Independence Day Wednesday 15th August 2018
The 72th Independence Day Celebrations
August 15, 2018
India celebrates independence day on August 15th of each year. India became an independent nation on August 15, 1947, so the festivities are celebrated each year to remember that date.
Independence Day is a day when the people of India pay tribute to their leaders and those who fought for India’s freedom in the past. The period leading up to Independence Day is a time when the main government buildings are lit by wires of lights and tricolor beats coming from houses and other buildings. Media, print and online can have contests, programs and special articles to promote the day. Movies about India’s freedom fighters are also shown on television.
The president pronounces “the address to the nation” on the eve of the day of independence. The Prime Minister of India deploys the flag of India and delivers a speech at the Red Fort in Old Delhi. Flag ceremonies and cultural programs are organized in state capitals and often involve many schools and organizations.
Many people spend the day with family or close friends. They can eat in a park or in a private garden, go to the cinema or have lunch or dinner at home or at the restaurant. Other people will fly kites or sing or listen to patriotic songs.
Independence Day is an official holiday in India on August 15 of each year. National, state and local governments, post offices and banks are closed on this day. Stores and other businesses and organizations may be closed or have short opening hours.
Public transport is generally not affected as many locals travel for celebrations, but there can be a lot of traffic and greater security in areas where there are celebrations. Opening ceremonies for the Independence Day flag can disrupt traffic, particularly in Delhi and the capitals of Indian states.
The struggle for independence of India began in 1857 with the Cipay Revolt in Meerut. Later, in the twentieth century, the Indian National Congress and other political organizations, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, launched a national independence movement. The colonial powers were transferred to India on August 15, 1947.
The Constituent Assembly, to whom power was transferred, met to celebrate India’s independence at 11 pm M. Since August 14, 1947. India gained its freedom and became a free country at midnight from August 14 to August 15, 1947. It was then that the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, He made his famous speech “Tryst with Destiny”. People from all over India are reminded of the significance of this event, which marked the beginning of a new era of liberation from British colonialism that has taken place in India for over 200 years.
The sport of the kite symbolizes the day of independence. The sky is dotted with innumerable comets blown from the roofs and fields to symbolize the free spirit of India. Kites of different styles, sizes and shades, including tricolor, are available in the markets. The Red Fort of Delhi is also an important symbol of Independence Day in India, where Indian Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru unveiled the Indian flag on August 15, 1947.
The national flag of India is a horizontal tricolor flag of deep saffron (kesaria) in the upper part, white in the middle and dark green in the lower part in equal proportions. The ratio of the flag’s width to its length is from two to three. A dark blue wheel in the center of the white band represents the chakra. His design is that of the wheel that appears in Ashoka’s Sarnath Lion Capital abacus. Its diameter is close to the width of the white band and has 24 spokes.