Independence Day of India

India got her independence,from British rule, on 15 th August 1947.At the strike of midnight of the August 15, 1947,India shook off the shackles of British Rule and became free.

It was a night of celebration all over the country.Independence Day of India is celebrated to commemorate her independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation in 1947.Independence Day is an occasion to rejoice in our freedom and to pay collective homage to all those people,who sacrificed their lives to the cause.

All over India,the flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted by the government and other offices and also by the residents of all the localities.In the major cities,the government office buildings are illuminated with colourful lights.

India Gate at Dehli,is the center of attraction and a nice place to hang out in the evening of Independence Day,as the structure is attractively illuminated.The sky in filled with kites of various shapes and colors.

New Delhi,the capital city of India,celebrates the major event,where the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort(Laal Killah)and delivers a speech which is telecast all over the country.

The speech consists of highlights of the achievements of its government till the date and the plans of the further developments.On behalf of the nation,the Prime Minister pays his tribute to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country.The day also marks the coming together of the states into one nation-India.This was probably our greatest diplomatic success.

Indian Flag

The Indian national flag symbolizes freedom.It is a horizontal rectangular and tricolour (Tiranga), consisting of deep saffron (Kesari) at the top,white in the middle and dark green at the bottom.The colours are in equal proportions.The ratio of the length to the width of the flag is three is to two.

In the centre of the white band, there is a wheel in navy blue colour,called 'Ashok Chakra'.The diameter of the chakra is almost the width of the white band and it has 24 spokes

. The colour,saffron stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation.The white,for purity and truth. The green for faith and fertility.'Ashok Chakra' is a Buddhist symbol dating back to 200th century BC.The 24 spokes symbolises that there is life in movement and death in stagnation.

The design of the National Flag of India was adopted by India's constituent assembly on 22nd july, 1947. The use of the national flag and it's display are regulated by a code.As per the Indian law there is a severe punishment for misusing or insulting the national flag in anyway.

Celebration

On August 15,the Prime Minister of India hoists the Indian flag on the historical site, Red Fort(Laal Killah),Delhi.This ceremony is shown live, all over ,on Doordarshan-the National Channel and also on many other News Channels of India.The hoisting of national flag and cultural programs take place in all the parts of India.

The politicians celebrate in their indivisual constituencies and in the private organisations the flag hoisting is carried out by the senior authorities.In Schools and colleges flag hoisting ceremonies and various cultural programmes are organised.The inhabitants of the country,wear national dress to show their patriotism towards the nation.

August 15, 1947, a red-letter day for the Indians, is celebrated with great fanfare and show, across the length and breadth of India. The day, which is a national holiday, is dedicated to all those brave freedom fighters who fetched India her due respect and the much desired independence from the British rule. People in the country honor them, for sacrificing their lives for the freedom of their motherland.

The day is celebrated by hoisting national flag,conducting parades, flying kites and organizing cultural activities in educational institutions.If you want to know all about the history of Independence Day, then go through the following lines.

The History

The East India Company,with the Governor General as its head, ruled the subcontinent until the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857,then the Crown took over the administration, with the Viceroy served as its representative.

In the 20th century,many leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru,Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel arised,who were associated Mahatma Gandhi and his doctrine of non-violence.Later the "Quit India Movement, Non-Cooperation Movement, Khilafat Movement and Gandhi's Dandi March" led to the freedom of India.

At the stroke of midnight, as India moved into August 15, 1947, India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, read out the decisive speech, proclaiming India's independence from the British Empire. The moment ended three centuries of British rule over India.The land was no longer the summer retreat of British sahibs.Independence Day was the sole national festival until 1950,when India declared itself a republic.

Eminent Freedom Fighters of India

Independence ended the century of struggle for freedom, battles and sacrifices.However,for many people the partition between India and Pakistan was a painful reality and so was the bloodshed that accompanied it.

First Independence Day Celebration