Tirupati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu hoisted the national flag in this temple town on Tuesday to mark the 70th Independence Day celebrations.
At the main official function held at Tarakarama stadium, the Chief Minister reviewed the colourful parade.
He took the salute from 12 contingents of police forces including Andhra Pradesh Special Police, women`s brigade of Prohibition and Excise Department, Police Band, Bharat Scouts and Guide and ex-servicemen.
Different departments presented their tableaux as part of the celebrations, attended by state ministers, senior officials and public representatives.
Accompanied by Director General of Police N. Sambasiva Rao, the Chief Minister reviewed the parade from a special open-top vehicle.
Police made elaborate security arrangements for the event. Since the bifurcation of united Andhra Pradesh in 2014, the government has been choosing different cities to celebrate the Independence Day every year. Last year, the event was held in Anantapur.