Independence Day functions held across Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: The Independence Day was celebrated on Monday across Madhya Pradesh with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan presiding over the main function here in the state capital. Chouhan hoisted the national flag here at the Motilal Nehru Stadium here and took the salute from police contingents. The function had large participation of enthusiastic school children. Tricolours were also hoisted at government offices, schools and offices of political parties in Bhopal. State ministers presided over Independence Day functions in 29 of the 51 districts of Madhya Pradesh. In other districts, District Panchayat presidents led the celebrations. The occasion also witnessed Prabhat Pheris -- early morning marches for singing, cultural expression and solidarity -- and musical programmes.