Independence day is a day of celebration and a day to realise our freedom and rights. It is a day for the remembrance of great freedom fighters who sacrificed their heart and soul to grant freedom from the clutches of British Empire. It marked the end of British slavery and a new independent and secular country was born. India attained independence following an nonviolent and civil disobedience Independence Movement led by the Indian National Congress (INC). On 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi followed by historical speech "Tryst with Destiny" .Colonial powers were transferred to India on August 15, 1947.

 It was Lord Mountbatten who had decided the date of Aug 15 as, during the World War II, it was on Aug 15, 1945 that the Japanese Army had surrendered before him.When the date of independence was decided and announced to public, there was an outrage among astrologers across the country because 15 Aug, 1947 was an unfortunate & unholy date according to astrological calculations. Alternative dates were suggested but Lord Mountbatten was adamant on Aug 15. As a workaround, the astrologers suggested the midnight hour between Aug 14 and 15 due to the simple reason that the day according to English starts at 12 AM, but according to Hindu calendar, starts at sunrise.

Independence Day is a national holiday across India celebrated with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. Indians celebrate the day by displaying the national flag on their attire, accessories and homes; by listening to patriotic songs, watching patriotic movies; and bonding with family and friends. On the eve of Independence Day, the President of India delivers the "Address to the Nation". Also the prime minister hoists the Indian flag on the ramparts of the historical site Red Fort in Delhi along which "Jana Gana Mana", the Indian national anthem, is sung and 21 gun shots are fired in honour of the solemn occasion. The speech is followed by march past of divisions of the Indian Armed Forces and paramilitary forces. Similar events take place in state capitals where the Chief Ministers of individual states unfurl the national flag, followed by parades and pageants. Flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programmes take place in governmental and non-governmental institutions throughout the country. Schools and colleges conduct flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural events. Major government buildings are often adorned with strings of lights.

15th August is also  the independence day of other countries like Republic of Congo (August 15, 1960), Korea (August 15,1945), Bahrain (August 15, 1971) and Liechtenstein (August 15,1866). 

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In this collection we are just sharing Independence day images, quotes and pictures which can make you a true patriot among your friends. These images and pictures can really make you proud, honoured and can be shared among your friends, family and relatives to spread a wave of true patriotism. So do share them among your friends and make them feel the warmth of such a special day of the nation.

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