calendar icon Sat, August 15, 2020

On August 15, every year, India celebrates its Independence Day, which marks the event when it attained freedom from the British rule. Independence Day celebrations are centred in the national capital, Delhi, where important government landmarks are bedecked and roads are decorated with the National Flag. Moreover, the ceremonial National Flag hoisting takes place at Red Fort from where the Prime Minister delivers a speech to the entire nation. The day is observed as a National Holiday all over the country, and people across the nation fly kites to celebrate their liberation.
"At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom." These were the famous words said by Independent India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, in his maiden speech as the leader of the country. And rightly so, India broke free from the shackles of colonialism after waging a long fight against the British. Many key revolutionaries and leaders emerged during the movement, chief of whom was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who has been honoured with the title of 'Father of the Nation.'