Bharat Darshan. The Celebration of 73rd Independence Day of my life.


Special about India Independence Day 2019

  • After removal of Article 370 and declaring Ladakh and J&K as Union Territories, for the first time in history, J& K will hoist tricolor in their state with the national anthem. This year, Panchayat Heads of Bhartiya Janata Party in J&K will hoist the Tricolor on their houses. This time the National flag will fly high in the sky with the slogan of “One nation, One Constitution”

Ambassador Ausaf Sayeed hoists the National Flag at the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia. The celebration was attended by more than 800 Indian expats living there.
12:56 (IST), AUG 15

President Ram Nath Kovind and three Service Chiefs pay tribute at National War Memorial

11:48 (IST), AUG 15

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy in Amravati

11:48 (IST), AUG 15

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in Chennai

11:47 (IST), AUG 15

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Trivandrum

11:35 (IST), AUG 15

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi unfurls Tricolor in Hyderabad

11:01 (IST), AUG 15

President of Russia Vladimir Putin writes to PM Modi and President Kovind on 73rd Independence Day

Kindly accept cordial congratulations on the national day of the Republic of India, the Independence Day, the letter stated

10:45 (IST), AUG 15

Ladakh: Independence Day celebrations underway in Leh

10:42 (IST), AUG 15

Sonia Gandhi hoists the tricolor at Congress party office in Delhi

10:13 (IST), AUG 15

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel hoist the tricolor at OP Dorjila Post (altitude of 18,800 feet) in Sikkim.

10:03 (IST), AUG 15

Sweets exchanged at India-Bangladesh border between Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in West Bengal’s Phulbari

10:02 (IST), AUG 15

Home minister Amit Shah hoists tricolor at his residence

09:29 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi meets Army chief General Bipin Rawat, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh, and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa at Red Fort

09:19 (IST), AUG 15

Visual: PM Modi meets children at Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day

09:18 (IST), AUG 15

‘Huge’ scope to improve India’s tourism sector: PM Modi

There is a “huge” scope to improve India’s tourism sector. He said earlier people aspired to have a good mobile phone, but now they want more data and better speed. He said the time has come to boost exports and that each district of India has much to offer.

09:14 (IST), AUG 15

PM announces the creation of Chief of Defence Staff

In a major decision, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the creation of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as head of the tri-services. The prime minister said the CDS will ensure synergy among the three services and provide effective leadership to them.

09:11 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi concludes the Independence Day speech, outlines govt’s roadmap for the next five years

09:05 (IST), AUG 15

Meanwhile, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Bhaiyaji Joshi unfurls the national flag at RSS headquarters in Nagpur

09:03 (IST), AUG 15

India has so much to offer. I know people travel to different countries for holidays but can we think of visiting at least 15 tourist destinations in India before 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom: PM Modi

09:00 (IST), AUG 15

There is a ‘huge’ scope to improve India’s tourism sector: PM Modi

08:58 (IST), AUG 15

Travel to 10 new places in India. It’s important to preserve culture: PM Modi’s message to encourage tourism

08:56 (IST), AUG 15

Let us further the use of digital payments all over the nation: PM Modi

08:53 (IST), AUG 15

Will urge shopkeepers to stop using plastic bags: PM Modi promotes ‘let’s make India plastic-free’

08:51 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi emphasizes on the discarding of plastic bags, tells the nation to use cloth and jute bags

08:48 (IST), AUG 15

India will have a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). This is going to make the forces even more effective: PM Modi

08:43 (IST), AUG 15

Afghanistan to celebrate 100th independence in a few days. PM Modi congratulates the neighboring country

08:41 (IST), AUG 15

The fundamentals of our economy are strong: PM Modi

08:40 (IST), AUG 15

Today, the government in India is stable, policy regime is predictable … the world is eager to explore trade with India: PM Modi

08:38 (IST), AUG 15

India can become a global hub of tourism: PM Modi

08:37 (IST), AUG 15

Each district of India has so much to offer. Let us make local products attractive. May more export hubs emerge. Our guiding principle is ‘zero defect, zero effect: PM Modi

