India's Independence Day Celebration in Pictures
India marked its 66th Independence Day on Wednesday with people from nook and corner of the country celebrating with great pomp - schools and colleges, organizations and companies hoisting the national tri colour.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the nation from the historic Red Fort in Delhi on Wednesday. He blamed lack of consensus on several issues among the politicians for the slow economic growth in the country.
The recently elected President Pranab Mukherjee had addressed the nation on the eve of the historic day.
Many Indian celebrities and criketers took to twitter to send out their Independence Day wishes to their fans and fellow Indians. Here are the tweets:
Sachin Tendulkar: "The things that count in life are the things that can't be counted! Happy independence day!!"
Lata Mangeshkar: "Namaskar. Swatantra Diwas par aap sab ko bahut-bahut shubhkamnayein. Jo shaheed hue hai unki, zara yaad karo qurbani..."
Mary Kom: "The most amazing feeling is to represent your country & I am proud I have got the chance. I love India and I am proud being Indian. Jai Hind"
Bipasha Basu: "Happy Independence Day!Let us take a moment out to remember the ppl who struggled fearlessly to give us this day."
Farhan Akhtar: "Wish you all a happy Independence day. Jai Hind."
Mallika Sherawat: "Happy Independence day my lovely tweeple:)"
Suresh Raina: "Independence of thought & of action. Freedom to love, live & let live. That's the Independence to seek now. Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind"
Poonam Pandey: "Happy Independence day to all Indians across the globe! Jai Hind.... Sharing a very old pic for u all... Aisi Aaazaadi aur kahan."
Anupam Kher: "My parents gave me birth. My country gives me my Identity. Proud to be an INDIAN. Happy Independence Day my fellow Indians. Jai Ho.:)"
Virat Kohli: "happy independence day.JAI HIND"
Lara Dutta: "Happy Independence Day folks!I pray for independence in thought!So that we r informed, mature citizens, not influenced by herd mentality!"
Ajay Devgn: "Happy Independence Day to all my Fans. Be responsible with ur freedom! Jai Hind!"
Dia Mirza: "We were Born Free, we must LIVE FREE of hate,greed,religious intolerance,ignorance,violence. Happy Independence Day! United we are free :)"
Sonakshi Sinha: "Swatantrata diwas ki shubhkamnaye... from a proud Indian!"