On August 15th 1947, India became a sovereign nation and was no longer under British rule. On August 15th since then it has been a holiday and vast celebrations occur around the country to commemorate it's independence.
Lalbagh botanical gardens put on a large display in celebration. A mixture of stalls selling garden ornaments, seeds, plants and some craftwork edged the pathways. In my husbands opinion it was Bangalore's very own Chelsea flower show.