Abu Dhabi, August 16: To mark India's 73rd Independence day, Dubai's Burj Khalifa was lit up with the colours of the Indian flag on Friday. The Tricolour was displayed on the world's tallest building at 8:44 pm. On Thursday, August 15, the tricolour was not displayed in the building following a technical snag. India Independence Day 2019 Google Doodle: Indian Culture Ranging From Education to Courage and Compassion Depicted by Tricolour Art On 73rd I-Day.
Terming it as a sign of friendship, All India Radio tweeted a video of Indian flag showcasing on Bhuj Khalifa. "India UAE Friendship: Iconic Burj Khalifa draped in tricolour to mark India’s 73rd Independence Day," AIR News tweeted. Independence Day 2019: From Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi, Five Remarkable August 15 Speeches by Prime Ministers of India Over The Years (Watch Videos).
Tweet by AIR:
India 🇮🇳 UAE 🇦🇪 Friendship: Iconic Burj Khalifa draped in tri colour to mark India’s 73rd Independence Day pic.twitter.com/v8KvDYGMz7
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) August 16, 2019
"We have just learned from our friends in Emaar that on account of a major technical snag they won't be able to light up Burj Khalifa with the Indian tricolour tonight," the Indian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Navdeep Singh Suri, tweeted on Thursday.
On Thursday, August 15, India celebrated 73rd Independence Day. The day was marked with various cultural and social events across the country. Since 1947, India has come a long way, from becoming one of the prominent nations in the world to reaching the moon.