New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Independence day is one of those days when patriotism is in the air. The occasion is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiam across the country. People hoist the tricolour flag, sing the national anthem, fly kites and participate in cultural events.

It also reminds us the sacrifice paid by our freedom fighters at attain freedom from the British.

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,” said the first Prime Minister of Independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the night of August 15, 1947.

History of Independence day:

Former viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten had given the had given the mandate to transfer the power to the free Indian government by June 1948 but the date was then advanced to August 15, 1947.

Thus the the Indian Independence Bill was introduced in the British Parliament on July 4, 1947 and it was passed within a fortnight.

It provided for the end of the British rule in India, on August 15, 1947, and the establishment of the Dominions of India and Pakistan, which were allowed to secede from the British Commonwealth.

Significance of Independence day:

Independence Day of India is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiam across the country. The celebrations begin with the President’s address to the nation which is followed by prime minister’s speech from Red fort in Delhi. Then the PM hoists the national flag.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma