Patriotic fervour marks I-Day celebrations in Punjab, Haryana

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Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh takes salute in Jalandhar. Photo: Capt Amarinder Singh/Twitter

Chandigarh, August 15

People in Punjab and Haryana on Thursday celebrated the 73rd Independence Day, amid tight security arrangements.

Patriotic fervour swept the two states as flag-hoisting ceremonies were held at district headquarters, educational institutes and other places.Heroes of the Indian freedom struggle were remembered on the occasion.

Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya unfurled the Tricolour in Faridabad.Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh unfurled the Tricolour in Jalandhar.

Singh greeted people on Twitter, “Today we remember the heroes of our freedom struggle who laid down their lives for our independence. This Independence Day let us rededicate ourselves to building the India of their dreams.”

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar unfurled the national flag in Sonepat.

The celebrations passed off peacefully in the two states, officials said here. PTI