Independence Day 2022: 750 sq ft National Flag at Kashmir's Lal Chowk

Independence Day 2022: India celebrates 75 years of independence on August 15, 2022. PM Modi hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and addresses the nation for the ninth consecutive time.

Independence Day 2022: 750 sq ft National Flag at Kashmir's Lal Chowk
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Independence Day 2022: As India is all decked up to celebrate its 76th Independence Day on Monday (August 15, 2022), Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead the celebrations from the iconic Red Fort in Delhi. PM Modi hoisted the national flag at the Red Fort and addressed the nation for the ninth consecutive time.

This day commemorates India`s independence from colonial rule after two centuries of oppression and suppression at the hands of the British. The celebration of Independence Day honours the sacrifices and tireless efforts of our courageous leaders and freedom fighters who gave their entire life for the sake of the nation and the countrymen.

As this year marks the 75th anniversary of India's independence, the government has launched a host of events to add to the verve around the celebration, including the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign. With the advent of the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, we have witnessed the country wrapped in the colors of the Indian national flag. 

Meanwhile, the security has been stepped up across the national capital with more than 10,000 personnel manning the Red Fort from where Prime Minister will address the nation. 

The country is celebrating 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' of independence. It is going to be 75 years since the country got independence from the British rule. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru made this historic speech on 15 August 1947 that marked the country's Independence from British rule and simultaneously made the Red Fort in Delhi a politically significant monument

Stay tuned with Zee News for all the latest breaking news updates on Independence Day 2022!

15 August 2022
18:03 PM

750 sq ft flag unfurled at Srinagar's Lal Chowk

It made for a sight to behold when the 750 sq ft National Flag was displayed at historical Lal Chowk by Srinagar Sector CRPF. All civilians & force personnel came together to sing the National anthem: Srinagar Sector CRPF.

16:14 PM

Punjab beating retreat underway: Watch

A beating Retreat ceremony is underway at Punjab's Attari-Wagah border near Amritsar on the occasion of Independence Day.

15:25 PM

Nepal extends greetings to India

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday extended his "hearty felicitations to PM Narendra Modi and people of India on the occasion of Independence Day."

Hearty felicitations to PM Shri Narendra Modi ji and the people of India on the auspicious occasion of the Independence Day of India. My best wishes for the continued progress and prosperity of India. Spirit of cooperation and friendship will further deepen in the days to come," Deuba tweeted.

15:23 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin wishes India a Happy Independence Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin extends his "warmest congratulations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India's independence. In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Putin wrote, "Russian-Indian relations are developing in the spirit of the special & privileged strategic partnership."

"By joint efforts, we will ensure the further development of the whole range of productive interstate ties for the benefit of our friendly peoples, in the interests of strengthening security and stability at the regional and global level," the Russian President added.

15:05 PM

ITBP celebrates Independence Day 2022

TBP jawans hoisted the national flag and celebrated Independence Day at the banks of Pangong Tso in Jammu on Monday. Watch the video here!

14:30 PM

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hoists national flag

14:29 PM

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel hoist national flag

14:21 PM

Former President Ram Nath Kovind hoists national flag

14:21 PM

Telangana CM KC Rao hoists national flag

13:47 PM

Airports Authority of India celebrates Independence Day

13:46 PM

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla celebrats Independence Day

13:45 PM

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin hoists national flag

13:44 PM

Senior BJP leader LK Advani hoists National Flag

13:43 PM

Union Minister Anurag Thakur hoists National Flag 

12:42 PM

Congress leaders take pledge at Gandhi Smriti

12:41 PM

Congress leaders pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

12:41 PM

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde hoists national flag

12:40 PM

Greetings on #IndependenceDay. Message is that we should remember our martyrs, citizens & leaders who sacrificed their lives for independence & due to whom we're independent today. Together we'll be ready to take a decision for our country & take it forward: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

12:39 PM

Congress takes out 'Azadi Gaurav Yatra' in Delhi

12:38 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron congratulates India on Independence Day

12:38 PM

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren hoists national flag

11:35 AM

President Droupadi Murmu pays tribute at National War Memorial

11:33 AM

J&K Lt Gov Manoj Sinha takes part in Independence Day celebrations

11:33 AM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal hoists national flag

