Independence Day in India
India got its freedom from the British Rule on 15th August, 1947. Hence, we celebrate our Independence Day on 15th of August every year. There is national holiday on Independence Day.
We all know that Freedom is not free. It took years of efforts, non-violence and other movement by our national freedom fighter to attain Freedom.
On 15th of August, 1947, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru raised the tri-colour national flag of India at Red Fort, Delhi.
Independence Day is observed with great enthusiasm all over the country.
Independence day is also celebrated at schools, and teachers explain the significance of this day to the students. The school children take out colourful processions very early in the morning. They sing the glory of India. The procession end in the Central Park.
There the National Flag is hoisted and the National anthem is sung in chorus. Everybody takes a new oath to serve the country and to do everything to uplift her glory.
The elders remember the martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for independence. They pay homage to the great leaders who suffered a lot to win our freedom.
This day also inspires us to follow the teaching of peace and non-violence that was preached by Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation.
This day reminds us of our duty and responsibility to the country. As the meeting ends with a song, sweets are distributed among all. Then, people go to the slums and distribute food and clothes among the poor. When they come back home they feel very happy.