won its freedom from British rule on the 15th of August, 1947, and from
then on, this day has been marked as Independence Day to commemorate the birth
of a liberated democratic nation.
Day is a national holiday in India and patriotic songs are played or sung
throughout the country during this day. Various functions, parades, flag
hoisting ceremonies and cultural events are held in remembrance of the many
freedom fighters who laid their lives for the country.
experience the magnitude of the celebrations, you should visit the Red Fort or
the Wagah Border once on this day.
Independence Day Celebrations - The Red Fort
Independence Day celebrations are carried out near the Red Fort in New Delhi.
On this day, the Prime Minister of India unfurls the tri-colored national flag
and addresses the nation about the country’s past achievements, current status
and future plans.
gun salute is then carried out and the Prime Minister then witnesses a parade
of the police and the armed forces. This is followed by various patriotic
programs that are presented by school children. The entire event is telecast
live on TV through Doordarshan. Similar functions are held in all state
capitals as well.
Independence Day Celebrations – Wagah Border
a small village near the city of Amritsar, houses the only Grand Trunk Road
that connects India and Pakistan. On the eve of Independence Day, as a mark of celebration,
officials from both countries exchange greetings and gifts and this is
witnessed by a sizeable crowd. Rows of chairs are arranged for the public on
both sides of the gate, and you can witness the event comfortably if you travel
Independence Day Celebrations
all educational institutions, the national anthem is sung and the Indian flag is
hoisted. Stories of freedom fighters like Gandhi and Bhagat Singh are narrated
to the students.
and radio channels usually telecast various patriotic movies, songs and
programs that rekindle patriotism.
this day, the sky over Delhi will be peppered with hundreds of kites in different
shapes, sizes and colors as kites signify freedom and liberation.
and monuments of national importance such as India Gate are beautifully
decorated with lighting and people flock to visit such places.
entire population comes together as one during Independence Day, and traveling
around to major historical or national destinations can be an exciting
experience due to this reason.