08:36 (IST), AUG 15

We have to keep in mind global best practices and build good systems: PM Modi

08:35 (IST), AUG 15

Our aim is to reach among the first 50 nations in ease of doing business: PM

08:32 (IST), AUG 15

Citizens have to take up the responsibility, need to dream together. Reaching $5-trillion-economy mark by 2024 is achievable: PM Modi

08:30 (IST), AUG 15

Rural India immensely developed in the last five years. Rs 100 trillion will be invested towards infrastructure in five years: PM Modi

08:28 (IST), AUG 15

A high jump is needed, our thought process has to be expanded. We have to keep in mind global best practices and build good systems: PM Modi

08:25 (IST), AUG 15

Today the world acknowledges India’s growth globally: PM Modi

08:24 (IST), AUG 15

I always ask- can we not remove the excess influence of Governments on people’s lives. Let our people have the freedom of pursuing their own aspirations, let the right ecosystem be made in this regard: PM Modi

08:23 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi talks about minimum interference of govt, adds citizens shouldn’t feel lack of govt either

08:21 (IST), AUG 15

Every effort made to remove corruption and black money is welcome. These are menaces that have ruined India for 70 long years. Let us always reward honesty: PM Modi

08:18 (IST), AUG 15

Those who follow the policy of small family also contribute to the development of the nation. It is also a form of patriotism: PM Modi

08:17 (IST), AUG 15

There is a need to have greater discussion and awareness on population explosion: PM Modi

08:16 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi advocates family planning, says social awareness must be spread on population control

08:13 (IST), AUG 15

Population growth is a huge challenge. We must safeguard the future of India: PM Modi

08:12 (IST), AUG 15

The movement towards water conservation has to take place at the grassroots level: PM Modi

08:10 (IST), AUG 15

Tackling the water crisis is a huge priority for us: PM Modi

08:08 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi calls for conservation of water

08:07 (IST), AUG 15

Govt would constantly work to take potable water to every household under Jal Jeevan Mission: PM Modi

08:06 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi delivers the message of integration: GST brought to life the dream of ‘one nation, one tax’. India has also achieved ‘one nation, one grid’ in the energy sector. Arrangements have been made for ‘one nation, one mobility card’. Today, India is talking about ‘one nation, one election’

08:02 (IST), AUG 15

Politics comes and goes but steps in the interest of the nation are paramount: PM Modi

08:01 (IST), AUG 15

‘One nation, one constitution’: PM Modi says on scrapping of Article 370

08:00 (IST), AUG 15

If Article 370 was so important, why it was not made permanent, PM Modi says

07:59 (IST), AUG 15

The old arrangement in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh encouraged corruption, nepotism but there was injustice when it came to rights of women, children, Dalits, tribal communities. How can we accept such a situation: PM Modi

07:58 (IST), AUG 15

NDA govt abrogated Article 370 which was pending for last 70 years: PM Modi

07:57 (IST), AUG 15

Peoples trust in us have given us new strength. The 2019 mandate shows that hopelessness has given way to hope among masses: PM Modi

07:55 (IST), AUG 15

If we can take steps against ‘Sati’ custom, female foeticide, and dowry, then why not against instant triple talaq: PM Modi

07:54 (IST), AUG 15

Remember how scared the Muslim women were, who suffered due to Triple Talaq but we ended the practice: PM Modi on scrapping Triple Talaq

07:49 (IST), AUG 15

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi tweets on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day

Complete independence will be complete only to the extent of our approach in practice to truth and nonviolence- Mahatma Gandhi My best wishes to all of you on this our 73rd Independence Day.

