Development in Bengal highlighted at Independence Day parade
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the Tricolour as the state celebrated the 70th Independence Day on Monday. Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour on Red Road, Kolkata and received a guard of honour from the Kolkata Police and other security personnel.
On this occasion, Chief Minister’s police medals for outstanding and commendable service were given away. Cultural programmes were held by school children and various artistes at venue showcasing the cultural heritage of the country.
As the colourful contingents went past, a helicopter showered flower petals on people gathered to witness the celebrations.
After Mamata Banerjee became Chief Minister in 2011, she started the Independence Day event at the Red Road with parades and colourful programmes.