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India’s Independence Day: Reflecting on Progress and Unity


The theme for Independence Day 2023 is “Nation First, Always First”. All the programmes and events on this day will be based on this theme.

India marks its 77th Independence Day on August 15 this year. As the country celebrates 76 years of freedom, we must know its history, the struggle behind gaining our Independence, the freedom fighters who fought for us, and more. The day is celebrated with pomp across the nation as people organise events, decorate their homes in the Tricolour, read speeches and poems about freedom fighters, hoist the national flag, and more. The Indian national flag, or Tricolour, also holds a lot of significance as it is the symbol of our national pride. The Tricolour represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of India.

The South Asian nation of 1.4 billion people – home to around 25 per cent of the world’s population – won independence from the British colonisers on August 15, 1947, after almost two centuries.

Celebrations will include parades, poetry recitals and ceremonies to hoist the Tricolour, the Indian national flag.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also deliver a speech from the ramparts of the centuries-old Mughal-era Red Fort in the capital Delhi.


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