Independence Day in India commemorates 15th August, the day on which India attained independence. After remaining under British rule for over 100 years, India finally regained freedom in the year 1947. Declared a National holiday, the Independence Day is celebrated throughout the country with much fanfare and gaiety. Functions are organized in each and every state, where the Chief Minister does the flag hoisting. Various cultural programs also characterize the Independence Day celebrations in India.
On the Independence Day functions are organized in each and every
school of the country and flag hoisting takes place, along with the
singing of the National anthem. However, the grandest celebrations take
place in the capital city of India, New Delhi. The festival starts with
the address of the Prime Minister of India to the nation from ramparts
of the Red Fort. Thereafter, Independence Day festival at Delhi proceeds
forward with the flag hoisting ceremony by the Prime Minister of India.
The Independence Day Parade by the personnel of the police and armed
forces follows soon after.