Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee unfurled the national flag in Kolkata on the occasion of Independence Day. The event took place at Red Road where many officials and jawans of high ranks were felicitated by the CM herself. They were presented medals as a mark of recognition of their gallant efforts and contribution to the country. The event was complimented by the display of tricolor and patriotic music. A moving ceremony also took place where police officers of different ranks paid their respect on Independence Day.
Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Chairperson Ms Mamata Banerjee participated in the ‘Freedom at Midnight’ programme at the stroke of midnight on 15 August.“This historic moment of our freedom fills our heart with joy, honour and glory. We are proud of our country. We are proud of our Independence,” she wrote on Facebook.“Let us think with unity, speak with unity and work with unity. We resolve to re-dedicate ourselves to the cause of our nation and to the service for all my brothers and sisters,” was her message to all on Independence Day. “Happy Independence Day and heartiest greetings and best wishes to all. Sare Jahan Se Accha …” she wrote on Twitter.