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Celebrating India’s 77th Independence Day 2023


Indian Independence  •  14 Aug, 2023  •  23,801 Views  •  ⭐ 4.4

Written by Anand Swami


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On August 15, 2023, India will celebrate its 77th Independence Day, marking 76 years of freedom from British colonial rule. This day is a tribute to the sacrifices and struggles of the freedom fighters who fought for India’s sovereignty. It's also an occasion to acknowledge the country's achievements and progress across various fields. Below are some of the events and activities that will transpire on this historic day.

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Flag Hoisting Ceremony at Red Fort

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The flag hoisting ceremony at the Red Fort in Delhi is the centrepiece of Independence Day. Here, the Prime Minister unfurls the national flag and addresses the nation. This speech, broadcast live on television and radio, highlights government achievements, challenges faced, and plans. Following the speech, there is a cultural program showcasing the diversity and richness of India’s heritage.

Prabhat Pheri and Cultural Programs

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Prabhat Pheri is a morning procession held across the country where participants sing patriotic songs, raise slogans, and carry flags. It's an expression of national pride and also raises awareness about social issues. Additionally, schools, colleges, and institutions organize cultural events like dances, dramas, and quiz competitions to foster patriotism and unity.

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Kite Flying Competition

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Kite flying is a cherished Independence Day tradition in India. People fly kites of varying shapes, sizes, and colours, reminiscent of the Indian tricolour. Beyond being recreational, it symbolizes freedom and joy. Competitions ensue where participants attempt to cut others' kites using sharp threads known as "manjas." It also offers a communal experience as people gather to enjoy it together.

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