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Independence Day 2018 reactions highlights: Social media buzz on 72nd Independence Day

As India celebrating the 72nd Independence Day, here is everything that has been creating a buzz online.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 16, 2018 10:28:19 am
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As India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, Indians across the world are all excited for the important day. Today’s events started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisting the Tricolour, followed by his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi.

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Indians including celebrities are sharing what freedom means to them and how they define independence on this historic day. On the eve of the Independence Day, people on social media paid tributes to those who fought and made the supreme sacrifice to free the country from the British Raj. While others marked the occasion with patriotic songs and dance.

And as the celebrations for the historic day begins, here is how people on social media are observing this day.

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Independence Day 2018 social media reactions, videos, images

17:25 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Did you fly kites this Independence Day?
16:17 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Tweeple love these photos of unity in diversity!
16:14 (IST)15 Aug 2018
See how India's 'real heroes' were welcomed at Jammu Airport
15:57 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Actor Prachee Shah's sitar rendition of the National Anthem is mesmerising!
 

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15:02 (IST)15 Aug 2018
This innovative message from High Commissioner for Canada to India has left people intrigued

Nadir Patel, the High Commissioner for Canada to India practised some 'Culinary Diplomacy' to wish Indians a Happy Independence Day.

14:27 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Did you see Iron Man wishing Indians on Independence Day at India Gate?
 

A legend flew all the way to India to wish you... #happyindependenceday🇮🇳 !

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14:20 (IST)15 Aug 2018
How do you define Independence Day? For Sania Mirza it was when she shut her naysayers

"With freedom in the mind, faith in the words, pride in our souls. Let’s salute the nation. Happy Independence Day," Tennis star Sania Mirza said.

 

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14:06 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Do you feel like this during Jana Gana Mana?
13:31 (IST)15 Aug 2018
People are sharing what freedom means to them on 72nd Independence Day
13:03 (IST)15 Aug 2018
How do you spend Independence Day? Here's comedian Vir Das's checklist
11:53 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Watch how over 1000m Indian flag was unfurled in Surat
11:23 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Celebrating India's multiculturity, sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's creation is beautiful!
11:19 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Did you see the 140ft flag hoisted at Jammu University?
10:03 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Celebrating Independence Day amid Kerala rains
10:00 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Heard PM Modi's speech? Here's India's first prime minister's photo from his speech
09:50 (IST)15 Aug 2018
This photo of Haj pilgrims drapping Indian flags is going viral
09:32 (IST)15 Aug 2018
This photo of Himveers walking with tricolour on snow-capped mountains will give you goosebumps
09:29 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Bengaluru Police salutes real heroes on Independence Day
09:13 (IST)15 Aug 2018
Did you know Fiji was the first place where the flag was unflured on 72nd Independence Day?
09:07 (IST)15 Aug 2018
This dance video to Ae Watan has over 1 millions view!

Stating that India is at a “pivotal moment”, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Tuesday that “contentious issues and extraneous debates” should not be allowed to “distract us”. In his televised address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day, Kovind recalled Mahatma Gandhi’s “most noble mantra” on the “power of ahinsa” (non-violence) being “far greater than the power of hinsa” (violence).