ISLAMABAD (Online) The nation would observe 64th Independence Day on 14th August (today) with great fervour. In wake of flood disaster, the nation would observe the Independence Day with simplicity. No I-Day celebrations will be held at the Presidency this year and no Army functions related to August 14 would be held. The day would dawn with special pra-yers in the mosques for the unity, solidarity and prosperity of the country. The celebration would begin with a 31-gun salute at the federal capital and 21-gun salute at all the provincial headquarters. Qur-an Khawani would be held for the Shuhada-e-Pakistan Movement for their eternal peace. The flags would be hoisted on govt and private installations. Seminars, competitions of debate, essay writing, and tableaus and other program-mes would hold in educational institutions in this regard. Meanwhile, in wake of security threats, special flag hoisting ceremony would not be held before Parliament House and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani would hoist the flag at Convention Centre. The principal ceremony of 'Independence Day would not be held in Sabzazar in front of Parliament due to security concerns because there are certain reports that terrorist could carry out any terrorist activity and target the open air ceremony. Services Chiefs, federal ministers, important personalities, diplomats and prominent citizens would attend the ceremony. All the invitees would stand and sing the national anthem to be followed by recitation of the Holy Quran. The ceremony would start at 9am and Prime Minister would address the nation. President Asif Ali Zardari has directed that in view of the floods, no Independence Day celebrations will be held at the Presidency. He will spend the day with the flood affected people in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwha and Punjab, Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said. Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has also cancelled the Army functions on August 14 and September 6 this year and its savings will be utilised for flood relief activities.