Independence Day is the anniversary of a nation’s assumption of an independent state. Many countries honor their respective independence days as a national holiday. In our country, India, we got independence on August 15th 1947. On this day our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, unfurled the National Flag at the Red Fort for the first time and since then we celebrate our independence day on 15th August every year that came to us after a great struggle. It is a public holiday. Our freedom fighters fought very hard and the life that we are enjoying is the fruit of the struggle of our leaders. They sacrificed their lives so that we could be free. If they had not sacrificed their lives, we could not have gained our Independence.
The special celebration of the Independence Day takes place in capital, Delhi where prime minister hoists the national flag at the Red fort. The prime minister also pays his tributes to the leaders of the struggle for freedom. A salute of 31 guns is fired. The military band plays the National Anthem. The Prime Minister greets the ambassadors and and dignitaries and delivers a speech. After the Prime Minister’s speech the function comes to an end with the recital of Jana Gana Mana. Many cultural programs also organized in schools, colleges and offices to celebrate this special occasion. People also fly kites in the evening and enjoy their freedom.
The Independence Day reminds us of those patriots who fought and suffered to win freedom for us. On this day we take a pledge to defend our freedom with all our might. As a citizen of free India we have to do well for our country. I am very thankful to all freedom fighters who sacrifice their lives for our freedom. I am very proud to be an Indian.