Photos: Full dress rehearsal ahead of Independence Day

Updated On Aug 13, 2017 04:42 PM IST

With only 2 days to go for the 71st Independence Day, a full dress rehearsal was carried out with mock drills, parades and flag hoisting on Sunday,August 13.

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With India’s 71st Independence day already knocking on the door, preparations are underway across the country with much pomp and gusto.The full-dress rehearsal is carried out two days ahead of the Independence day with mock drills, parades and flag hoisting.On 15th August 1947, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first PM of India delivered his famous speech ‘tryst with destiny’ raising the National Flag above the Lahori Gate of Red Fort. Since then, this tradition has been followed by every successive Prime Minister. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Aug 13, 2017 04:42 PM IST

With India’s 71st Independence day already knocking on the door, preparations are underway across the country with much pomp and gusto.The full-dress rehearsal is carried out two days ahead of the Independence day with mock drills, parades and flag hoisting.On 15th August 1947, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first PM of India delivered his famous speech ‘tryst with destiny’ raising the National Flag above the Lahori Gate of Red Fort. Since then, this tradition has been followed by every successive Prime Minister. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Defence personnel along with school students participated at the full dress rehearsal ahead of the 71st Independence Day on August 15. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Defence personnel along with school students participated at the full dress rehearsal ahead of the 71st Independence Day on August 15. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Every year the Prime Minister hoists the Indian flag on the parapet of the Red Fort with twenty-one gun shots fired in honour of the occasion. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Every year the Prime Minister hoists the Indian flag on the parapet of the Red Fort with twenty-one gun shots fired in honour of the occasion. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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School children dressed as Lord Krishna take part in the full dress rehearsal ahead at the Red Fort. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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School children dressed as Lord Krishna take part in the full dress rehearsal ahead at the Red Fort. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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The speech from the Prime Minister is followed by National Anthem and parades by divisions of the Indian Armed Forces and PSaramilitary forces. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The speech from the Prime Minister is followed by National Anthem and parades by divisions of the Indian Armed Forces and PSaramilitary forces. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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The preparations for the Independence Day in Delhi began almost a month in advance with most roads decorated with the ‘tricolour’. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The preparations for the Independence Day in Delhi began almost a month in advance with most roads decorated with the ‘tricolour’. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Special Protection Group (SPG) and Delhi Police personnel conducting mock drills for any emergency situation during the rehearsals for Independence Day function. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Special Protection Group (SPG) and Delhi Police personnel conducting mock drills for any emergency situation during the rehearsals for Independence Day function. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Traffic restrictions were in place for the full dress rehearsals that took place on August 13.. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Traffic restrictions were in place for the full dress rehearsals that took place on August 13.. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programs are also held in the state capitals and often involve many schools and organizations. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programs are also held in the state capitals and often involve many schools and organizations. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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School children take part in the full dress rehearsals at Red Fort ahead of the 71st Independence Day on August 15th. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Aug 13, 2017 04:42 PM IST

School children take part in the full dress rehearsals at Red Fort ahead of the 71st Independence Day on August 15th. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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