How Will Science and Technology Change Our Lives in the Future and What Should India Do to Stay Ahead in the Game

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Independence Day (India)
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"Fifteenth of August" redirects here. For other uses, see August 15. Indian Independence Day |

The national flag of India, on the Red fort in Delhi; hoisted flag is a common sight on public and private buildings on this national holiday | Official name | Independence Day of India |
Observed by | India |
Type | State holiday |
Date | 15 August |
Celebrations | Flag hoisting, Parades, singing patriotic songs, speech by thePrime Minister,kite flying, singing the Indian National Anthem | The Independence Day of India is celebrated on 15 August to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on 15 August 1947.[1] India achieved independence following a largely peaceful civil disobedience movement led by theIndian National Congress and other political parties. The independence coincided withpartition of India wherein the British Indian Empire was divided along religious line into two new nation—Dominion of India (later Republic of India) and Dominion of Pakistan (later Islamic Republic of Pakistan); the partition was stricken with violent communal riot. The Independence day is a national holiday in India. All over the country, flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted by institutions as well as private meetings. The flagship event takes place in Delhi, the capital city of India, where the Prime Minister hoists the national flagat the Red Fort and delivers a nationally televised speech from its ramparts. Contents  [hide]    * 1 History       * 1.1 Immediate background       * 1.2 Partition   * 2 History of the Independence Day   * 3 Celebrations   * 4 In popular culture   * 5 See also   * 6 Citations   * 7 References   * 8 External links |

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