India is celebrating 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', marking the 75th year of Independence, amid patriotic fervour. Prime Minister led the Independence Day celebrations from Red Fort on Sunday, hoisting the national flag and delivering the customary address to the nation.
For the first time ever, this year as soon as the national flag was hoisted by the Prime Minister, flower petals were showered at the venue by two Mi 17 1V helicopters of the Indian Air Force in Amrut Formation.
Extending greetings on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' will infuse new energy and new consciousness among the countrymen. "Greetings to you all on Independence Day. May this year of the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' infuse new energy and new consciousness among the countrymen. Jai Hind!" tweeted PM Modi.
Source: SIFY with Agency Inputs