Delhi 100: defining moments

Updated: Dec 14, 2011 01:12 IST

Celebrating August 15, 1947: Delhi celebrated Independence Day in a big way. Roads had been cleaned and festooned with tricolours, and arches erected over many of them. The highlight of the day was a flag salutation parade organised in the evening at the Prince’s Park. Around half a million people — who came on foot, bicycles and cars — gathered to witness the event. All roads leading to Prince’s Park were jampacked. PHOTO COURTESY: AP
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Celebrating August 15, 1947: Delhi celebrated Independence Day in a big way. Roads had been cleaned and festooned with tricolours, and arches erected over many of them. The highlight of the day was a flag salutation parade organised in the evening at the Prince’s Park. Around half a million people — who came on foot, bicycles and cars — gathered to witness the event. All roads leading to Prince’s Park were jampacked. PHOTO COURTESY: AP

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