General Awareness is an equally important section in SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS, RRB NTPC, RRB JE exams and has an even more abundant importance in some other exams conducted by SSC. There are questions asked related to Polity. So you should know important facts related to Indian Polity so that you can score well in General Awareness section.
(Country celebrates 73 years of freedom from the British rule)
Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15th August, commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly.
This 15th August Indian celebrating its 73rd Independence Day.
On the eve of Independence Day, the President of India delivers the “Address to the Nation”.
On 15 August, the prime minister hoists the Indian flag on the ramparts of the historical site Red Fort in Delhi.
In his speech, the prime minister highlights the past year’s achievements, raises important issues and calls for further development. He pays tribute to the leaders of the Indian independence movement.
Independence Day before Independence:
At the 1929 Lahore session of the Indian National Congress, the Purna Swaraj declaration, or “Declaration of the Independence of India” was promulgated.
Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the tricolour flag of India upon the banks of the Ravi in Lahore, which later became part of Pakistan.
The Declaration of Independence was officially promulgated on 26 January 1930.
The Congress observed 26 January as the Independence Day between 1930 and 1946.(26 January is now celebrated as Republic Day of India every year.)
On the Internet, Google has commemorated Independence Day of India since 2003 with a special doodle on its Indian homepage.