Independence Day of India
After more than 200 years, India won its freedom from the British rule. After very long struggle, India got independence on 15th August 1947. This day is the most important day for the entire nation as it is celebrated as the Independence Day. India got its independence after long efforts of freedom lovers like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Dadabhai Navroji, Firozshahw Mehta, Chandrasekhar Azad, Subhash Chandra Bose and many more.
After getting freedom, Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the India flag at Red Fort in Delhi. Every year, a grand function is organized at the Red Fort. Just like Republic Day, Independence Day is celebrated throughout the country with great pride and pleasure. As Independence bay is a national festival, a public holiday is observed on this day. Each state capital celebrates Independence Day. Here the Chief Minister or the Governor unfurls the National Flag.
A wonderful celebration is organized, which is aired on television as well as on radio. The Prime Minister hoists the tri-colour National Flag at Red Fort in Delhi and National Anthem is sung. During Flag Hoisting Ceremony 21 gun-salutes are given by the military bands to the National Flag and the Prime Minister. Then he addresses an inspiring annual speech to the entire nation. Different cultural events take place at the Red Fort following the March Past of the Indian Army. Flowers are showered on the flag from helicopter. In the evening, the Government buildings are lighted up.
Various arrangements for this day are done well in advance. Schools and other educational institutions. all over the country celebrate this day with great joy, pride and enthusiasm. The flags are also hoisted in every school. Teachers and students come together and celebrate the day. Later they sing the National Anthem. Cultural programs are conducted on this day. Children come to know about the brave deeds and sacrifices of several freedom fighters. At many places sweets are distribute among the children.
After the day ends, generally we forget the sacrifices of our selfless patriots. Thus, by celebrating Independence Day every year, it helps us to remember them. We get an opportunity to show our respect towards them and pay our homage. We must not forget that just because of their efforts, today we live in free environment and breathe the air of freedom. We must always remember them and not just on the Independence Day. This is the day we must feel proud to be an Indian.