West Bengal celebrates Independence Day

August 15th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal celebrated India’s Independence Day Friday with great enthusiasm, with Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee hoisting the tricolour here. He also garlanded the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the secretariat.

The national flag flew at most places in the city. Cultural programmes were held in schools and colleges and in various localities.

Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee hoisted the national flag at Jatin Das Park in south Kolkata at midnight.

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