Independence Day
A man selling Indian National Flag at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore on the eve of Independence DayIBTimes India

People from around the world can watch the 67th Indian Independence Day celebrations and Prime Minister's address to the nation in the national capital, Delhi live online on Thursday.

Doordashan, which is telecasting the Independence Day 2013 celebrations live, has collaborated with video-sharing site YouTube to stream it live for online viewers. The live streaming will start from 6:25 am IST on Thursday (15 August) and one can watch it online HERE

"We are delighted to associate with YouTube to share the Independence Day celebrations with Indians across the globe. Streaming Independence Day celebration live on YouTube will help us to reach the global audience in a format which best suits today's generation," said Doordarshan Director General Tripurari Sharan.

"Our objective is to cater to our Indian and global audiences and take events of national importance not only to their TV screens."

The decision to live stream the event came after the 67th Republic Day Parade online streaming reportedly received over 100,000 views.

"This association will enable millions of Indians worldwide to enjoy high definition live feed on Doordarshan's YouTube channel and get front row access to all celebrations lined up for the grand event," said YouTube in a press release.

"We are delighted to partner with Doordarshan to join the celebration of India's 67th Independence Day live from the historic Red Fort on YouTube. This is the first time we are live streaming India's Independence Day celebrations and we hope that our users will enjoy the telecast wherever they're in the world," said YouTube director content partnerships Gautam Anand.