07:47 (IST), AUG 15

In the last five years, we tried to improve the ease of living. We will work harder in the next five years: PM Modi

07:44 (IST), AUG 15

2019-2024 will be a period of fulfilling the aspirations of the nation: PM Modi

07:42 (IST), AUG 15

In this short span of time in every sector we have taken important steps. Article 370 and 35A being revoked are steps towards realizing the dream of Sardar Patel: PM Modi

07:40 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi highlights the steps taken by the government within 10 weeks of assuming office in the second term

07:39 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi remembers freedom fighters

07:37 (IST), AUG 15

Several parts in the country are reeling under the floods. Centre, states, and all other stakeholders are working relentlessly: PM Modi expresses condolence to victims

07:35 (IST), AUG 15

I congratulate everyone on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan: PM Modi

07:34 (IST), AUG 15

Visual: PM Modi addressing the nation on 72 years of Independence

07:33 (IST), AUG 15
PM Modi unfurls the National Flag at Red Fort
07:32 (IST), AUG 15

Visual: Leaders and dignitaries present at the ceremony

07:28 (IST), AUG 15

Visual: PM Modi walking towards the dais to address the Nation at the Red Fort

07:25 (IST), AUG 15
Visual: PM Modi inspecting the Guard of Honour at Red Fort
07:23 (IST), AUG 15

Salute all the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for India’s freedom: Union minister Piyush Goyal tweeted

As we celebrate our 73rd #Independence Day, let us salute all the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for India’s freedom. Also, let us pledge to work together for the growth and prosperity of our nation & build together a New India. Jai Hind!

07:21 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi arrives at Red Fort, to address the nation shortly

07:19 (IST), AUG 15

Multi-layered security arrangement in Delhi for I-Day celebrations

SWAT commandos and NSG snipers have been deployed while for the first time cameras with facial recognition software are being used to secure the historic Red Fort where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the national flag on the 73rd Independence Day.

07:16 (IST), AUG 15

Visual: PM Modi pays homage at Rajghat

07:14 (IST), AUG 15

Visual: Last-minute preparations underway at Red Fort ahead of hoisting of National Flag and PM Modi address

07:10 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi arrives at Raj Ghat, to address the nation shortly

07:07 (IST), AUG 15

PM Modi to deliver Independence Day speech from Red Fort at 7.30 am

07:05 (IST), AUG 15

Visual: Defence minister Rajnath Singh hoists the tricolor at his residence

06:34 (IST), AUG 15

PM Narendra Modi wishes Indians on Independence Day

Narendra Modi


सभी देशवासियों को #स्वतंत्रतादिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। जय हिंद!

Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Indians. Jai Hind!

06:16 (IST), AUG 15

Expect rainy I-Day, more showers over the week

The IMD has forecast rain for Independence Day, which could play spoilsport during the Prime Minister’s speech at Red Fort in the morning. The Met Office said strong surface winds and light showers are expected on Thursday.

05:46 (IST), AUG 15

As I said during my recent visit to India, the United States and India are great democracies, global powers, and good friends. I wish the people of India a joyful Independence Day, says Pompeo (ANI)

05:44 (IST), AUG 15


Our shared democratic values, strong people-to-people ties, commitment to economic growth further cemented our relationship. Over the past 2 decades, our friendship has flourished into a strategic partnership & we now cooperate on a range of important issues.

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo statement on India’s Independence Day (ANI) 

05:41 (IST), AUG 15

On behalf of US government, I extend my best wishes to the people of India on your Independence Day, says US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, reports ANI

The United States and India have enjoyed close ties of friendship since the US-supported India’s independence 72 years ago.

05:29 (IST), AUG 15

‘Shivalinga’ at Chandreshwar Mahadev temple in Rishikesh decorated in the colours of the Tricolour, reports ANI

05:17 (IST), AUG 15

A vegetable carving artist in Coimbatore, Santosh, has carved faces of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Bhagat Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose & Sarojini Naidu on watermelon



Tamil Nadu: A vegetable carving artist in Coimbatore, Santosh, has carved faces of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Bhagat Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose & Sarojini Naidu on watermelon, celebrating 73rd #IndependenceDay

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05:05 (IST), AUG 15

The tallest building in India, ‘The 42’ illuminated on Independence Day

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