In India, Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15th August, as a national holiday to celebrate the country’s freedom from the British domain on the same day in August 1947. The tri colour was raised by the leaders of a nation who were bursting with eagerness to lead a life of complete freedom from their colonial masters. India accomplished the freedom after a long Independence development, which started in the year 1857 and ended with the formation of Independent India in the year 1947. Today, almost 72 years later, celebrating Independence Day evokes a similar sense of patriotism.
On the fifteenth of August 1947, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who turned out to be the first Prime Minister of Independent India. On that day of 1947, he raised the Indian national flag over the Lahori Gate at the Red Fort in Delhi. And after that, in a similar fashion, every year the national flag of India is hoisted from the same platform by the contemporary Prime Ministers of our country.
For the celebration of this day, the preparations begin a month before Independence Day and the roads are given a larger-than-life appearance with ribbons and Indian flags. There are no parades or extravagant processions on Independence Day, but all over India, most institutions, both academic and governmental, hold a low-profile celebration in which the hoisting of the national flag is the key element.
The Indian national song, “Jana Gana Mana” is sung on this day after the flag hoisting. The speech of the Prime Minister is followed by the various parades and the expos including the scenes from the freedom battle and India’s different social and cultural traditions. A similar type of celebration is seen all across the nation.
We, IconicWebz Team, also salute the national flag and give you all the best wishes of Independence Day.