Independence! The word really sounds good to one’s ears. But its true meaning is only known to them who strived for it. British Rulers ruled India for a long time. The sacrifices made by Indian nation are not concealed from anyone. After all their sacrifices, freedom movements and freedom fights, Indian nation achieved their goal and got freedom from British Rulers. British Rulers decided to leave India on 15th August 1947. Since then, all Indians celebrate this day as an Independence Day every year on 15th August. No doubt, that every person is emotionally attached with his dear motherland therefore the enthusiasm and patriotism raises to whole new level on this auspicious day.
Independence Day of any country is a day of smugness and splendor. On this special event, homage is paid to all those freedom fighters and martyrs who forgone their lives to get freedom for their nation. And they succeeded in their mission to rescue their country from invader British Rulers. They actually came for the purpose of trading but later on they invaded India. But all the struggles of Indian nation got their reward in form of an independent country on 15th August 1947.
This day is celebrated with the passion of patriotism and great enthusiasm. Tributes are paid to the great leaders of freedom movements. All the governmental and private buildings are decorated with lights and tricolor flutters and flags. The tricolor (saffron, white and green) is a symbol of different nations living in India. Like saffron signifies Hindus, white is a symbol of other minorities and green represents Muslims. People decorate their houses with tricolor flutters and different colorful lights. Different kind of ceremonies and competitions are conducted on this day. Special transmissions and telefilms are broadcasted on television to refresh the freedom movements made by our great leaders to make the young generation love and respect their country. There is public holiday and all major governmental offices and business houses remain close on this special day. People celebrate this day with their friends and family members with great enthusiasm. Young generation seems really excited on arrival of this day every year and they also celebrate this day with same patriotism. The President of India delivers “Address to the Nation” in the evening of 15th August. Whereas Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag on Red Fort of Delhi and makes a speech for the whole nation.
This flag hoisting ceremony has been carried since 1947 when the Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru hoisted the flag on the same Red Fort of Delhi on 15th August and then addressed the nation. Since then this ceremony is held to memorize that precious moment. Different cultural programs and festivals are also conducted in many schools and other institutions to celebrate this day. Some people prefer to stay at home and watch different national programs while others prefer to go for outing and attend different ceremonies and sing patriotic songs and national anthem to add more bliss in this cheerful event.