As India celebrates its 77th Independence Day with vigor and nationalist sentiment exploding in the streets, it’s not just the locals of India who hold aloft the tricolor flag. To celebrate the important day, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai lit up and honored India.
Burj Khalifa flies the Indian flag on Independence Day
Skyscrapers, known as the tallest buildings in the world, are often lit up with vibrant colors on important days. Whether it’s Shah Rukh Khan’s Birthday or an important world tournament, Burj Khalifa is the first to congratulate them. So it is expected that on this special day of India, the Dubai skyscraper will touch hearts with its splendid display of the Indian flag.
As expected, the Burj Khalifa is lit up in vibrant saffron, white and green colors to the delight of the citizens of India. The moment was shared on Twitter, or X, by user Mufaddal Vohra. In the clip, which has now gone viral with nearly 500,000 views, the Burj Khalifa is seen waving the Indian flag over its sprawling glass panels reaching to its sky. Along with the Indian flag displayed on the Burj, the clip is decorated with an instrumental performance of the Indian National Anthem, ‘Jana Gana Mana.’
Indian flag at Burj Khalifa with national anthem.
A goosebumps moment! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/K6sxXODZhI
– Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 15, 2023
The user who shared the video on social media shared the moment which was quite bizarre and gave him goosebumps. This show of support for India comes after a tumultuous day in Dubai. On August 14, videos of several Pakistani indigenous people went viral on the internet as they were filmed taking part in a riot that took place in front of the Burj Khalifa.
Pakistanis gather in front of Burj Khalifa and are outraged for disrespecting the country
Pakistanis: ‘We want our flag on Burj Khalifa’
UAE: “We do not promote bhikhari in Dubai”pic.twitter.com/y5Qdg3Y04V
– Professor N John Camm (@njohncamm) August 14, 2023
Hundreds of Pakistanis gathered in front of the Burj Khalifa before midnight to see the Burj Khali colored in their national flag. However, after a few minutes passed after 12 a.m., the crowd became frustrated and began to express their disappointment.
This uproar then went viral on social media and went viral. However, it is important to note that the Pakistani flag has in fact flown over the world famous skyscraper. A video of this was shared by Burj Khalifa’s original handle on Instagram.
Meanwhile, Indians celebrate their Independence Day with devotion and excitement as the streets and houses are lined up. tirangas, and some even participate in private ceremonies to raise the country’s flag.
Additionally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the Red Fort. This is Prime Minister Modi’s 10th Independence Day speech. The entire speech lasted 90 minutes, as he addressed the myriad of ongoing issues in the country.
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