Debate on Indian Independence 15 August

Topics: Indian independence movement, India, Jawaharlal Nehru Pages: 2 (292 words) Published: August 6, 2012
India gained independence after nearly 200 years of British rule on 15 August 1947 and Indian tricolor flag was unfurled by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on the ramparts the Red Fort of Delhi. This was preceded by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's famous speech titled Tryst with destiny: ….“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. 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, when an age ends and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again." | | |  | |[pic] | | | |  | | | |Indians celebrate on August 15 to commemorate its independence and its birth as a sovereign nation; day of a new | |beginning of world's biggest democracy. The day is a national holiday in India and is celebrated all over the | |country, every nuke and corner, is through Flag hoisting, distribution of sweets in schools, flying kites, singing | |patriotic songs, entertainment and cultural programs, march past, speech, etc. The main celebration takes place in | |New Delhi, where the Prime Minister hoists the National Flag at the Red Fort and delivers speech, highlighting the |...
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