India was officially declared independent on 15 August 1947, making this India’s 73rd Independence Day.
Independence Day is one of the most significant days in the Indian history that remarks the bravery of our freedom fighters.with buildings illuminated by the tricolor, people pay homage to our leaders and great fighters who fought and gave up their lives for India’s freedom “Our Freedom”.
India celebrates its Independence Day with infinite zeal and passion. People throughout the nation come out on streets, to take part in the celebrations, forgetting their demographic differences of caste,religion or culture.
people love to carry their national flag with pride on this day and sing national anthem or any other patriotic song.so now in 2019,India is in its 73rd year of independence.
Did you know?
Five Interesting facts about India Independence Day
1.The Indian nation flag is based on the swaraj flag, a flag of the Indian National Congress.It was designed by Pingali Venkayya, a freedom fighter and an agriculturist from machilipatnam.
2.At the time of Independence, India had no official National Anthem While Jana Gana Mana was written in 1911, it was officially adopted as the Indian national anthem on 24 January 1950.
3.Mahatma Gandhi, was not part of the Independence day celebrations. He was fasting at the time as part of a protest against Hindu-Muslim riots that were taking place in Bengal.
4.India gets its name from the River Indus which was the home of the Indus Valley Civilization, and is considered to be one of the first civilizations. On the other hand our country’s name in Sanskrit is Bharatiya Ganarjya.
5.Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy and the first Governor General of India, chose 15 August as Indian Independence Day as it also commemorated the second anniversary of japan’s surrender to the Allied Forces.