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Independence Day in pictures: This is how a flooded Assam is honouring 70 years of freedom

Author: Shreya Biswas
Publication: Indiatoday.in
Date: August 15, 2017
URL:   http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/independence-day-assam-flood-northeast-india/1/1026400.html

Flooded, so what? Assam has not taken a step back from honouring our 71st Independence Day, even while being inundated.

Sentiments are running high in India, today. It is our 71st Independence Day. But as we celebrate, several areas in Assam are suffering from one of the worst floods in decades.

However, even while bring inundated and cut off from supplies, Assam has not forgotten to hoist the national flag today.

This picture from a flood-hit district in Assam has been winning hearts on social media since morning. Reports say it was taken at Naskara LP school in Dhubri district by an assistant teacher named Mizanur Rahman.

This is not all.

Since morning, Twitter has been flooded with pictures from several schools in Assam, showing people hoisting and saluting the national flag while standing in waist-deep water.
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