Burj Khalifa, Niagara Falls, Empire State Building lights up with tricolour on India’s Independence Day
First Published Aug 16, 2020, 1:43 PM IST
On 74th Independence Day, world-famous Niagara Falls in Canada, Empire State Building in New York, Burj Khalifa in Dubai were lit up in the colours of the Indian national flag.
To mark the 74th Indian Independence Day celebrations this year, the Indian Tricolour was hoisted at the iconic Niagara Falls in Canada for the first time ever on August 15.
The Indian tricolour was illuminated at the iconic Canadian landmark of Niagara Falls and car rallies were held in multiple cities as members of the Indo-Canadian community celebrated Independence Day amidst the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The flag-hoisting at Niagara Falls was officiated by India’s Consul General in Toronto, Apoorva Srivastava, at an event organised by the Indo-Canada Arts Council. The Indian flag was also raised at Toronto’s City Hall, while another attraction, the three-dimensional Toronto sign, was lit in the hues of the Tricolour.
On the other hand, the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa was also lit up with the tricolour to commemorate India's Independence Day. Several people shared the video on social media, including the official handle of the Burj Khalifa itself.
The Empire State Building in New York was lit up in the colours of the Indian national flag on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day.
Meanwhile in New York, for the first time, the Tricolour was unfurled with pride and patriotism alongside the US flag at Times Square.
The flag was hoisted at the iconic venue by Consul General of India in New York, Randhir Jaiswal, who was the guest of honour at the event.