This August 15th will mark the 77th anniversary of India’s independence, which is celebrated with pride across India and by Indian citizens all over the world.
Every year on 15th August, the streets of India are adorned with the tricolors of the national flag as the country celebrates its day of independence.
What is the significance behind celebrating August 15th?
It was on 15th August 1947 that India was declared independent from British colonialism (of more than 200 years), and the reins of control were handed over to the leaders of the country.
India’s gaining of independence was a tryst with destiny, as the struggle for freedom was a long and tiresome one, witnessing the sacrifices of many freedom fighters, who laid down their lives on the line.
How does India celebrate Independence Day?
August 15 is a national holiday in India.
On the eve of Independence Day, the President of India delivers the “Address of the Nation”. On August 15, the
The prime minister of India hoists the Indian flag on the ramparts of the historical site of Red Fort in Delhi (India’s Capital). Tributes are paid to our freedom fighters, and the sacrifices of our leaders of the Indian Independence movements are remembered.
The Indian National anthem, “Jana Gana Mana,” is sung, followed by a march past the divisions of the Indian Armed Forces and Paramilitary forces. Parades and pageants showcase scenes from the independence struggle and India’s diverse cultural traditions. All events are telecast on National television.
Similar events take place at every state, with Chief Ministers presiding over the ceremonies.
Schools and colleges all over India celebrate Independence Day with cultural events and parades.
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