15th August is the Independence Day
of India. On this day various cultural programmes are organised throughout
India. All the great freedom fighters are remembered on this day and every
Indian pays gratitude to them. Read on and find more about the significance and
celebration of Indiaâ€™s Independence Day.
Every year Indians celebrate Independence
Day on August 15. From a small child to an old man is seen happy and
excited. The significance of the celebration is unmatched. India received freedom from the
British rule on August 15, 1947 and from that year people celebrate this day
with vigor and enthusiasm.
The tri-colour flag is hoisted in schools, colleges,
corporate sectors, government offices and almost everywhere in India. However,
the main function is at Red Fort in New
Delhi where the present Prime Minister hoists the
flag. Many people even travel to New
Delhi to get a glimpse of the program.
Independence Day is a moment of pride and glory for the
people. On this day, people remember and pay tribute to the freedom
fighters. Everyone tries to pay his tribute in one way or another to the people
who sacrificed their lives and comforts just to free their country and
countrymen from the clutches of British rule.
The preparation is done more than a month aback and every
school is busy with it. Some have cultural programs after the flag hoisting is
performed while some have parade and national anthem and songs played by
different groups of performers.
The significance of Independence Day cannot be just calculated
or measured by mere celebrations and ceremonies. It is a day that makes people
proud of being Indian and they commit to memory that all men and women joined
hands and worked together to bring this day into existence.
When people recall the works of big and known leaders,
they also pay homage to those unsung heroes of the nation who helped make this
day come into existence. There are many freedom fighters that were not known to
many and they worked behind the scene and helped in this mission.
Paying Honour to
Nation and Flag - The entire nation seems to be in a different mood that
day. Without any discrimination, people gather in places where flag hoisting is
planned and pay honour to nation and the tri-colour.
Flag Hoisting - First,
the national flag is hoisted by the chief of the organisation or head of the
administration. There is no hard and fast rule about the flag hoisting process
accept that in central, state and local governments. After the flag hoisting
ceremony, every person standing there sings the National
Speeches and Programmes- Depending
on the plan and preparation, further programs are carried out. There is a short
speech from the person who hoists the flag. This usually comprises of the promise
to nation and asking people to make India a good place to live in.
Surroundings - Buildings of national importance are decorated and the
dominance is of saffron, white and green colour which is the colours of the
National Flag. Roads are decorated with saffron, white and green papers and
everywhere supremacy of these three colours is being observed.
The importance and significance of Independence Day is felt
by people. Today, the need of the hour is to eradicate some of the worms from
the pool of our society so that a clean, clear and confident nation comes out.
Along with being thankful to the freedom fighters, we need
to recall their dreams. This is a great opportunity for all Indians to give
back something to the nation. If everyone takes a pledge and starts helping
needy people, start fighting against corruption and other wrong doings followed
in nation, the nation will definitely progress fast.