Independence Day

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.  A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utteranceā€¦. We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.
August 15th, 1947 is a birthday of a new nation.  After more than two hundred years of British rule, India finally won backs its freedom on 15th, August 1947.  All the patriotic hearts rejoiced at seeing India becoming a sovereign nation and the triumph of hundreds and thousands of martyred souls.
It was on the eve of 15th of August 1947 Jawahar Lal Nehr, the first Prime Minister of India, unfurled tricolour flag on the rampart the Red Fort of Delhi.
August 15, commemorates the day in 1947, India’s biggest secular celebration, on the anniversary of her Independence from British in 1947.
It is celebrated all over the country with meetings & flag-hosting ceremonies.  The Prime Minister addresses the Nation after the flag has been unfurled recounting the country’s achievements of the year, discussing current major issues and plans for the progress of the country.
In almost all the schools and colleges around the country, no academic work in done on this day, but all the students and staff members are present on this day and there is a sort of gathering of the entire school college within their respective premises and the flag hoisting ceremony takes place and singing of the National Anthem.  After this, there are various cultural activities held in the school college and the celebration continues until late evening.