Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

India’s Independence Day (English: Independence Day of India, Hindi: Independence Day of India, Sanskrit: “Swatantradinotsavah”) is celebrated every year on 15 August. On this day in 1947, the residents of India got independence from British rule. It is the national festival of India.

Every year on this day the Prime Minister of India addresses the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort. On 15 August 1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru, unfurled the Indian National Flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi.  The Indian freedom struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi involved largely non-violent resistance and Participated in civil disobedience movements. After independence, British India was divided on religious lines, with the rise of India and Pakistan. After partition, violent riots broke out in both the countries and there were many incidents of communal violence. Never in the history of mankind has there been a displacement of such a large number of people due to partition. This number was around 1.45 crore. According to the 1951 Census of India, 72,26,000 Muslims left India and went to Pakistan immediately after the partition and 72,49,000 Hindus and Sikhs left Pakistan and came to India.

The day is celebrated all over India with flag hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. Indians celebrate this day by displaying the national flag on their dress, belongings, homes and vehicles and watching patriotic movies, listening to patriotic songs with family and friends.

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