August 16, 2015
West Bengal celebrates Independence Day
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour as the state celebrated the 69th Independence Day on Saturday.
Sportspersons and luminaries form the world of art, culture, music and cinema participated in a colourful parade accompanied by tableaus depicting the state’s cultural heritage.
As the colourful tableaus went pase, a helicopter showered flower petals on people gathered to witness the celebrations.
A tableau of Kanyashree Prakalpa, a flagship project for the girl child, was a part of the parade.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Banerjee conferred the Police Medals to outstanding IPS officers.
After the Trinamool Congress came to power in 2011, Mamata Banerjee changed the location of the Independence Day event to Red Road from Writers’ Building, the state secretariat. She also started Independence Day parades.