Independence Day Essay

705 Words Aug 6th, 2012 3 Pages
Short Essay on 15th August – The Independence Day of India
By Devansha on November 30, 2011 in Essays

The great dream of our freedom fighters, nationalists, and revolutionaries was realized on 15th Aug. 1947, when India became free and independent. It was an epoch-making event of great significance, which ushered in an era of liberty, self-rule and prosperity for our nation. Since then 15th Aug., has been celebrated all over India as our Independence Day. It is a national festival-a day to remember our bygone patriots who laid down their lives for the freedom of our motherland.

The Britishers who had come as traders, became the masters of India with their victory at Plassey in 1757. Then for 190 years they held the reigns of power,
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the Prime Minister reaches the Red Fort for the flag hoisting ceremony. He is welcomed by a guard of honour and by the military chiefs.

Thereafter, he unfurls the national flag amidst the singing of national Anthem. Once the national Anthem is over, the prime Minister delivers his Independence Day speech standing at the ramparts of Red Fort. Numerous foreign dignitaries, officials of the Govt., ministers, hundreds of school Children and thousands of people attend this function at the Red Fort.

Similar ceremonies are also held in various state capitals, district headquarters and at block and Panchayat levels, which are attended by the general public. The national tricolour is hoisted on this day in the morning, on public buildings, offices, institutions, schools, colleges etc. Many special functions are also organised to mark the day. Cultural and sports events are organised for children to solemnise this historic day of our nation.

Independence Day remind us about the great sacrifice of our freedom fighters that have been responsible for the freedom that we enjoy today. On this day the nation remembers with gratitude and fond memories, the self- sacrifice and the noble contributions of our patriots such as, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Gokhale, Lala Lajpat Rai, Tilak, Sardar Patel, Bhagat Singh, Rani of Jhansi, etc. Apart from this, the nation also pays homage to thousands of ordinary men and women who took part in the freedom

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