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PICS: India Gears Up To Celebrate Independence Day 2019

India | PTI | August 15, 2019, 12:25 am
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 A man with his 28-feet (8.5m) long moustache, poses with national flags at Bikaner. (Image: AFP)

A man with his 28-feet (8.5m) long moustache, poses with national flags at Bikaner. (Image: AFP)

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 Students take part in Independence Day celebrations at Saint Francis Girls High School in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)

Students take part in Independence Day celebrations at Saint Francis Girls High School in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)

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 Indian police personnel participate in a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the ancient Golconda fort in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

Indian police personnel participate in a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the ancient Golconda fort in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Students display their hands painted the colours of the Indian national flag as they take part in Independence Day celebrations at Saint Francis Girls High School in Secunderabad. (Image: AFP)

Students display their hands painted the colours of the Indian national flag as they take part in Independence Day celebrations at Saint Francis Girls High School in Secunderabad. (Image: AFP)

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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: 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: PTI)

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 A view of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) building lit-up in Tricolour ahead of the Independence Day in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

A view of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) building lit-up in Tricolour ahead of the Independence Day in Mumbai. (Image: 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: PTI)

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

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

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

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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. (Image: PTI)

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

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

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 Indian police personnel participate in a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the ancient Golconda fort in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

Indian police personnel participate in a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the ancient Golconda fort in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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

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

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 Indian Army soldier from the Dare Devils team participate in a full-dress rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations in Amritsar, as India prepares to celebrate its 73rd anniversary of independence from British rule on August 15. (Image: AFP)

Indian Army soldier from the Dare Devils team participate in a full-dress rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations in Amritsar, as India prepares to celebrate its 73rd anniversary of independence from British rule on August 15. (Image: AFP)

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 Indian police personnel participate in a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the ancient Golconda fort in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

Indian police personnel participate in a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the ancient Golconda fort in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 School students hold an Indian national flag during Independence Day celebration preparation, in Patiala. (Image: PTI)

School students hold an Indian national flag during Independence Day celebration preparation, in Patiala. (Image: PTI)

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 Police personnel stands guard near the Pamban Bridge railway tracks as coastal security has been stepped up ahead of the Independence Day, in Rameswaram. (Image: PTI)

Police personnel stands guard near the Pamban Bridge railway tracks as coastal security has been stepped up ahead of the Independence Day, in Rameswaram. (Image: PTI)

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 A contingent of Indian Air Force band march during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A contingent of Indian Air Force band march during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Vendors sell 'tricolours' at roadside shops ahead of the Independence Day, in Noida. (Image: PTI)

Vendors sell 'tricolours' at roadside shops ahead of the Independence Day, in Noida. (Image: PTI)

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 Sashastra Seema Bal personnel march during the rehearsals for Independence Day parade, at Khanapara in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

Sashastra Seema Bal personnel march during the rehearsals for Independence Day parade, at Khanapara in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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 People buy tri-coloured kites ahead of Independence Day celebrations, in Moradabad. (Image: PTI)

People buy tri-coloured kites ahead of Independence Day celebrations, in Moradabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Marching contingents of armed police forces during the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade at Fort St. George in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

Marching contingents of armed police forces during the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade at Fort St. George in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian police personnel participate in a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the ancient Golconda fort in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

Indian police personnel participate in a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the ancient Golconda fort in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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

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

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

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

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 School students perform during the full dress rehearsal for Independence Day parade, at Mini Stadium in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

School students perform during the full dress rehearsal for Independence Day parade, at Mini Stadium in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

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 Security personnel guard in a locality ahead of the 73rd Independence Day, in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

Security personnel guard in a locality ahead of the 73rd Independence Day, in Jammu. (Image: 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: 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: PTI)

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 Members of the all-women SWAT team stand guard during full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Members of the all-women SWAT team stand guard during full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A tailor stitches the Indian national flag ahead of the Independence Day, in Ranchi. (Image: PTI)

A tailor stitches the Indian national flag ahead of the Independence Day, in Ranchi. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian police personnel participate in a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the ancient Golconda fort in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

Indian police personnel participate in a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the ancient Golconda fort in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 People check t-shirts designed with the Indian national flag colours at a store in Mumbai. (Image: AFP)

People check t-shirts designed with the Indian national flag colours at a store in Mumbai. (Image: AFP)

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 Participants run during mini-marathon 'Run for Peace' to mark the Independence day, in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

Participants run during mini-marathon 'Run for Peace' to mark the Independence day, in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

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 A kitemaker makes 'tricoloured' kites ahead of Independence Day, at a shop in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

A kitemaker makes 'tricoloured' kites ahead of Independence Day, at a shop in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian Map with mini tri-colored canvases in an attempt to create a Limca Book of Record for the largest such map, ahead of Independence Day celebrations in Navi Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Indian Map with mini tri-colored canvases in an attempt to create a Limca Book of Record for the largest such map, ahead of Independence Day celebrations in Navi Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 The Tricolour flutters atop the historic Red Fort during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

The Tricolour flutters atop the historic Red Fort during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A roadside vendor tries to sell the Indian flag at a traffic signal ahead of Independence Day, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A roadside vendor tries to sell the Indian flag at a traffic signal ahead of Independence Day, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Security tightened at Taj Mahal ahead of Independence Day celebrations, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

Security tightened at Taj Mahal ahead of Independence Day celebrations, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

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 Army jawans participate in a mini-marathon ahead of the Independence Day, in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

Army jawans participate in a mini-marathon ahead of the Independence Day, in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

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 School children make a tricolour during a rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

School children make a tricolour during a rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Students of Patna Women's College pose for a photograph ahead of the patriotic songs competition, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

Students of Patna Women's College pose for a photograph ahead of the patriotic songs competition, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 Workers prepare Indian flags at a workshop ahead of Independence Day, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Workers prepare Indian flags at a workshop ahead of Independence Day, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Security personnel stand guard ahead of Independence Day celebrations, in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

Security personnel stand guard ahead of Independence Day celebrations, in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

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 Tailors stitch Indian national flag ahead of the Independence Day in Ambala. (Image: PTI)

Tailors stitch Indian national flag ahead of the Independence Day in Ambala. (Image: PTI)

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 A Contingent takes part in the full-dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A Contingent takes part in the full-dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A man checks t-shirts designed with the Indian national flag colours at a store in Mumbai. (Image: AFP)

A man checks t-shirts designed with the Indian national flag colours at a store in Mumbai. (Image: AFP)

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 School children make a tricolour during the full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

School children make a tricolour during the full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Police personnel inspect the Pamban Bridge railway tracks as coastal security has been stepped up ahead of the Independence Day, in Rameswaram. (Image: PTI)

Police personnel inspect the Pamban Bridge railway tracks as coastal security has been stepped up ahead of the Independence Day, in Rameswaram. (Image: PTI)

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