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INDEPENDENCE DAY 



 Independence Day Information
EnglishIndependence Day
Hindiस्वतंत्रता दिवस
Observed by India
TypeNational
SignificanceIndependence Day of India
CelebrationsFlag hoisting, parade and kite flying
Date15-Aug
FrequencyAnnual
First Observed Year1947
Type of holidayPublic holiday, National day

Independence Day History and Significance


  Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi’s protege, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, leader of the Muslim League, would also play prominent roles in opposing British rule.The British responded by arresting all the leaders of the movement and over 60,000 other protestors. 

 Day Celebrations across India


 Twenty-one gun shots are fired in honour of the solemn occasion.  In February 1974, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.  
Multiple festivities take place in different parts of the nation.
Academic institutions including schools and colleges, host a special ceremony for enlightening the students about the historical significance of this day. Children fly tri-coloured kites for celebrating this occasion.
   
“While the world was disintegrating into fascism, violence and war in the 20th century, Gandhi taught the virtues of truth, nonviolence and peace,” wrote Tharoor in Time magazine.  
  
SHAYARI FOR NATION
The country needs new officers of independence
There is a need for freedom lovers like Bhagat-Azad,
India again needs patriotic Parvans .. !!

CELEBRATION AT RED FORT 


 The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will unfurl the National Flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort, tomorrow to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day.  
On arrival at Lahori Gate of Red Fort, the Prime Minister will be received by the Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre and Defence Secretary Shri Sanjay Mitra.
  General Asit Mistry to the Prime Minister.  Thereafter, Shri Narendra Modi will inspect the Guard of Honour.
 This year, the Navy being the Coordinating Service, the Guard of Honour will be commanded by Commander PR Jagan Mohan of the Indian Navy. The Army Contingent in the Prime Minister’s Guard will be commanded by Major Suraj Pal, the Navy contingent by Lt Cdr MYV Tejas, while Sqn Ldr Praveen Narayan will lead the Air Force contingent and the Delhi Police contingent by ACP Shri Jagdev Singh Yadav.
The Army contingent for the Prime Minister's Guard is drawn from the elite Fifth Battalion of the First Gorkha Rifles.  It was re-raised on January 01, 1965 at Solan (Himachal Pradesh) by Lt Col Govind Sharma and served in erstwhile NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh) in its first assignment.
The battalion proved its mettle during ‘Operation Cactus Lily’ in East Pakistan in 1971 when led by its dynamic Commanding Officer Lt Colonel C Venugopal, the unit carried out five consecutive attacks on Santoshpur, Uthali, Darsana, Kushtia and Hardinge Bridge. During the campaign the unit was awarded with three Mahavir Chakras and two Vir Chakras. The unit was honoured with the Battle Honour DARSANA and the Theatre Honour EAST PAKISTAN for its outstanding performance.
The battalion also participated in ‘Operation Pawan’ in Sri Lanka in 1989 where it was awarded with two Vir Chakras and six Sena Medals for the gallant actions of its soldiers.
The battalion, during its deployment in ‘Operation Rakshak’ in Panzgam, Jammu & Kashmir from 1997-1999 neutralized 36 hardcore terrorists and recovered huge caches of arms and ammunitions. The unit was awarded the Chief of Army Staff Unit Citation.
The battalion also had a prestigious opportunity to serve in United Nation Mission in Sudan. During its tenure in Sudan from March 2008 to May 2009, the unit participated in numerous humanitarian missions and was awarded with Force Commander's Unit Citation for its exemplary performance. During ‘Operation Rhino’ in Assam, the battalion neutralized 15 hardcore militants and recovered large quantities of arms & ammunitions. The unit was awarded with the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (Eastern Command) Unit Citation for its exemplary performance.
The unit also represented Indian Army at the prestigious Army Cambrian Patrol Championship held in United Kingdom in 2007 and won Gold Medal.
The battalion is presently performing the honourable duty of Ceremonial Army Guard to the President of India.
After inspecting the Guard of Honour, the Prime Minister will proceed to the ramparts of the Red Fort where he will be greeted by the Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre, the Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and the Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa. The unfurling of the tri-colour will synchronize with the 21 Gun Salute fired by the valiant gunners of the elite 2281 Field Battery (Ceremonial). The ceremonial battery will be commanded by Lt.  
 of the National Flag by the Prime Minister. Commander Vaibhav N Janbandhu from the Indian Navy will be in command of this Inter-Services Guard and Police Guard. The Naval Contingent for the National Flag Guard will be commanded by Lt Cdr Prashant Parbakr, the Army contingent by Major Ashwin Shah, the Air Force contingent by Sqn Ldr Vivek Mohan and the Delhi Police contingent by Addl DCP Shri Rajendra Prasad Meena.
  The Band will be commanded by Chief Petty Officer Musician, VP Singh”.
Two Naval Officers, Lt GA Reddy and Lt AG Nikhil will be positioned on either side of the saluting dais for the Prime Minister for ADC duties. Lt Sarthak Nischal will assist the Prime Minister in unfurling the National Flag.
The Army Contingent for the National Flag Guard is drawn from the 11th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles.