India's Independence Day 2016 Celebrations in Pictures
The 70th Independence Day of India is being celebrated across the nation. Pictured: A photo of the celebration held in New Delhi.Narendra Modi

The British rule in India came to an end on this day 70 years ago. Lakhs of people fought against the English establishment and thousands of leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhash Chandra Bose dedicated their lives for the country's independence.

India celebrates its 70th Independence Day on Monday, Aug. 15. Like every year, there will be lots of events across the nation to salute the freedom fighters and cherish their values. The biggest attraction of the day will easily remain the flag-hoisting ceremony at the Red Fort by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

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It is not only at the Red Fort, but people celebrate the Independence Day in every nook and corner of the country to recall the contribution of our freedom fighters, who sacrificed their lives for the nation. Parades and cultural events are a common sight at schools, government offices and at other public departments.

Leaders deliver commemorative speeches to ignite the patriotism in the people. Here, we bring you the photos of their celebration. Find it below:

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