Chandigarh celebrates Independence DayAugust 15th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Chandigarh celebrated the 61st anniversary of India’s independence with the active and enthusiastic participation of the people as well as security forces. The national flag was unfurled at the Parade Ground, everyone saluting the tricolour as the national anthem was played.
General S.F. Rodrigues (Retd), the governor of Punjab and the Chandigarh administrator, took the salure at a march past led by Madhur Verma, an Indian Police Service officer from Chandigarh police.
Rodrigues appreciated the Chandigarh administration’s record of efficient work. Special prizes and medals were awarded to people from different departments of the administration for meritorious services.
Personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Punjab Armed Police and the Haryana Armed Police were among those who took part in the parade.
Students in traditional dresses from different public and private schools presented a series of performances to mark the Independence Day.
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