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 state-capitals 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 villages-shouting 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.