New Delhi is the capital of India and Bombay its largest city. India is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations together with Jammu and Kashmir (whose juridical-territorial final status yet to be determined).
India is a federal republic in southern Asia, comprising, with Pakistan and Bangladesh, the called Indian subcontinent. With an area of 3,287,263 km2, it is the seventh largest country in the world and the second most populous after China.
In 1952, India enjoyed its first general election with a vote of 62% of the population. In practice this means that India is the largest democratic country in the world, both now with the story.
The Constituent Assembly finished drafting the constitution on November 26, 1949, and in January the following year India was proclaimed a republic. The constituent assembly elected Rajendra Prasad as the first President of India.
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.