A panoramic view from the Minarets of Red Fort, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Nation from ramparts of the fort, on India’s 69th Independence Day, in Delhi, Aug. 15. (Press Information Bureau)


Siliconeer presents glimpses of India’s 69th Independence Day celebrations. Indians marked the occasion with pomp and fervor both back home and here in the United States.

Prime Minister Modi addressing the Nation on the 69th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, in Delhi, Aug. 15. (Press Information Bureau)

Prime Minister Modi addressing the Nation on the 69th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, in Delhi, Aug. 15. (Press Information Bureau)

Prime Minister Modi interacting with school children after his address to the Nation at the Red Fort, in Delhi, Aug. 15. (Press Information Bureau)

Prime Minister Modi interacting with school children after his address to the Nation at the Red Fort, in Delhi, Aug. 15. (Press Information Bureau)

Prime Minister Modi paying homage at the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat, on the occasion of 69th Independence Day, in Delhi, Aug. 15. (Press Information Bureau)

Prime Minister Modi paying homage at the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat, on the occasion of 69th Independence Day, in Delhi, Aug. 15. (Press Information Bureau)

President Pranab Mukherjee laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of 69th Independence Day, in New Delhi, Aug. 15. (Press Information Bureau)

President Pranab Mukherjee laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of 69th Independence Day, in New Delhi, Aug. 15. (Press Information Bureau)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurling the Tricolor flag at the ramparts of Red Fort, on India’s 69th Independence Day, in Delhi, Aug. 15. (Press Information Bureau)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurling the Tricolor flag at the ramparts of Red Fort, on India’s 69th Independence Day, in Delhi, Aug. 15. (Press Information Bureau)

India’s 69th Independence Day celebrations in New York.

India’s 69th Independence Day celebrations in New York.

India’s 69th Independence Day celebrations in New York.

India’s 69th Independence Day celebrations in New York.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar flanked by New York Consul General D.M. Mulay (l) and Bollywood Actress Parineeti Chopra (c) at the stand at India Day Parade organized by Federation of Indian Associations in New York on Aug. 17. (Facebook | Embassy of India, Washington, DC)

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar flanked by New York Consul General D.M. Mulay (l) and Bollywood Actress Parineeti Chopra (c) at the stand at India Day Parade organized by Federation of Indian Associations in New York on Aug. 17. (Facebook | Embassy of India, Washington, DC)

Group photo of Consulate staff and their family members in San Francisco at the Independence Day celebrations. (Facebook | Indian Consulate San Francisco)

Group photo of Consulate staff and their family members in San Francisco at the Independence Day celebrations. (Facebook | Indian Consulate San Francisco)