amritsar on Tuesday (Aug 13, 2019). (Image credit: PTI)

Students take part in a full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day parade, in Amritsar on Aug 13, 2019. (Image credit: PTI)

Students take part in a full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day parade, in Amritsar on Aug 13, 2019. (Image credit: PTI)

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Students take part in a full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day parade, in Amritsar on Aug 13, 2019. (Image credit: PTI)

Contingents of armed police forces participate in the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade at Fort St. George in Chennai on Tuesday. (Image credit: PTI)

Contingents of armed police forces participate in the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade at Fort St. George in Chennai on Tuesday. (Image credit: PTI)

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Contingents of armed police forces participate in the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade at Fort St. George in Chennai on Tuesday. (Image credit: PTI)

Students run as they hold the Tricolour in a paddy field, ahead of the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at a village in Birbhum district. (Image credit: PTI)

Students run as they hold the Tricolour in a paddy field, ahead of the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at a village in Birbhum district. (Image credit: PTI)

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Students run as they hold the Tricolour in a paddy field, ahead of the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at a village in Birbhum district. (Image credit: PTI)

A contingent of Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force (TNDRF) during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at Fort St George, in Chennai. (Image credit: PTI)

A contingent of Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force (TNDRF) during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at Fort St George, in Chennai. (Image credit: PTI)

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A contingent of Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force (TNDRF) during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at Fort St George, in Chennai. (Image credit: PTI)

A worker prepares Kanyashree tableau ahead of Independence Day in Kolkata on Tuesday. (Image credit: PTI)

A worker prepares Kanyashree tableau ahead of Independence Day in Kolkata on Tuesday. (Image credit: PTI)

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A worker prepares Kanyashree tableau ahead of Independence Day in Kolkata on Tuesday. (Image credit: PTI)

Marching contingent of police force during the full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day parade, at Ridge in Shimla. (Image credit: PTI)

Marching contingent of police force during the full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day parade, at Ridge in Shimla. (Image credit: PTI)

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Marching contingent of police force during the full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day parade, at Ridge in Shimla. (Image credit: PTI)

Punjab Police personnel take selfies during the full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day parade, in Amritsar. (Image credit: PTI)

Punjab Police personnel take selfies during the full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day parade, in Amritsar. (Image credit: PTI)

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Punjab Police personnel take selfies during the full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day parade in Amritsar. (Image credit: PTI)

CRPF personnel patrol the railway tracks near Jammu Railway Station ahead of the Independence Day, in Jammu

CRPF personnel patrol the railway tracks near Jammu Railway Station ahead of the Independence Day, in Jammu

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CRPF personnel patrol the railway tracks near Jammu Railway Station ahead of the Independence Day in Jammu on Monday. (Image credit: PTI)

Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha illuminated on the eve of the Independence Day celebrations, in Lucknow. (Image credit: PTI)

Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha illuminated on the eve of the Independence Day celebrations, in Lucknow. (Image credit: PTI)

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Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha illuminated on the eve of the Independence Day celebrations in Lucknow. (Image credit: PTI)

The Tricolour is hoisted during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi, Tuesday. (Image credit: PTI)

The Tricolour is hoisted during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi, Tuesday. (Image credit: PTI)

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The Tricolour is hoisted during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image credit: PTI)

Woman police personnel participate in the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade, at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. (Image credit: PTI)

Woman police personnel participate in the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade, at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. (Image credit: PTI)

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Woman police personnel participate in the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. (Image credit: PTI)

Boats decorated with the Tricolour sail across River Narmada on the eve of the 73rd Independence Day in Jabalpur. (Image credit: PTI)

Boats decorated with the Tricolour sail across River Narmada on the eve of the 73rd Independence Day in Jabalpur. (Image credit: PTI)

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Boats decorated with the Tricolour sail across River Narmada on the eve of the 73rd Independence Day in Jabalpur. (Image credit: PTI)