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Independence Day 2016 - August 15 (Monday)

15th August, 1947, the day is etched in the minds and hearts of all Indians. India gained freedom after years of struggle against the British Rule. Independence Day of any country is a moment of pride and glory. On this special occasion, rich tributes are paid to the freedom fighters like Gandhi, Nehru, Tilak, Bhagat Singh, Sarojini Naidu amongst others, who fought selflessly for the freedom of our country, sacrificed their lives to free their motherland from the clutches of the oppressors - British who ruled India.
PM Narendra Modi's address to the Nation LIVE from Red Fort on 15 August 2016


On the eve of 15th August, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru addressed the constituent assembly at the Parliament, delivering his famed, eloquent speech, Tryst with Destiny announcing India’s freedom at midnight. This announcement brought about a rise in spirits all over the country, for India was finally realizing a dream to be a free nation, free from oppression and domination under the British rule. It was a historic day as India finally shook off the shackles of British Rule and became free. It was a night of celebration all over the country.

However, sometimes to gain something you may have to lose something integral. Due to the growing disparities between the Hindu and Muslim communities, the demand for a new nation for Muslims grew louder. Punjab and Sindh were divided in the north-west region of India to form a new nation. Pakistan was formed on the 14th of August, and celebrates Independence Day on that day.
Independence Day 2016
Every year, on this day, Indians pay homage and remember these great people with a sense of pride. There are functions and activities organized in schools, colleges and government organization to remember the day that we became a free nation. There is an official ceremony held at the Red Fort in the National Capital. The Prime Minister of India hoists the Tricolor at the Red Fort to commemorate Independence Day and to honor our freedom fighters. The Prime Minister's speech at the Red Fort in Delhi is a major highlight. Patriotic presentations by school children add colors to the celebrations.

Delhi’s skyline gets dotted with thousands of kites taking to the sky on this day. Similar programs are held at all the State capitals also. The preparations for this major event begin a month in advance. Roads are decorated with flags and buntings. Buildings of national importance are illuminated and all in all it’s a happy and a joyful day.
'At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps,
India will awake to life and freedom' - Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
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Be very much proud to be an Indian Comment  #205
by john john Tharakan on Aug 16, 2015 2:33 AM IST Report Abuse
Hey "Mera Bharat Mahan" I am very proud to say that I am an INDIAN. Fortunately I was served in INDIAN ARMY for 17 years proud of service in Army Ordnance Corps. Dear brothers and sisters wishing you a very happy 69th Independence day.BHARAT MATHA KE JAI, BHARAT MATHA KI JAI, BHARAT MATHA KI JAI. JAI HIND... Yugandhar BVB, Army (Retd) Comment  #204
by yugandhar BVB on Aug 14, 2015 4:59 AM IST Report Abuse
advance Happy Independence Day Comment  #203
by samar ranjan behera on Aug 14, 2015 3:33 AM IST Report Abuse
BHARAT MATA KI JAI? HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY. All should provide for this day. BY AKASH Comment  #202
by Akash tiwary on Aug 11, 2015 7:07 AM IST Report Abuse
15 august 1947 in indian happy to wrold salam karta hu ki jinone des ko aajadi dilae kas ham bhi des ke liye kuch kar seke bhart mata ki jay , jay hind , Comment  #201
by gamlesh vishwakarma on Aug 6, 2015 10:01 PM IST Report Abuse
Bharat Mata ki Jai! Happy Independence Day 2015.... a very proud day for all Indians. Jai Hind! Comment  #200
by Ashish on Aug 1, 2015 6:23 AM IST Report Abuse
dear all happy independence day Comment  #199
by md samirul islam on Aug 15, 2014 4:12 AM IST Report Abuse
Aao desh ka samman kare shahido ki shahadat yaad kare ek baar fir se rashtra ki kamaan.. Hum Hindustani apne haath dhare.. Aao.. Swantantra diwas kaa maan kare Comment  #198
by krishna on Aug 14, 2014 6:16 PM IST Report Abuse
Dear ALL, Happy Independence Day Comment  #197
by S Prabhu on Aug 14, 2014 1:52 PM IST Report Abuse
Ham Saab Bhartiya Hain. All should be proud for this Day.Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous INDEPENDENCE DAY. Comment  #196
by Ravindra Thakur on Aug 14, 2014 1:13 PM IST Report Abuse
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