India celebrates third anniversary of independence.
New Delhi, India.
MS. Prime Minister of India Pandit Nehru arriving in the grounds of the Imperial Hotel for a reception at celebrations of Indian independence and he is greeted. MS. Mr Nehru having necklace placed over head by the Sikh leader, Mr Bawa Kharak Singh. MS. Mr Nehru, Mr Bawa Kharak Singh and a small girl seated. LS. Assembly (2 shots). MS. The assembly rises to its feet for the singing of the National Anthem. LMS. MS. A three piece band playing. Indian flag seen above them on platform (2 shots). LMS. President of India Dr Rajendra Prasad with Bawa Kharak Singh and others walking up steps. LS. GV. Looking towards platform where personalities are assembled (3 shots). MS. Bawa Kharak Singh placing necklace over head of Rajendra Prasad. LS. Mr Prasad arriving at the Rajghat where Gandhi was cremated. MS. Mr Prasad walking around Gandhi's tomb. LS. Mr Prasad and others laying wreaths on tomb (2 shots). LS. GV. Scene at tomb. LS. Mr Prasad and others seated around tomb (2 shots). LS. Tomb. LS. Mr Nehru and service chiefs arriving at the Red Fort for inspection of troops. LS. Troops lined up before Mr Nehru on saluting base. LMS. Troops saluting. LS. Troops presenting arms. MS. Mr Nehru inspecting troops. LS. Elevated, large crowd assembled to see Mr Nehru unfurl Indian flag over the fort. MS. Mr Nehru arriving for ceremony and mounting dais. LMS. The flag unfurling. LS. GV. Elevated, ceremony. LS. Elevated, crowd. MS. Mr Nehru speaking into microphone. SCU. European officials and other foreign guests seen in audience (2 shots). MS. Flag flying. MS. Back view, women in crowd. LS. Elevated, crowd.
Date found in the old record - 21/08/1950.