The Burj Khalifa towerThe tallest skyscraper in the world, in Dubai is lit up with the Tricolor Flag of India to celebrate India’s 77th Independence Day. Burj Khalifa’s official Instagram manager shared a clip showing the skyscraper lit up in the colors of India’s Tricolor – saffron, white and green.
Messages such as “Happy 77th Independence Day to Mother India” and “Long live India and UAE friendship” were also projected onto the skyscraper along with a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.
“Tonight, #BurjKhalifa celebrates the Republic of India on their Independence Day. Wishing the people of India a day filled with celebration and pride as you celebrate your nation’s rich history and diverse culture. May India continue to shine brightly with progress, unity and prosperity. Happy Independence Day!” said the video’s caption.
Watch the video below:
Burj Khalifa is known as a place to celebrate special days of countries around the world. It even showed South Korea’s flag on August 15, which is celebrated as the country’s Liberation Day.
The spread that the flag of Pakistan was not flown over the Burj Khalifa on the country’s Independence Day on August 14 is untrue.
A video posted on Burj Khalifa’s Instagram account shows the flag of Pakistan actually being flown over the skyscraper. #BurjKhalifa lit up to celebrate the Independence Day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Wishing the people of Pakistan a day of pride, unity and prosperity as you celebrate the rich heritage and achievements of your great nation. May the future bring more success and happiness to all Pakistanis. Happy Independence Day!” it wrote.
Earlier, a fake video went viral showing Pakistani citizens gathering around the iconic building around midnight to witness their flag being hoisted over the skyscraper. Disappointed return.
A Pakistani woman recounted, How did the Pakistani flag not appear on Burj Khalifa on their Independence day😂😂🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/WNbEOetANL
– Gems of Politics (@GemsOf_Politics) August 14, 2023
“It is 12:01 am and Dubai officials have announced that the Pakistani flag will not be flown on the Burj Khalifa. This has become our situation now. Pakistanis are raising slogans here but the flag of Pakistan will not be flown on the Burj Khalifa. Sadly, a joke went on with Pakistanis,” one woman said in the video.