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Independence Day is an annual National Festival in India. It is celebrated on 15th of August every year. India gained its freedom from British Empire on 15th August, 1947. Hence, this day is very important for the citizens of India. All Indians will celebrate the 70th Independence Day Function on 15th August, 2016. Independence Day in India is the most important day for every Indian citizen as our country got freedom from the British rule? We celebrate this day every year on 15th of August from 1947. Our country is counted as the world’s largest democracy all over the world.

India become an independent country on 15th of August in 1947 after sacrifices of thousands of Freedom Fighters (such as Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Moulana Abul Kalam Azad, Sukhdev, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Lala Lajpat Rai, Lokmanya Bal gangadhar Tilak, Chandra Shekhar Azad, etc) who worked hard to get freedom from the British rule.



Source of Inspiration:

The independence campaign in India was carried on by the Indian freedom fighters. These freedom fighters had to undergo a hard and severe struggle. This day reminds us of the struggle of the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for their country. It inspires us to love our country. We are the future of our country. And, we should be ready to sacrifice everything for our country.


Celebrate our Freedom:

On this day, we celebrate our freedom. We are a free country. Our democratic rights as citizens of India are secured. We also enjoy the fundamental rights guaranteed by our constitution. We are a self-ruled democratic country. We have voting rights. We have the right to choose our government. The feeling of freedom and self-reliance fills our heart with unique happiness. However, we must remember that the fragrance of free air that we are experiencing is not really free. It is the result of tireless efforts and countless sacrifices of our country-men.


How Independence Day celebrated?

Independence Day is celebrated at every parts of the country. Flag Hoisting, Singing the national anthem (Jana Gana Mana), parade, Speech by the Prime Minister and President of India, Military and civic processions, etc. are important ways of celebrating the honorable day.



Special celebration at Red Fort:

The most gorgeous celebration is seen at New Delhi, the capital of India. A special celebration is arranged at the Red Fort. On this honorable day, the Prime Minister hoists the Tricolor (Tiranga) Indian National Flag at Red Fort. Thereafter, the National song is sung. Our Prime Minister delivers an inspiring speech to the Nation. The 71st Independence Day will be observed on 15th August, 2017.


Flag hoisting:

Indian flags are hoisted over buildings or raised on flag poles and saluted. In the morning of 15th August, the national flag is hoisted at every school and college, and Government building and even on top of some private houses.



Display of Patriotism:

People, including small children, come out of their homes to the Compatible of beating drums. During the day and in the evening, people gather together to pay homage (special respect and honor) to the patriots and martyrs to the freedom of India. The spirit of freedom, independence, self-dependence, sacrifice and love towards one’s own country is propagated in the minds of the citizens. Patriotism Songs are sung as part of Independence Day celebration.


Making the most of a day off:

Independence Day is a National festival. Most of the office, banks and public offices remain closed on this day. Hence, most people get a day off work. There is never a specific time to assist the less fortunate in the society but the day that we celebrate the birth of our nation is an appropriate time to lend a helping hand to them.



Freedom and Liberty is priceless. Our brave soldiers are doing their duties efficiently. Whatever way you choose to celebrate this Day, it is important to think about honesty, national spirit, and spirit of the general good. We should do our bit to preserve our freedom and the freedom of all. It should never pass by just like another normal day.


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