Significance of Indian Independence Day

The Independence Day of India is celebrated on 15th of August to commemorate its independence from the British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation in 1947. This day must be observed necessarily to remember our great national struggle and our great victory. It is a holy and auspicious day for all the Indians. Besides, this day reminds us about our duty and responsibility towards our country.  On this day we review what we have done during the year past. We think what we should do during the year beginning. And also, on this day we take the solemn pledge to serve over mother country. The Independence Day must be observed all over the country with great pomp and grandeur.  
The day is a national holiday in India. The gazetted holiday is held annually to remember this day.  On this day, the flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted by the local administration in attendance, all over the country.
The main event takes place in New Delhi, the capital city of India, 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 and raises important issues and gives a call for further developments.  On the day, the Prime Minister also pays a tribute to the leaders of the freedom struggle. The flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programs takes place in all the State capitals. In the cities around the country, the national flag is hoisted by politicians in their constituencies. In various private organizations the flag hoisting is carried out by the senior official of that organization. The schools and colleges around the country also organize the flag hoisting ceremonies and various cultural events within their premises, where the younger children in costume represent their idols of the independence era.
All over the country flags are given out to citizens who wear them proudly to show their patriotism towards India. 
Therefore, it is the duty of every Indian, young and old, to observe the Independence Day of India. It is the day on which we should sincerely promise to be dutiful to our motherland. Independence day must be considered as a great occasion by each and every citizen.

Special Report by SM

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