5 interesting facts you need to know about I-Day celebration


5 Facts | Aug 15, 2019:

This year as we celebrate the nation, its sovereignty, the tricolour, and its leaders, marks the special occasion of 73rd Independence day celebrated throughout the Indian states and Union Territories.

Here are the facts you need to know about Independence day:

#1. Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15 August, commemorating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the day when the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly.

#2. Each year we celebrate Independence Day as a tribute to the spirit of the leaders of the Indian independence movement. The Indian national anthem, "Jana Gana Mana", is sung.

#3. Independence Day hold special significance for the citizens of India. It was an outcome of persistent struggle by the masses of India under the guidance of their political leadership and revolutionary freedom fighters. 

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#4. On 15 August 1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each subsequent Independence Day, the incumbent Prime Minister customarily raises the flag and gives an address to the nation

#5. On this special occasion schools, colleges and different organisations host flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. The Tri- Colour of the Indian Flag in all shapes  and sizes displayed proudly in the streets.