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Essay on Independence Day 1

Man always wants to live in freedom. So did the Indians want fifty years ago. The Britishers ruled India for more than two centuries. According to the history of India, the English merchants came to India for business purpose and gradually consolidated their power as the ruler of India. However, India became independent on 15th August in the year 1947. All the Indians were eagerly waiting for this auspicious day. To mark this occasion of getting independence we have been celebrating 15th August every year as the Independence Day. We feel glorious on this day. We remember the national heroes who have made great efforts to bring this glory to India. As it is a national day, it is celebrated in the capital of our country with great joy. The Prime Minister of our Country hoists the National Flag on the historic Red Fort and speaks to the nation through a glorious speech. He salutes the National Flag. The National Anthem is sung. This day is also observed in state-capitals and district head quarters, in schools and colleges. New development programmes for the upliftment of the country and the countrymen

are declared. Besides the Flag hoisting and singing National Anthem, cleaning streets, distributing food and medicine to the poor, building houses for them are also done Participants go round the villages-shouting slogans and singing "Ram Dhoon". In schools and colleges, different competitions are held and prizes are also awarded to the winners. It is a matter of regret that we have forgotten the spirit of this glorious day. We observe this day superficially. We forget the importance of this day soon after the evening. We attach too much importance to our individual freedom rather than to the national independence. We want to grow without thinking at all about the growth of the country. We must vow to safeguard the independence of our country.

Essay on Independence Day 2 "Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again."

- Jawaharlal Nehru (Speech on Indian Independence Day, 1947) On 15 August 1947, India attained freedom from the British Rule. Every year, August 15 is celebrated as the Independence Day in India. This national festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country. The Independence Day of any country is a moment of pride and glory. On this special occasion, rich tributes are paid to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives and fought to free their motherland from the clutches of the oppressors - British who ruled the country. The British, had initially come for trade but gradually took over the total administration of the country. At the strike of midnight of the August 15, 1947, India shook off the shackles of British Rule and became free. It was a night of celebration all over the country. Commemorating the day India attained freedom (15th August); Independence Day is celebrated with flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programmes all over the country. The main program is held at the Red Fort where the Prime Minster unfurls the National Flag and it is saluted by Guns. 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. Delhis skyline gets dotted with thousands of kites taking to the sky this day. Similar programmes are held at all the State capitals also. The preparations begin a month in advance. Roads are decorated with flags and buntings. Buildings of national importance are illuminated.

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