Kapil Roy/Knocksense

The spirit of patriotism runs high in every Indian as the country celebrates its 74th Independence day to commemorate India's freedom from the British Raj in 1947. The struggle of our forefathers and their spirit is etched in the date August 15 and the day continues to instil dreams and hopes among people!

However, this year, the celebrations slow down as Lucknow observes a weekend lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city. Yet, the spirit lies undefeated and the city of Nawabs continues to shine and shimmer in the lights that light up the entire town! As the lockdown restricts you to step out and witness this grandeur and beauty, Knocksense brings to you exclusive photos of some of the most visited landmarks of the city!

Vidhan Sabha 

Kapil Roy/Knocksense

Lucknow Vidhan Sabha building is one of those points that becomes every Lucknowites favourite on August 15 as it dazzles in the pride and glory of the tricolour lights and decorations every year!

A close up! 

Kapil Roy/Knocksense

The spirit remains undefeated even though the threat of a global pandemic looms over the city. The details and beauty of the decoration witnesses no slack and the light glimmer in hope of a brighter future.

Nirman Bhawan PWD 

Lights in the tricolour theme also dawn the Nirman Bhawan, Public Works Department at MG Marg.

Nagar Nigam 

Kapil Roy/Knocksense

The office of the Municipal Authority of Lucknow called the Nagar Nigam also glitter up in decorative lights of red, white and green pledging its alliance to the Indian Tricolour - promising growth, prosperity and peace in the city

Gandhi Park

Kapil Roy/Knocksense

India's struggle and celebration of independece are incomplete without the presence of the Mahatma Gandhi and the Gandhi Park in the city pays respect to the Father of the Nation with lights and flowers!

Dr. BR Ambedkar Statue

A key player in laying down the foundation and the stepping stone of the Nation was Dr. BR Ambedkar- a name that is immortal in the spirit of India's ideologies and policies. The statue of Dr. Ambedkar at the Atal Chowk in Lucknow also lights up in vibrant decorations as India celebrates its freedom

Kalidas Marg

Apart from administrative structures, the roads of the city also glow in tricolour on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day

Fountain of Hope

Kapil Roy/Knocksense

The city lights in the hopes, dreams, and the vision of a brighter and better future

City of Stars 

Kapil Roy/Knocksense

Every roads and lamp post tidy up even though they remain empty amid the weekend lockdown.

Jai Hind

A starry and beautiful Lucknow signify the essence of what this day stands for, the spirit of being free, and the spirit of being an Indian! We salute all those who fought for the the Nation and its freedom and pay our respect and gratitude to them. Vande Matram!

For more such Lucknow city updates, follow Knocksense Lucknow on Instagram!

From Your Site Articles

The UPMRC has shared the ridership count of the Lucknow Metro and the soaring tally, crossing the 15,000 mark, indicate the popularity of the public transport system among citizens. The Managing Director of the Uttar Pradesh Metro Corporation congratulated the entire staff and support team for the achievement.

Keep reading... Show less

Some respite: Lucknow's new infection rate remained negative for straight 8 days

Long way to recovery as city's prime areas of Gomti Nagar and Indira Nagar still remain virus hotspots

Lucknow's new coronavirus infection tallies saw considerable fall in the last weekend with numbers falling from an average of 940 cases from week start to around 555 on Sunday. With this fall in the new infections and a remarkable rise in the recoveries, Lucknow has managed to arrest any positive growth of active cases for 8 consecutive days. Despite these lower fresh cases and increased discharges, Lucknow has long way to recover from the clutches of the coronavirus as Gomti Nagar and Indira Nagar continue to remain virus hotspots.

Keep reading... Show less

Schools in Lucknow could open soon as UPSA drafts proposal for re-opening of schools in UP

The State government has to decide upon re-opening of the schools by September 30

The Unaided Private Schools Association (UPSA) has submitted a proposal draft to the Uttar Pradesh State Government ahead of its decision regarding the re-opening of schools that have been shut due to the rampant spread of the coronavirus. The draft suggests the state to re-start schools for classes 10th and 12th on a trial basis for 10 days by October 12, which can be later scaled up for all the classes by the month of November.

Keep reading... Show less

COVID-19 Lucknow update: New guidelines permit the entry of only 'serious buyers' in malls

Two nodal officers would be deployed to ensure health safety measures at the malls & shopping complexes.

In the wake of rapid spread of the coronavirus in Lucknow, the city administration has established new precautionary and restricting guidelines. These new set of rules restrict the entry of those who visit malls for only show-window shopping or hanging out; that is, malls in Lucknow will only open their gates to 'serious buyers', that too with protective gear in place. The guidelines make it obligatory for all visitors and staff to undergo proper thermal checks as well. Apart from this, two nodal officers would be deployed to ensure health safety measures at the malls and shopping complexes.

Keep reading... Show less

Two royal bred horses added to Lucknow's La Martiniere College's stable

Endangered Kathwadi breed horses are now a part of La Martiniere's stable

La Martiniere Collge adds two more rare species to its stables, in the beautiful form of Bajirao, a five-year-old stallion and Anandi, an eight-year-old mammoth mare, both of the Kathwadi endangered breed from Western India. These royally-bred horses were gifted to the college by Monish Bhandari and his wife, Priya, members of the college alma mater. The horses arrived at the college grounds on Saturday in a special air-conditioned vehicle from the farm of Mumbai and Ajmer.

Keep reading... Show less

Subscribe to our newsletter


Most Read