TV channel in India please their audience with patriotic songs and films on Independence Day. Cultural programs interpreting classical music and dance performances are performed by various artists are organized in many places.
TV channels, especially the national network Doordarshan, provides live coverage on the occasion of Independence Day and radio stations give their comments live to the general public.
On Independence Day, children and adults without distinction try to cut the strings of kites of others and make them fall to the ground while theirs remains in the air. Balconies and roofs of houses are full of people flying kites, and one can hear the happy shouts of children at sunset while kites soar in the sky.
In several regions of India there is a popular tradition of kites flown on Independence Day. It is spectacular to see how the sky is covered with hundreds of colorful kites and people participate in contests of skill.
On Independence Day Colonies of homes, cultural centers, clubs, associations, etc. have entertainment programs and competitions, usually based on the theme of freedom. It is one of the highlights of the year in India, so families and friends gather for lunch or dinner, or for excursions.
During Independence Day in the capital New Delhi, most government offices are closed. The ceremonies of the hoisting of the flag and cultural programs are held in all state capitals. Schools and universities around the country organize these ceremonies and various cultural activities.
In his speech for Independence Day, the Primer Minister traditionally highlights the government’s achievements over the past year, gives prominence to important issues and calls to promote development. The Prime Minister also pais tribute to the leaders of the struggle for freedom.
Independence Day is a national holiday in India. It is celebrated throughout the country through the ceremony of hoisting of the flag and the distribution of scrumptious treats. The main celebration takes place in New Delhi, where the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at Red Fort and from its walls gives a speech televised nationally.
On Independence Day, Indians recall how they reached their political independence after decades of independence struggle in which they emphasized the pacifist Mahatma Gandhi bets. The world’s largest democracy was born with a bittersweet taste of victory and defeat at once, after the split of its territory in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The Independence Day in India (In Hindi: स्वतंत्रता दिवस) is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate its independence from the British Empire and its birth as a sovereign nation on that day in 1947.