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The Indian Flag atop the Mantralaya building in Mumbai

India's Independence Day [Hindi language|Hindi]]: स्वतंत्रता दिवस) is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate its independence from the British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on that day in 1947.

Actvities

The day is a national holiday in India. It is celebrated all over the country through flag-hoisting ceremony and distribution of sweets.

The main celebration takes place in New Delhi, where the Prime Minister hoists the National Flag at the Red Fort and delivers a nationally televised speech from its ramparts.

The Prime Minister also pays his tribute to leaders of the freedom struggle.

History

On 3 June 1947, Viscount Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last British Governor-General of India, announced the partitioning of the British Indian Empire into India and Pakistan, under the provisions of the Indian Independence Act 1947.

See also

http://india.wikia.com/wiki/Pakistan
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