Independent India was born on 15th August, 1947 after about more than 200 hundred years of British Raj. The India tricoloured flag was hoisted by Jawaharlal Nehru and other national leaders who were eagerly waiting to lead a free life from the colonial rulers. It was the birth of a new beginning. This year it will be the 67th Independence Day and after so many years of Independence, the day evokes in us a feeling of patriotism.
One of the main desires to make India free was to take out the country’s own identity among the people of India. Britishers has ruled our country by force and has tried to forcefully implement their thinking over the common people. In those days the people of India tried their level best to save the country from the cobweb of colonial rulers.
On the midnight of August 15th 1947, India was sworn in as an independent country with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as Prime Minister. In Delhi the official ceremony took place with other great leaders and freedom fighters. India gained its independence after paying a huge cost for it.
The day is celebrated to honour the beginning of the world’s largest democracy as national holiday. Everything remains closed on that day and all the schools and colleges across the nation hoists the flag. Our flag symbolizes the stature of national flag as nation’s pride. Kite-flying has also become a tradition on this day and people can be seen flying numerous kites of all colours, symbolizing the freedom.
Independence Day is celebrated all throughout the country irrespective of caste, creed and religion. It is amazing to see that how the Indians celebrate the day in every nook and corner of the country. There are many documentaries aired to pay a tribute to the freedom fighters. In short, every person in the country on this day tries to carve their unique identities.