In Pics: High Security, High Josh Ahead of 73rd Independence Day
An Indian flag hoisted at the Red Fort, where the prime minister’s speech will take place.
An Indian flag hoisted at the Red Fort, where the prime minister’s speech will take place.(Photo: PTI)

In Pics: High Security, High Josh Ahead of 73rd Independence Day

15 August 1947 marked the independence of India from about 200 years of colonial rule. As 2019 marks 73 years since the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act of 1947, transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly, here’s a look at how people across the country are preparing to celebrate 73 years of freedom:

 Sashastra Seema Bal personnel march during the rehearsals for Independence Day parade, at Khanapara in Guwahati on Sunday, 11 August.
Sashastra Seema Bal personnel march during the rehearsals for Independence Day parade, at Khanapara in Guwahati on Sunday, 11 August.
(Photo: PTI)
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Students rehearse for Independence Day proceedings in an Amritsar school.
Students rehearse for Independence Day proceedings in an Amritsar school.
(Photo: IANS)
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.
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.
(Photo: PTI)
An Indian flag hoisted at the Red Fort, where the prime minister’s speech will take place.
An Indian flag hoisted at the Red Fort, where the prime minister’s speech will take place.
(Photo: PTI)
School children make a tricolour during a rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort.
School children make a tricolour during a rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort.
(Photo: PTI)
Preparations in full swing at the Red Fort in New Delhi ahead of PM Modi’s speech.
Preparations in full swing at the Red Fort in New Delhi ahead of PM Modi’s speech.
(Photo: PTI)
Students rehearse for Independence Day proceedings in an Amritsar school.
Students rehearse for Independence Day proceedings in an Amritsar school.
(Photo: IANS)
Vendors sell tricolours at roadside shops ahead of the Independence Day, in Noida. 
Vendors sell tricolours at roadside shops ahead of the Independence Day, in Noida. 
(Photo: PTI)
School students spread out a Tiranga as their teacher waves a flag during preparations for Independence Day.
School students spread out a Tiranga as their teacher waves a flag during preparations for Independence Day.
(Photo: IANS)
A Contingent takes part in the full-dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi.
A Contingent takes part in the full-dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi.
(Photo: PTI)
Marching contingents of armed police forces during the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade at Fort St George in Chennai.
Marching contingents of armed police forces during the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade at Fort St George in Chennai.
(Photo: PTI)

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