We celebrate our Independence Day on 1 5th August every year. It is the day when we became independent from the foreign rule after a long and continuous struggle for freedom. The Prime Minister of India unfurls the National Flag over the Re Fort in Delhi on this day. He also addresses the nation from the ramparts of the Red For on this day which is broadcast over the Al India Radio and telecast on Doordarshan.

After the flag hoisting, National Anthem is sung. A guard of honor is presented by the Armed Forces, the Police and the N.C.C., then guns fire to salute. Similar functions are held in all the State capitals and important towns and cities. The schools and colleges in the country also celebrate Independence Day. The teachers address the children and explain the importance of Independence. The children sing patriotic songs. This .day reminds us of the great sacrifices made by our leaders to win freedom. We should take an oath to protect our freedom with all our might.