Friday, August 12, 2016 | 8:22:00 AM
Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day is considered as a national holiday in India which is celebrated with utmost joy and happiness all around in India on which the roads are embellished with ribbons and Indian flags. It is a day to pay a mark of respect to our freedom fighters because of whom we are breathing an air of freedom.
Everywhere we see a flag hoisting ceremony across India on the day of Independence. We can see in every house, clubs, private and government organizations in cities and Villages that people hoist the flag representing the citizen of free India with more enthusiasm and joy. Schools and Colleges also celebrate the independence day by first hoisting the flag within their premises. Indians whether residing in India or abroad celebrate the day in the same way being proud to be an Indian by hoisting the Indian flag with utmost happiness.
Red Fort Ceremony:
Indian Flag at Red FortOn the eve of the Independence Day, the President of India delivers the "Address to the Nation", this is televised nationally. On 15 August, the Prime Minister of India hoists the Indian flag on the ramparts of the historical site Red Fort in Delhi. Twenty-one gun shots are fired in honor of the solemn occasion. During the speech, the prime minister highlights the achievements of his government during the past year, raises important issues and gives a call for further development. He pays tribute to the leaders of the freedom struggle. At last, The Indian national anthem, 'Jana Gana Mana' is sung. Similar events take place in state capitals where the Chief Ministers of individual states unfurl the national flag followed by parades and pageants follow.
A Vibrant Parade:
A vibrant parade on Indian Indian Independence DayThe speech given by the Prime Minister is followed by March past by divisions of the Indian Army and paramilitary forces. Special parades and pageants showcasing events from the struggle for independence as well as cultural traditions of the country. A collaborative Parade of India's armed competencies by the three forces and patriotic skits and also dramas by school children are an integral part of the Independence Day Celebration.
On this Day, People indulge in kite flying competitions and children cheer aloud elevating the spirit of the day.
The aim of Independence Day should not only be to celebrate the day as a holiday. There should be serious efforts in educating the present and future generations about the freedom struggles which the Saviors underwent to give us the freedom that we enjoy today. We should always remember that the freedom we earned was not easy and was through a lot of sacrifices and bloodbath, and that we should always respect our freedom, instead of taking it for granted.