Sunday, August 15, 2010
Independence Day of India
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Speech on Indian Independence Day, 1947)
On 15 August 1947, India attained freedom from the British Rule. Every year, August 15 is celebrated as the Independence Day in India. This national festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country.
The Independence Day of any country is a moment of pride and glory. On this special occasion, rich tributes are paid to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives and fought to free their motherland from the clutches of the oppressors - British who ruled the country.
The preparations begin a month in advance. Roads are decorated with flags and buntings. Buildings of national importance are illuminated.