New Delhi, Aug 15 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Independence Day after unfurling the tricolour at the party office here. “Aap sabhi ko swatantra diwas ki hardik shubhkamnayen (wish you all a happy Independence Day),” said Gandhi while extending her wishes to the media.

Wearing a peach-coloured sari, she hoisted the national flag at 10 a.m. following the national song and national anthem sung by a group of women. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders and workers were present in the ceremony.