Mussoorie, August 16
The Tricolour was hoisted at various government and non-government institutions to mark the Independence Day celebrations here yesterday. However, the festive look was missing as the official celebrations were subdued as most of the cultural events were cancelled in the wake of the recent Uttarkashi cloudburst.
Chief guest on the occasion was local MLA Ganesh Joshi, who hoisted the flag along with Mussoorie SDM and other dignitaries amid cheers and thunderous applause.
Following that, the national anthem was sung by schoolchildren. Girls from Mussoorie International School presented patriotic songs on the occasion.
The flag raising day was also observed in Woodstock School where the students, staff, alumni and guests gathered at the Win Mumby gymnasium for the annual flag raising ceremony.
Guest speaker Bhavenesh Kumari Patiala, who graduated from Woodstock in 1950 and went on to be one of the first women to practise in the Indian Supreme Court, urged the Woodstock community to work together to overcome problems and constantly reach out to people less fortunate than them.
At Bhatta village, Rotarians from Mussoorie kept celebrated the day with students of a primary school.

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