11:32 AM

Mamata Banerjee joins folk artists at Independence Day celebrations

11:32 AM

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan hoisted national flag

11:31 AM

BSF and Pakistan Rangers exchange sweets at Attari-Wagah border

11:31 AM

Union Minister Jitendra Singh hoisted national flag

10:22 AM

Rahul Gandhi greets nation on 76th Independence Day

10:21 AM

Sonia Gandhi extends greetings on Independence Day

10:21 AM

WB CM Mamata Banerjee hoists the national flag

10:20 AM

INS Tarkash hoists the national flag in Brazil

10:20 AM

Tricolour at the highest battlefield

10:19 AM

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami hoists national flag

09:53 AM

Indian Navy personnel onboard INS Tarangini hoist national flag at sea in Europe

09:53 AM

Nepal's Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka extends warm greetings and felicitations to EAM Dr S Jaishankar on the happy occasion of 76th Independence Day of India: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal

09:52 AM

JP Nadda hoists national flag at BJP headquarters

09:52 AM

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel hoists national flag

09:51 AM

Chants of 'Vande Mataram' at Srinagar's Lal Chowk

09:51 AM

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann hoists tricolour

09:50 AM

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar hoists national flag at his residence

09:50 AM

Tricolour balloons released from the Red Fort

 

08:59 AM

PM Narendra Modi concludes his Independence Day address with ‘Jai Hind’

08:54 AM

PM Modi's Independence Day speech

Two big challenges we face today - corruption & 'Parivaarvaad' or nepotism. Corruption hollowing the country like a termite,we've to fight it.We've to raise awareness against 'Parivaarwaad' to realise strength of our institutions, to take country forward on the basis of merit: PM

 

08:53 AM

Fight against corruption

We have to fight with all our strength against corruption in the country: PM Modi at Red Fort

08:46 AM

Working towards a Viksit Bharat, says PM Modi

08:46 AM

From sports to battleground, women force at the forefront: PM Modi

PM Modi lauded the women of the country for coming at the forefront in varied sectors, from sports to courts to the military. "In the coming 25 years, I see a large contribution of the women of the country. I urge everyone to ensure the further empowerment of women," he said.

08:41 AM

PM Modi's Independence Day speech

It's important that in speech & conduct, we do nothing that lowers the dignity of women: PM Modi at Red Fort

 

08:40 AM

PM Modi asks citizens to take a pledge to stop disrespecting women

08:32 AM

Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyaan aur Jai Anusandhan, says PM

We always remember Lal Bahadur Shastri ji's slogan of 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan'. Later, AB Vajpayee added 'Jai Vigyaan' to this slogan. Now, there is another necessity to add - 'Jai Anusandhan' (research & innovation). Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyaan aur Jai Anusandhan: PM Modi

08:29 AM

PM Modi at Red Fort

Mahatma Gandhi's dream of caring for the last person, his aspiration of making the last person capable - I dedicated myself to that. As a result of those eight years & experience of several years of independence I can see a capability, on 75 years of independence: PM

 

08:29 AM

PM Modi's Independence Day speech

We have to keep India first, this will pave way for a united India: PM Modi at Red Fort

08:23 AM

Be proud of every language of our nation, says PM Modi

We must be proud of every language of our nation. Whether we know a language or not, we must be proud of it because our ancestors have given it to us, said PM Modi.

08:22 AM

Mohan Bhagwat hoists the tricolour at RSS Headquarters 

08:21 AM

Borders closed for commercial and transport vehicles

Noida, Loni, Singhu, Ghazipur, Badarpur, Safia, Maharajpur, Aya Nagar, Auchandi, Surya Nagar, Rajokri, Dhansa, Apsara, Kalandi Kunj, Jharoda, Bhopura, Lal Kuan Pul Prahlad Pur and Tikri borders will be closed for the movement of commercial and transport vehicles on Friday from 10 pm to 11 am on Saturday, and similarly on Sunday and Monday.

