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India Independence Day 2019

This year India will celebrate its 73rd Independence Day on 15th August. Independence Day is an annual observance day which is celebrated on every 15th August.   India celebrates Independence Day and remembers the sacrifices that our freedom fighter made during the struggle against the British Empire. 15th August is declared as National and Gazetted Holiday to commemorate the Independence of our country from the British Empire.

After the separation of India into two Nations, India got its Independence. India celebrates 15th August as the day of its sovereignty from the Britishers but now that was the past and becomes the history and now what remains is the glory of India’s struggle.

Why this particular date 15th August is chosen for India’s Independence

Well here are some events which give relevance to this day. On 5th July 1947, the British Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act provided for two dominions states i.e India and Pakistan. Britain king continued as the head of the state until it becomes a Republic State.

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In 1929, Jawaharlal Nehru Ji demanded: “Poorna Swaraj” that is Complete Independence from colonial rule. 26th January was chosen for the Independence Day and even celebrated it from 1930 until India’s got their full Independence.

Britishers declared the end of the British rule on 15th August 1947. The British Parliament passed an Indian Independence Act which was based on the Mountbatten plan which clearly mentioned that the date of Independence will 15th August 1947.

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Independence Day is celebrated in the capital of India Delhi at Red Fort with full of enthusiasm by Hosting Flag which is done by the Prime Minister of India. Independence Day is also celebrated by students and teachers in schools, colleges, and other educational institutions to pay tribute to our country.

Every year on Independence Day Prime Minister of India address our nation and make some major announcements which will get to know on 15th August 2019.

Swikriti Dandotia

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