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Celebrating India’s 77th Independence Day 2023


Indian Independence  •  14 Aug, 2023  •  19,004 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

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.

Online Quiz on Freedom Struggle

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The Ministry of Culture has introduced an online quiz focusing on India's freedom struggle as part of the "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav" celebrations. This quiz educates and engages the youth, covering topics like key personalities, events, and symbols of the movement. Accessible on their official website or mobile app, it's open to all Indian citizens above 10 and runs until August 31, 2023.

Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign

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Initiated by the Ministry of Culture, the "Har Ghar Tiranga" campaign encourages every household to hoist the national flag on Independence Day. Launched in 2022 during the 75th anniversary, its goal is to foster national pride. Participants can upload flag selfies to the official site or social media platforms with the hashtag #HarGharTiranga. To date, the campaign has garnered over 60 million submissions.

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Security Arrangements

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Security is heightened nationwide, particularly in sensitive areas like Kashmir. In Delhi, a three-tier security system has been established, deploying over 40,000 personnel. With the installation of CCTV cameras, drones, and other security measures, some areas also see traffic restrictions. The public is advised to adhere to COVID-19 precautions like mask-wearing and social distancing.

Where to Watch Live Parade or Flag Hoisting?

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Those keen can watch the live parade or flag hoisting on TV, online, or radio. Websites streaming the events include:

  • The Prime Minister’s Office
  • The National Informatics Centre
  • The Press Information Bureau's YouTube channel and X (formerly Twitter) handle.
  • Alternatively, tune into All India Radio (AIR) or use the AIR News app. Immerse yourself in the patriotic spirit and participate in the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. Jai Hind!

Conclusion

Independence Day is a commemoration of the unity, bravery, and persistence with which our nation pursued freedom. It's also a celebration of our progress and a vision of what's yet to be achieved. On this day, we remember our history, appreciate our present, and dream for our future. With our flag flying high and our anthem echoing, we proudly proclaim Jai Hind!

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