Independence Day in India
India celebrates Independence Day on August 15 of each year. India became an independent nation on August 15, 1947, so a gazette holiday is celebrated annually to remember this date.
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Independence Day is a day when people in India pays tribute to its leaders and those who fought for freedom of India in the past. The period before Independence Day is a time when the main government buildings are lit with fairy lights and fluttering tricolor of houses and other buildings. The media, print and online contests may have special programs, and articles to promote the day. The films on freedom fighters of India are also shown on television.
The president delivered the “Message to the Nation”, on the eve of Independence Day. Flag of India Prime Minister of India unfolds and has a speech at the Red Fort in Old Delhi. Ceremonial flag hoisting and cultural programs are held in state capitals and often involve many schools and organizations.
Many people spend the day with family members or close friends. They can eat a picnic in a park or private garden, go to a movie or eat lunch or dinner at home or in a restaurant. Other people go kite flying or singing or listening to patriotic songs.
Independence Day is a holiday in India Gazette on 15 August each year. Offices, state and local government offices and banks are closed on this day. Shops and other businesses and organizations can be closed or have reduced opening hours.
Public transportation is usually not affected by many locals traveling for celebrations, but there may be a lot of traffic and greater security in areas where there are celebrations. Independence Day flag raising ceremonies may cause circulatory disorders, especially in Delhi and state capitals cities of India.
The struggle for independence from India began in 1857 with the Sepoy Mutiny in Meerut. Later in the 20th century, the Indian National Congress and other political organizations under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, launched an independence movement throughout the country. The colonial powers were transferred to India on August 15, 1947.
The Constituent Assembly, that power should be transferred, gathered to celebrate the independence of India at 11 pm on August 14, 1947. India gained freedom and became a free country at midnight between August 14 and August 15, 1947. That’s when the first free India’s Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru gave his famous “tryst with destiny” speech. People across India will remember the significance of this event – which marked the beginning of a new era of liberation from British colonialism, which took place in India for over 200 years.
The sport of kite flying symbolizes Independence Day. The skies are dotted with innumerable kites flown from rooftops and fields to symbolize the free spirit of India of India. Kites of different styles, sizes and shades, including the tricolor are available in the markets. The Red Fort in Delhi is also an important symbol of the Independence Day of India, as this is where the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru announced the flag of India on August 15, 1947.
The national flag of India is a horizontal tricolor of saffron deep (kesaria) on top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in the same proportion. The relationship between the width of the flag of its length is two to three. A navy blue wheel in the center of the white stripe represents the chakra. Its design is the wheel which appears on the abacus of Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka. Its diameter approximates the width of the white band and has spokes 24.