Watch Independence Day celebrations live on YouTube

India will be celebrating her 66th Independence Day tomorrow, on August 15, 2013. Like it happens each year, the national tricolour will be hoisted in


India will be celebrating her 66th Independence Day tomorrow, on August 15, 2013. Like it happens each year, the national tricolour will be hoisted in different parts of the country tomorrow – in schools, government buildings, residential complexes, et al, and the festivities will commence thereafter. 

 

However, one ritual that the nation follows religiously each year, year after year, is the Independence Day celebrations and the nation’s Prime Minister addressing the nation. For a change this year, viewers will have the option to watch the events unfold on YouTube. Both the Independence Day celebrations and honourable PM Dr. Manmohan Singh’s address to the nation will be streamed live on YouTube, confirmed Doordarshan. Those keen on watching the proceedings on YouTube should note that it will available from 6:25am onwards. Viewers will also be able to enjoy highlights of the celebrations on the platform. 

 

You can enjoy the live streaming below:

 

 

"We are delighted to associate with YouTube to share the Independence celebrations with Indians across the globe. Streaming Independence Day celebration live on Youtube will help us to reach the global audience in a format which best suits today’s generation," Tripurari Sharan, Director General Doordarshan, said in a statement.

 

The nation’s honourable President, Pranab Mukherjee, will be addressing the nation on the eve of its 66th Independence Day. You can watch his speech here, starting 7pm IST. 

 

Interestingly, the 64th Republic Day Parade was also streamed live this year received over 1 lakh views.

 

With inputs from news sources


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