Kolkata buildings lit up in Tricolour to mark 75th Independence Day

To mark the 75th Independence Day, the Centre has floated an initiative — Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav — and the entire country is gripped in patriotic fervour.

Kolkata: During the struggle for freedom, like many others parts of the country, Kolkata was a major hub of revolutionary movements. It was this city that once housed great freedom fighters like Bagha Jatin, Bina Das, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Prafulla Chaki and others.

To mark the 75th Independence Day, several major structures of the city were illuminated in the colours of the Indian flag. Here are a few:

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Victoria Memorial Independence Day
Victoria Memorial, one of the iconic structures of Kolkata, illuminated in the Tricolour to mark the 75th Independence Day | Photo by Sourish Guha


Calcutta High Court Independence Day
The Calcutta High Court lit up to mark the Independence Day | Photo by Sourish Guha


Metcalfe Hall Kolkata Independence Day
Metcalf Hall in Kolkata illuminated in the Tricolour | Photo by Sourish Guha


Hong Kong house Kolkata Independence Day
The Hong Kong House in Kolkata’s near Dalhousie Square | Photo by Sourish Guha


ITC Royal Bengal Independence Day
ITC Royal Bengal, a plush hotel in Kolkata and one of the most iconic modern-age buildings in the city, beautified in the colours of the Indian flag | Photo by Sourish Guha
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Sourish is currently pursuing Economics Honours and aims to be an entrepreneur. His passion for photography helps him look at his city, Kolkata, in a different perspective.