's Independence Day
is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate its independence from British rule
and its birth as a sovereign
nation on that day in 1947.
The day is a national holiday in India
. All over the country, flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted by the local administration in attendance. The main event takes place in New Delhi
, where the Prime Minister
hoists the National Flag at the Red Fort
and delivers a nationally televised speech from its ramparts.
In his speech, he highlights the achievements of his government during the past year, raises important issues and gives a call for further development. The Prime Minister also pays his tribute to leaders of the freedom struggle
. A colourful pageant showcasing India’s cultural diversity, symbolic depictions of the country’s advances in science and technology, and a joint display of India’s military capabilities by the armed forces are an essential part of the Independence Day celebs