Islamabad, Aug. 15 : The Indian High Commission in Islamabad today celebrated the 70th Independence Day with zeal and fervor.
Indian tri-colour was unfurled by High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale with Indian diplomats witnessing the event.
Meanwhile in India, nation celebrated the day with full gusto. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee earlier laid wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti on Independence Day. New Delhi has turned into a fortress as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
Several events have been organized in the run up to the Independence Day. The Prime Minister flagged off the Tiranga Yatra on 9th August from the birth place of the freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad in Madhya Pradesh.
The Yatra is aimed at invoking the patriotic fervor among the people from all walks of life. A week long Bharat Parv has been organized at the Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi by the Ministry of Culture.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has put on display a photo exhibition titled "Azadi 70 Saal- Yaad Karo Kurbani".
All important monuments in the country are being illuminated in Tricolour..