73rd Independence Day: Why and How India celebrates its freedom

1 year ago

Thousands laid down their lives so that our country breath this day. Never forget this day.

India who is going to celebrate its 73rd Independence Day on 15th August, 2019 got freedom from Britishers on 15th August 1947. The nation is able to celebrate the day just because of the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and soldiers who gave their life up for the freedom of the motherland.

On Independence Day, the honorable Prime Minister Narender Modi will hoist tricolor at the Red Fort and deliver a speech to the nation. The tricolor flag also known as Tiranga’ was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on 22 July 1947 – 24 days prior to the formal declaration of Independence. It continues to be reminiscent of our freedom struggle and our efforts to build a country on our own philosophy. Independence Day is a gazetted holiday means national, state and local government offices remain closed.

For Indian citizens, this year Independence Day celebration gets double as Article 370 has been removed from Jammu & Kashmir and now Jammu & Kashmir and Leh has become a Union territory. On this day, different kind patriotic programs held at every nook and corner of the nation.

Seema Jain

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