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The Independence Day of any country is a moment of pride and glory. On this special occasion, rich tributes are paid to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives and fought to free their motherland from the clutches of the oppressors–British who ruled the country.
On 15 August 1947, India attained freedom from the British Rule. Every year, August 15 is celebrated as the Independence Day in India. This national festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country.
The midnight of August 15, 1947 is memorable for every Indian on earth, as it is the time, when India gained independence from the stranglehold of the mighty British. The Tri-colour flag of India was given its due respect, when it was hoisted in the midnight on the Independence Day. Since then, 15 August is celebrated with pomp and gaiety, across the length and breadth of India. Cultural programmes and flag-hoisting ceremonies are the predominant affair of the day, while colourful kites fill the sky to symbolize freedom. People indulge themselves in remembering the heroes of the freedom struggle and pay homage to them.
In all the schools and colleges across India, no academic work is done on Independence Day, but all the students and staff members would be present in their respective educational institutions to celebrate the day. A sort of social gathering is arranged in the educations institutions, wherein cultural programmes are organized. Flag hoisting ceremony takes place within their respective premises. As the flag is hoisted by the head of the institution (mostly the principal), students sing national anthem and pay respect to their flag and to uphold the sovereignty of the country.
Majority of the people tune in to TV in the morning, to watch the live telecast of Prime Minister's speech at the Red Fort in Delhi, as it is the major highlight of the Independence Day. Prime Minister's speech and patriotic songs and documentaries showing excerpts from the freedom struggle are aired on the channels. They also telecast cultural programmes, movies related to independence, apart from the patriotic songs that regenerate the hidden patriotism in people.
Shops and other establishments across India are closed on Independence Day. All government and private offices remain also closed. India Gate is the centre of attraction and a nice place to hang out in the evening of Independence Day, as the structure is attractively illuminated.

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