India's Independence Day is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate
its independence from British rule. The day is a national holiday in India.
At the stroke of midnight, on 14 August 1947, India became an independent
nation. Jawaharlal Nehru being sworn in as India's first Prime Minister by
Lord Mountbatten on August 15, 1947.
The Prime Minister hoists the National Flag at the Red Fort and
delivers a nationally televised speech.
All over the country, Flag hoisting, distribution of sweets in schools,
flying kites, singing patriotic songs, entertainment and cultural
programmes, march past, speech are conducted.