|The Independence Day of India is celebrated
on August 15 to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth
as a sovereign nation on that day in 1947. India gained independence on the
15th of August, 1947. On Indian Independence Day, wish all your fellow Indians
and celebrate in style.
The day when India woke up to freedom
back in 1947 was a day of great celebration. A country got rid of her foreign
yoke and became a sovereign nation, she celebrated her sovereignty on this day
- the triumph of numerous martyred souls. It was a day of fulfillment, it was
the day of a new beginning, a birth of a nation. On the stroke of midnight,
a country came into life again as the British handed over the governance of
India to the Indian leaders.
|The long and difficult struggle had borne
fruit at last, though the happiness was marred by the fact that the country
was divided into India and Pakistan and the violent communal riots had left
the countries permanently scarred. That was the price that India paid for her
dearly bought freedom.
The British government declared the country
independent and left for their own shores. On the 15th of August, 1947, India
became completely independent. It was on this historic date that Jawaharlal
Nehru, the first prime Minister of India, unfurled the Indian tricolor on the
ramparts the magnificent Red Fort, symbolically marking the end of the British
The day is a national holiday in India.
All over the country, flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted by the local administration
in attendance. The main event takes place in New Delhi, where the Prime Minister
hoists the National Flag at the Red Fort and delivers a nationally televised
speech from its ramparts. In his speech, he highlights the achievements of his
government during the past year, raises important issues and gives a call for
The Prime Minister also pays his tribute
to leaders of the freedom struggle. A colourful pageant showcasing India’s
cultural diversity, symbolic depictions of the country’s advances in science
and technology, and a joint display of India’s military capabilities by
the armed forces are an essential part of the Independence Day celebrations.