Man always wants to live in freedom. So did the Indians want fifty years ago? The Britishers ruled India for
more than two centuries.
According to the history of India, the English merchants came to India for business purpose and gradually consolidated
their power as the ruler of India. However, India became independent on 15th August in the year 1947.
All the Indians were eagerly waiting for this auspicious day. To mark this occasion of getting independence we have been
celebrating 15th August every year as the Independence Day. We feel glorious on this day. We remember the national
heroes who have made great efforts to bring this glory to India.As it is a national day, it is celebrated in the capital of our country with great joy. The Prime Minister of our Country hoists
the National Flag on the historic Red Fort and speaks to the nation through a glorious speech. He salutes the National
Flag. The National Anthem is sung.
This day is also observed in statecapitals and district head quarters, in schools and colleges. New development
programmes for the upliftment of the country and the countrymen are declared. Besides the Flag hoisting and singing
National Anthem, cleaning streets, distributing food and medicine to the poor, building houses for them are also done
Participants go round the villagesshouting slogans and singing "Ram Dhoon". In schools and colleges, different
competitions are held and prizes are also awarded to the winners.
It is a matter of regret that we have forgotten the spirit of this glorious day. We observe this day superficially. We forget the
importance of this day soon after the evening. We attach too much importance to our individual freedom rather than to the
national independence. We want to grow without thinking at all about the growth of the country. We must vow to safeguard
the independence of our country.
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