08:19 AM

Delhi traffic advisory for Independence Day 2022

These eight roads will remain closed for general traffic-

1. Netaji Subhash Marg from Delhi Gate to Chatta Rail.

2. Lothian Road from GPO Delhi to Chatta Rail.

3. SP Mukherjee Marg from HC Sen Marg to Yamuna Bazar Chowk.

4. Chandni Chowk Road from Fountain Chowk to Red Fort.

5. Nishad Raj Marg from Ring Road to Netaji Subhash Marg.

6. Esplanade Road and its Link Road to Netaji Subhash Marg.

7. Ring Road from Rajghat to ISBT.

8. Outer ring Road from ISBT to IP Flyover - Salimgarh Bypass.

08:18 AM

PM Modi's Independence Day speech

Today, we are seeing the Digital India initiative, startups grow in the country, and a lot of talent is coming from Tier 2 & 3 cities. We have to believe in our abilities: PM Modi

 

08:16 AM

We must resolve to work towards a 'viksit bharat', says PM Modi

"We must resolve to work towards a 'viksit bharat' (industrial India) and remove any vestiges of colonialism from any corner or in our hearts," said PM Modi

08:11 AM

Focus on 'Panchpran': PM Modi

In coming years, we've to focus on 'Panchpran'- First, to move forward with bigger resolves & resolve of developed India; Second, erase all traces of servitude; Third,be proud of our legacy; Fourth,strength of unity& Fifth,duties of citizens which includes the PM and CMs: PM Modi

08:10 AM

India an Aspirational Society, says PM Modi

India is an aspirational society where changes are being powered by a collective spirit. The people of India want positive changes and also want to contribute towards it. Every govt has to address this aspiration society: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Red Fort

 
08:05 AM

PM Modi at Red Fort

08:05 AM

PM Modi's Independence Day speech

When we attained freedom there were many sceptics who doubted our development trajectory. But, they did not know there is something different about the people of this land. They did not know that this soil is special: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Red Fort

 

08:05 AM

PM Modi at Red Fort

When we speak of freedom struggle, we can't forget the tribal community. Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Sidhu-Kanhu, Alluri Sitarama Raju, Govind Guru - there are innumerable names who became the voice of the freedom struggle & inspired tribal community to live & die for mathrubhumi: PM

 

08:03 AM

PM Modi's Independence Day speech

The people of our country made many efforts, did not give up and did not let their resolves fade away: PM Modi at Red Fort

 

07:55 AM

PM Modi at Red Fort

India is the mother of democracy. India has proved that it has a precious ability, and faced many challenges during its journey of 75 years: PM Modi

07:55 AM

PM Modi's Independence Day speech

Be it those who fought for independence or built the nation -Dr Rajendra Prasad, Nehru ji, Sardar Patel, SP Mookerjee, LB Shastri, Deendayal Upadhyaya, JP Narayan, RM Lohia, Vinoba Bhave, Nanaji Deshmukh, Subramania Bharati -it's the day to bow before such great personalities: PM

 

07:50 AM

PM Modi salutes naari shakti

Every India is filled with pride when they remember the strength of the women of India- be it Rani Laxmibai, Jhalkari Bai, Chennamma, Begum Hazrat Mahal: PM Modi at Red Fort

 

07:50 AM

PM Modi at Red Fort

During 'Azadi Mahotsav', we remembered our many national heroes. On Aug 14, we remembered the horrors of partition. Today, is the day to remember all citizens of the country who contributed towards taking our country forward in these last 75 years: PM Modi

 

07:45 AM

PM Modi's Independence Day speech

This nation is thankful to Mangal Pandey, Tatya Tope, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ashfaqulla Khan, Ram Prasad Bismil and our innumerable revolutionaries who shook the foundation of the British Rule: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Red Fort 

 

07:44 AM

PM Modi at Red Fort

Every India is filled with pride when they remember the strength of the women of India- be it Rani Laxmibai, Jhalkari Bai, Chennamma, Begun Hazrat Mahal: PM Modi at Red Fort

 

07:44 AM

PM Modi's Independence Day speech

The citizens are thankful to Bapu, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Veer Savarkar who gave their lives on the path of duty. Kartvya path hi unka jeevan path raha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Red Fort 

 

07:43 AM

PM Modi's Independence Day speech

I congratulate all Indians and those who love India on this Independence Day. It is a day to step towards a new direction with a new resolve: PM Modi

07:43 AM

Independence Day celebrations begin at the Red Fort

07:42 AM

PM Modi begins his address to nation from the ramparts Red Fort

07:37 AM

PM Narendra Modi hoists the National Flag at Red Fort

07:36 AM

PM Narendra Modi addresses nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort 

