Independence Day Celebrations:
India remained under British rule for centuries. A national movement for freedom continued for a long. India got independence on August 15, 1947. The fifteenth of August is thus a red-letter day in the history of India.
It is celebrated in every village, town and city of India. It is also celebrated in our embassies in foreign countries. It has special importance for New Delhi, the capital of India. It is celebrated in front of the Red Fort. The Prime Minister of India unfurls the national flag and takes a salute. He delivers a speech emphasizing the importance of the national unity and integrity of India. He reminds the people of the great sacrifices made by the Indian leaders to achieve freedom. He cautions the people against the evil designs of the imperialist countries. He pleads that hard-won freedom must be protected at all costs. He appeals to the people to remain united and work for the betterment of the poor.
Every State Capital also celebrates this occasion. The Governor or some other State dignitary unfurls the National Flag. Every town and city do the same thing. People are reminded of the great Indians who sacrificed their lives at the altar of freedom. There is great enthusiasm in the people.
Independence Day is also celebrated every year in our school. The Principal of our school hoists the National Flag. A few teachers also deliver speeches. A drama is also staged. After the function, a light refreshment is given to us.
Celebration of Independence Day reminds us of the noble souls who staked their lives for us. We feel we also have some responsibility to the nation.