In India Independence Day is celebrated on August 15 annually to pay tribute to the leaders who fought for India's freedom in the past. This year India will celebrate its 74th Independence Day.
India faced centuries of foreign rule. All efforts were made to destroy our nation, our culture, our traditions, but they underestimated our self-belief and determination. We lived through it all and emerged victorious in the end.
Those who were busy finding new places to put their flags, who wanted to expand their empire underestimated us. The world saw two world wars and so many nations faced immense destruction, but we rose through it all. Our freedom struggle was seen by the world.
The Independence Day of India is celebrated religiously throughout the country every year. On this day people in India pay respect to leaders who fought for India's freedom in the past. The day is marked throughout India with flag-raising ceremonies, drills, and the singing of the Indian national anthem Jana Gana Mana.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister of India unfurls India's flag and holds a speech at the Red Fort in Old Dehli. In the speech, the Prime Minister highlights the past year's achievements, raises important issues, and calls for further development. He even pays tribute to the leaders of the Indian independence movement.
Flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programs are held in the state capitals often involving many schools and organizations. However, this year due to ongoing pandemic the celebration will be different.