Flag hoisting ceremonies marked the Independence day celebrations in states. Functions were held in all state capitals and district headquarters on the occasion.
In Jammu & Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra unfurled the tricolour at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium in Srinagar.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, the state is moving towards building prosperous and new Madhya Pradesh.
In Uttar Pradesh, over 9 crore saplings were planted in a day in different parts of state on the occasion.
Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh hoisted the tricolor at the First Manipur Rifles Parade Ground in the state capital Imphal.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy said that the aim of the Government is to fulfill the dreams of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to make the state a numero uno in all fields.
Indians living abroad also celebrated the day with the hoisting of National Flag and national anthem reverberating at Indian missions across the world.
Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Ahmad Javed led the Indian expats in celebrating the Independence Day. In Abu Dhabi , the national flag was unfurled by Ambassador Navdeep Suri.
In Sri Lanka, the main ceremony was held at the India House in Colombo.