Burj Khalifa lit up in tricolour to celebrate India's 68th Republic Day

Burj Khalifa tower, the world's tallest building located in Dubai, lit up in the colours of the Indian National flag on Wednesday to celebrate India's 68th Republic Day.

The LED shows are to be held on both Wednesday and Thursday along with complimenting Dubai Fountain shows, the Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday.

In addition to the shows, the Indian Consulate in Dubai has a flag-hoisting ceremony at the consulate premises by Consul General Anurag Bhushan, followed by flag-hoisting at the Indian High School grounds in Oud Metha.

 Burj Khalifa lit up in tricolour to celebrate Indias 68th Republic Day

Burj Khalifa. Photo credit: Facebook @BurjKhalifa

The ceremony at the school will include a march-past by the students. In the evening, a cultural programme titled "Aaj Ki Shaam Desh Ke Naam", will be hosted at the school grounds where the students will perform various folk dances and other activities.

The programme, under the patronage of the Consulate, will also present people a chance to try various India cuisines.

The lighting comes as the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is the guest of honour for India's Republic Day on Thursday. He was ceremonially welcomed by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday and held talks in New Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both sides inked a number of agreements.

Watch the video of the light show here:

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Jan 25, 2017 21:06:20 IST