Independence Day in India is noteworthy because it serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by numerous freedom fighters in order to achieve independence from British rule. It is a national holiday that is traditionally celebrated across the country with the hoisting of the tricolour, parades, and cultural events. On August 15, 1947, India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. It is a tradition that the current Prime Minister has continued, followed by a speech to the nation.
I would like to begin by conveying greetings on this special occasion of Independence Day. This is a day to remember our great freedom fighters… Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, Happy 75th Independence Day to all of you and to all those who love India, love democracy all over the world.
– Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Celebrating the 75th Independence Day of the Republic of India. Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
- The song ‘Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata,’ composed in 1911 by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, was renamed ‘Jana Gana Mana,’ and adopted as the national anthem by India’s Constituent Assembly on January 24, 1950.
- In 1921, freedom fighter Pingali Venkayya designed the first variant of India’s current national flag. The current flag, with saffron, white, and green colours and the Ashok Chakra in the center, was officially adopted on July 22, 1947, and hoisted on August 15, 1947.
Media source: The Embassy of India, Moscow, represents the Republic of India in the Russian Federation.