Preparations are in full swing across the country to mark the Independence Day on Tuesday in a befitting manner.

All major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been decorated with illuminations, national flags, portraits of the national leaders, banners and buntings to give a festive look.

Special stalls have been set up in markets selling Independence Day related items including badges, flags and dresses. National songs are echoing in each nook and corner.

A host of events including seminars, conferences, lectures, debates, speech contests, exhibitions, quiz competitions, stage dramas and mushairas are being arranged by different organizations in connection with the day.