On the occasion of 70th Independence Day, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu unfurled the national flag at Anantapur.
During the ceremony, a colourful parade was released by the police officials at Police Training College.
The ceremony portrayed various programmes and schemes of different departments. It also showcased the state's rich culture.
A package was announced by Naidu announced for the overall development of the backward district of Anantapur. As Anantapur records second least rainfall in the country, he vowed to free the district from drought.
The ceremony was attended by various colleagues of Naidu's cabinet, MPs, legislators and top officials. At the beginning of the ceremony, a statue of Mahatama Gandhi was garlanded by Chief Minister in the town.
For the official function, Anantpur was choosen by the government as Vijayawada the current functional capital of the state is busy with 'Krishna Pushkaram'.
Earlier, the Independence Day was held in Kurnool, the capital of Andhra state.