07:33 AM

PM Narendra Modi hoists the National Flag at Red Fort

07:24 AM

PM Modi inspects the inter-services and police Guard of Honour at Red Fort

07:22 AM

PM Modi arrives at Red Fort

07:18 AM

PM Modi continues with flamboyant 'pagadi' tradition

PM Modi’s choice of attire on Independence Day is something that never goes unnoticed. On 76th Independence Day, the prime minister sported a powder blue kurta and churidars along with a subtle light blue jacket. PM Modi’s headgear was a traditional tricolour turban consisting of saffron, red and green.

07:18 AM

Security tightened across Delhi

07:17 AM

ITBP personnel celebrate Independence Day at an altitude of 17,500 feet in Uttarakhand

07:16 AM

ITBP jawans celebrate Independence Day at Pangong Tso in Ladakh

07:13 AM

PM Modi's Independence Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to begin delivering his address from the ramparts of the Red Fort at 7.33 am, on Independence Day.

07:13 AM

PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on the 76th Independence Day

06:50 AM

Joe Biden wishes 'Indispensable Partner' India on Independence Day

US President Joe Biden greeted India on the occasion of its 76th Independence Day and said that the Indian-American community has made their country a more innovative, inclusive, and stronger Nation. "As people around the world, including nearly four million proud Indian-Americans, celebrate the 75th anniversary of India`s independence on August 15, the United States joins the people of India to honor its democratic journey, guided by Mahatma Gandhi`s enduring message of truth and non-violence," Biden said in a statement. He further said that this year, India and US also celebrate the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations. 

06:49 AM

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hoists national flag at his residence

06:48 AM

Mamata Banerjee extends greetings to citizens on India's 76th Independence Day

06:46 AM

No parking facility at Delhi Metro stations due to Independence Day

Parking facilities will not be available at the Delhi Metro stations from 6 am on Sunday till 2 pm on Monday in view of the security measures adopted on the occasion of Independence Day. However, the Metro train services will continue to run as per normal schedule.

06:45 AM

PM Modi extends greetings to citizens on India's 76th Independence Day

06:43 AM

Delhi traffic police issue advisory for Independence Day

According to the advisory, traffic for general public around Red Fort will remain closed from 4 am to 10 am on Monday. Eight roads - Netaji Subhash Marg, Lothian Road, SP Mukherjee Marg, Chandni Chowk Road, Nishad Raj Marg, Esplanade Road and its link road to Netaji Subhash Marg, Ring Road from Rajghat to ISBT and Outer Ring Road from ISBT to IP Flyover - will remain closed for general traffic, the advisory stated.

Noida, Loni, Singhu, Ghazipur, Badarpur, Safia, Maharajpur, Aya Nagar, Auchandi, Surya Nagar, Rajokri, Dhansa, Apsara, Kalandi Kunj, Jharoda, Bhopura, Lal Kuan Pul Prahlad Pur and Tikri borders will be closed for the movement of commercial and transport vehicles from 10 pm to 11 am on Monday, it said.

06:41 AM

Heavy security blanket for 76th Independence Day celebration

The multi-layered security ring, including NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos, kite catchers, canine units and sharpshooters on high-rise buildings, has been placed around the Mughal-era fort, and adherence to social distancing norms will be must like last year due to the Covid pandemic.

Around 1,000 high-specification cameras have been installed in the North, Central and New Delhi district units to contain aerial objects. These cameras will also help monitor the VVIP route to the monument, police said.

 

06:40 AM

Security around Red Fort beefed up

The Mughal-era fort has a multi-layered security cover with more than 10,000 security personnel deployed at the venue. Around 7,000 invitees will arrive at the Red Fort and a five-kilometre area around the Red Fort has been marked as a "no kite flying zone" till the tricolour is hoisted.

Security cover has been beefed up across the national capital and forces are on high alert to thwart any untoward incident as police have intensified patrolling and deployed extra pickets at vital installations based on intelligence inputs received via central agencies.

06:40 AM

PM Modi to address nation on 76th Independence Day

As India celebrates its 76th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday address the nation from the historic Red Fort, which is under a hawk-eyed vigil.

 

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