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INDEPENDENCE DAY

Independence Day in India is celebrated as national holiday every year on


15th of August when people remember the long event of independence of
our Nation from the British rule. India got independence on August 15 th in
1947 after lots of movement of Independence during which many freedom
fighters sacrificed their lives. After independence, Jawaharlal Nehru
became first Indian Prime Minister on 17th of August in 1947 who raised
the National Flag at Red Fort near Lahore Gate in Delhi.

Students, teachers, parents and other people come together to celebrate


the Independence Day by unfurling the National Flag and singing
National Anthem. Out tricolour National Flag is also hosted by the Indian
prime minster in the National capital, New Delhi at Red Fort. After that
the salute is given by firing 21 guns and tricolour flower showering is held
on the flag with helicopter. The tricolour of our Flag represents saffron
for courage and sacrifice, white for peace and truth and green for faith and
chivalry.

There is an Ashok chakra in the centre of our Flag which contains 24


spikes distributed evenly. At this special day we remember the great
sacrifices of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Raj Guru, Gandhiji and other dared
freedom fighters for their unforgettable contribution in the independence
of India. Students give speech on the subjects of freedom fighters on the
Independence day celebration in schools. They also involve in parade,
march past, singing patriotic songs, etc. Other people celebrate this day
according to their own way such as watching patriotic movies, going
outside to home with family, meet with friends or participate in the events
organized in public places.
THE HINDU CULTURE
The Hindu culture is a very complex culture: which combines rich ethnical
and normal beliefs. The view of Hindu culture from the outside as a group or
as a society is very much dependable upon our own beliefs and good deeds
you do in your life but some say it's too mythical and old to belief. We will
take a close look and try to understand the Hindu culture.

The Hindu religion is the oldest religion of the five major religions, which are
Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism. It began to develop about 4.000
years ago in India, but it has no single forwarder or system of belief. It has
many diverse and different Gods. One important belief is the theory of karma,
which holds that all beings, human or animal that karma determines which
soul is for which body and the birth attribute of each soul. The ideal of the
religion is for the soul to move upward to the most sacred level through the
reincarnation. In other words if a person leads a good life, done good deeds,
and had good faith -he/she will achieve a good karma (score)- his or her soul
will move up ward maybe to king or a scholar personality, meaning his or her
soul will have a much better position in the coming life. And if he or she did
bad things in their lives his/her soul will move down wards to worse position
in life maybe a filthy animal or instinct. Hinduism is primarily found in India
where almost 85% of the Indian population is Hindu.

Supporters of Hinduism (apart from the Hindus themselves) say that the
Hindus are very peaceful. It is also part of their religion to become in higher
karma you need to forgive and forget and avoid fight and violence because
it is considered an act of evil. They also have to be patient in the religion in
their religion and this is also one of the reasons for their peacefulness.

A Visit to an Exhibition
Recently, an exhibition ‘Building A New India’ was held in the
capital. It was organized by the Ministry of Information and
Broadcasting, Government of India. The exhibition was set up in
the Triveni Kala Sangam. The chief exhibits were photographs,
novels, some sculptures by Indian modern artists presenting Indian
cultural inheritance. First of all, I visited the general section of the
exhibition where different charts and photographs depicting India’s
development in various fields were set. Most impressive
photographs among these were those showing India’s nuclear
development. The second section dealt with India’s magnificent
historical background. I was fascinated by the pictures of
Mohanjodaro excavation. Then I saw the most beautiful and
colorful section of the exhibition i.e. the cultural section. It consisted
of paintings, sculptures, photographs etc. The Rajasthani and
Gujarati paintings were very colourful and attractive. This
exhibition, inaugurated by the Prime Minister, lasted for a week. It
proved to be of great educational value. It brushed up my
knowledge about India as my motherland. It enhanced my respect
for my great country, India. I would very much appreciate if the
Indian government organized some more such exhibitions.