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India at 70: Maharashtra celebrates Independence Day

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis unfurled the national flag at his residence and near Mantralaya, while his ministerial colleagues were scheduled to attend flag-hoisting ceremonies in districts

mumbai Updated: Aug 15, 2017 12:46 IST
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Hindustan Times
Maharashtra,India@70,August 15
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis unfurled the national flag at his residence and near Mantralaya, while his ministerial colleagues were scheduled to attend flag-hoisting ceremonies in districts.(Kunal Patil/HT)

Maharashtra on Tuesday celebrated the Independence Day with patriotic fervour, even though the commemorations were marred due to heavy rains in some parts of the state including Mumbai and coastal Konkan region.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis unfurled the national flag at his residence and near Mantralaya, while his ministerial colleagues were scheduled to attend flag-hoisting ceremonies in districts.

Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu Governor CV Rao this year spent the day in Chennai, where he would be taking part in various Independence Day functions, a Raj Bhavan official said.

CM Devendra Fadnavis at Mantralaya. (Kunal Patil/HT )

There were solemn flag-hoisting functions organised at the Bombay High Court, headquarters of the Central Railway, Western Railway and Konkan Railway, civic headquarters and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

The tricolour was also hoisted amid singing of the National Anthem in schools, colleges, housing complexes, various state and central government offices, private companies, district collectorates, villages, social and cultural organisations, corporate offices and others.

A variety of special events to mark Independence Day have been scheduled all over the state and Mumbai during the course of the day.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 10:53 IST