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"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…India discovers
herself again."      
                                                                                                 - Jawaharlal
 (on Indian Independence Day, 1947)
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 a birth of a new nation and a new beginning.  It was
on the eve of 15th of August, 1947 that India tricolor flag was unfurled by Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first
Prime Minister of India, on the ramparts the Red Fort of Delhi.
The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the world's biggest democracy as a national holiday. Schools and people
hoist the national flag through out the country and put them up on the rooftops and the buildings. People only go to offices to
attend the flag hoisting ceremony. 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 future plans for the progress of the country. Recently,
kite-flying has become a tradition on this day and people can be seen flying numerous kites of all colors, sizes and shapes
symbolizing the freedom.
August 15th, 2013
India Independence Day
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