72nd Independence Day celebrated in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh
Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Wednesday celebrated the 72nd Independence Day.
Patriotic fervour and gaiety marked the occasion across the two states and the Union Territory. Flag-hoisting ceremonies were held at district headquarters, educational institutes and other places in the states.
Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V P Singh Badnore unfurled the Tricolour at a function in Chandigarh and Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki hoisted the flag in Yamunanagar. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh unfurled the Tricolour at a state-level function in Ludhiana.
While Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar unfurled the tricolour in Hisar.
The Governors of Punjab and Haryana cancelled their ‘At Home’ functions in the wake of the demise of their Chhattisgarh counterpart Balramji Dass Tandon, 90, in Raipur on Tuesday.