No matter how much we blame our country for corruption, illiteracy or poverty, 15th August is one such day you can’t resist pride for our nation. The sheer efforts and sacrifice that went in to gain independence must make every Indian feel proud about this day. We are fortunate enough to be born in a post-independence era and each year passing by is only teaching us to how be better. As we step into the 69th year of Independence it becomes our duty to pay homage to our great leaders/freedom fighters who fought hard to achieve this day.

There are different ways people celebrate Indian freedom day, children may dress up like their favorite freedom fighters, students may paint their face with colors of our national flag and some may just sit back feeling good about 15th August. This day keep the spirit of nationalism alive in me and strengthens the hope of seeing a “Super-Power India” beyond social, economic, religious and political barriers. Well, there are various ceremonies happening around the country as a part of celebrating Independence Day, here is top 5 of them!

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Red Fort Ceremony Red Fort is a monumental place associated with freedom struggle and is the most powerful symbol for India. On 69th Independence Day event held at Red Fort is top on list, when our beloved Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi will hoists the National Flag on ramparts and share past year’s achievements, issues and calls for development in form of speech followed by our National Anthem. It is further impressive to see 21 Gunshot fired to pay tribute to leaders involved in freedom struggle. The ceremony starts at 7.00 Am and will be telecasted nationwide. This ceremony is spectacular when the strength of army, navy and air forces unite together passes are available on the official site. – http://independenceday.nic.in

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Parades and Pageants – 15th August Parade is the most awaited event nationwide, which starts after the speech of Prime Minister. You will only feel proud seeing Indian Army and paramilitary forces performing a flawless march-past parade for nation. People then indulge in kite flying completion to keep the spirit of independence alive in younger generation. It takes great effort and time to make the parade of 15th August beautiful and illuminated, which is not something you can afford to miss.

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Flag Hoisting State wiseChief Minister of each state will perform flag hoisting to start the ceremony followed speech, national anthem and 21 gunshots as a tribute. Flag hoisting ceremonies are conducted in almost all schools, colleges and societies and people take part with great enthusiasm. Sarojini Naidu once said, “Under this flag, there is no difference between a prince and a peasant, between the rich and the poor, between man and women.” So true is that!

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Cultural Programs Nationwide – every citizen enjoys cultural programs on this day when we see various performances by participants. Fancy dress competitions on freedom fighter theme are most common do students enact school along with various skits and dramas. Patriotic songs are sung for great hero’s and march-past organized all display a sense of patriotism. All age people love to wear and wave our tri color flag throughout the day to feel independence truly.

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Address to Nation by President – On 15th August, our president Mr. Pranab Mukherjee will deliver a speech on the eve known as “Address to Nation”. He will share his gratitude to citizen of India and start with paying tribute to great freedom fighters. The address will be broadcast from 1900 hrs. On the national network of All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in English followed by Hindi versions – http://presidentofindia.nic.in/

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Independence Day in India is joyful in nature that somehow manages to unities all and teaches true meaning of freedom. Just sharing this makes me so proud that I belong to the country of braves and in fact the only country that won freedom via non-violence predominantly. Vande Martarm – Jai Hind!

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8 comments

  • A Prathaap September 6, 2015 on 6:53 PM Reply

    Good info.

  • oystergroup September 24, 2015 on 5:37 PM Reply

    I love my India

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  • Jeannie May 11, 2016 on 11:29 PM Reply

    What wonderful photos! And those crisps look so good. I think I’ve seen them in the store before and will bring some home with me next time I go. To eat, of course, but also to use in photos. They look so inirtesetng!

  • Shirley May 11, 2016 on 11:46 PM Reply

    Your story was really inmoifatrve, thanks!

  • kalpana June 29, 2016 on 3:57 PM Reply

    very nice article thanks for share

  • Shreya August 3, 2016 on 11:53 AM Reply

    Wow You Have Done This Very Beautifully Thanks For Sharing This Ceremonies on independence day
    Happy Independence Day to all of my Indian Friends
    Mera Bharat Mahan @!

  • Hemmant August 3, 2016 on 12:00 PM Reply

    OH Mr. Pranab Mukherjee Such a great President of india but mr. narendra modi also good
    he such a hero of our country India thanks for this info. hai hind jai bharat @!