Buildings donned in Tricolour, world celebrates India’s 74th Independence Day
From Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to New York's iconic Times Square, many landmarks across the world sported the tricolour
Donned in saffron, white and green, the colours of the Indian National Flag, some famous tourist places and monuments across the world gave a thrilling acknowledgement to the 74th Independence Day of India on August 15 as the people across the world observed and celebrated the day with full fervour.
From Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, to Canada’s Niagara Falls to New York’s Empire State Building, all were illuminated with the tricolour. Lights were put on these popular buildings to honour India's day.
Taking its tradition forward, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa took to Twitter and posted a video on its twitter handle. It tweeted, “#BurjKhalifa lights up in commemoration of India’s 74th Independence Day. May the tricolour of freedom, courage and peace always prosper.”
احتفالاً بيوم الاستقلال الهندي الرابع والسبعين، نضيء #برج_خليفة بألوان العلم الهندي لنتمنى لهم دوام الرخاء والسلام والحرية#BurjKhalifa lights up in commemoration of India’s 74th Independence Day. May the tricolor of freedom, courage and peace always prosper. pic.twitter.com/Tl4APU11Ju— Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) August 15, 2020
Later, the Indian Embassy in UAE also thanked the UAE government and Burj Khalifa for the gesture.
“Thank you #UAE for resonating the spirit of #India on 74th #IndependenceDay 15 August 2020, Iconic @AdnocGroup tower in #AbuDhabi and majestic #BurjKhalifa in #Dubai lit up with our #Tricolour.
Thank you #UAE for resonating the spirit of #India on 74th #IndependenceDay 15 August 2020. Iconic @AdnocGroup tower in #AbuDhabi and majestic #BurjKhalifa in #Dubai lit up with our #Tricolour #AatmaNirbharBharat #JaiHind #UAEIndiaDosti@DrSJaishankar @AmbKapoor @MEAIndia pic.twitter.com/lRj3HxFuYf— India in UAE (@IndembAbuDhabi) August 15, 2020
It was quite a spectacle when Canada’s picturesque Niagara Falls also flowed with tricolour. Photographs of the same soon started floating on the internet.
Stunning view of Niagara falls in Indian colours. #AatmaNirbharBharat @IndoCanadaArts @_apoorvasri @HCI_Ottawa @cgivancouver @MEAIndia @DrSJaishankar @PMOIndia @ICCR_Delhi @nadirypatel @IndianDiplomacy @incredibleindia @prahladspatel @smritiirani pic.twitter.com/5k3YMNR3qV— IndiainToronto (@IndiainToronto) August 16, 2020
A similar kind of celebration was also marked in Bulgaria when the National Palace of Culture also wore the colours of the Indian National Flag. The Indian Embassy in Bulgaria posted a video on the twitter handle connecting it with the cordial relationship between the two nations.
It tweeted, “National palace of Culture in Sofia lit up in the tricolour to mark India’s #74thIndependenceday and 65 years of #IndiaBulgaria relations.
National Palace of Culture in Sofia lit up in the tricolour to mark India’s #74thIndependenceDay and 65 years of #IndiaBulgaria relations.@PMOIndia @BoykoBorissov @DrSJaishankar @EZaharievaMFA @FandakovaY @MEAIndia @MFABulgaria @IndianDiplomacy @officialSofiaBG @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/S7t72xeJ4K— India in Bulgaria & North Macedonia (@IndiaInBulgaria) August 14, 2020
The Indian Independence Day was also celebrated in the US. The Empire State Building in New York recreated the Indian Flag. It also posted a video on its twitter handle.
“Celebrating #IndiaDay in NYC! We’re recreating the Indian flag in our lights this evening in honor of India’s Independence Day. #ESBright.
This year was even marked special for the India-US relationship. History was scripted when the tricolour was hoisted at America’s iconic Times Square for the first time on the 74th Independence Day of India. The public service broadcaster All India Radio tweeted about the same.
Tricolour hoisted for the first time at the iconic Times Square in New York to celebrate India's 74th #IndependenceDay.— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) August 15, 2020
India's Consul General in New York, Randhir Jaiswal hoisted the Indian flag during a special commemoration of the Independence Day at Times Square. pic.twitter.com/qOpNEdVX8h
A special commemoration of the Independence Day was organised by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) at the Times Square in New York. Indian Consul General, Randhir Jaiswal hoisted the Indian flag.