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Independence Day 2020: History & Celebration

Adda247 wishes all its readers a very happy Independence Day 2020. Check out the history of this day and how it is celebrated.

Happy Independence Day 2020

Independence Day is celebrated on 15th August every year, remembering the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947. On this day, the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring the legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. Adda247 wishes our readers a very happy independence day.

On the eve of Independence Day, the President of India addresses the nation. On 15 August, the prime minister hoists the Indian flag on the Red Fort in New Delhi and delivers speech where he highlights the past year’s achievements and raises important issues for further development. He also pays tribute to the leaders of the Indian independence movement who fought for India’s independence.

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Independence day is the day when we pay homage to our great freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to make India independent from the British rule. We thank our great leaders for their courage and wisdom that gave us a free India where we live in. This is the day when we all are united as proud Indians.
The story of India’s freedom struggle is a commendable story of strength, freedom, courage, wisdom and determination. It proves that if we have a dream, then we should work die-hard for it till the end and it will definitely bear fruits. If we have a strong determination, nothing is impossible. The freedom struggle was not easy for anyone and many lost their lives in the quest of a free India.

Independence Day before Independence

The idea for complete independence developed 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.

Over 4,000 invited for Independence Day 2020 event

For independence day 2020 celebration, about 4,000 diplomats, officials and media personnel have been invited. The event will be held at the Red Fort and proper precautionary and social distancing measures will be taken according to the COVID-19 protocols. The seating arrangement follows the principle of “Do Gaz ki Doori”. All invitees have been asked to wear masks with an adequate number of masks to be kept handy.

For the ‘At Home’ function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, 26 corona warriors have been invited who will sit in a special enclosure.  A total of about 100 guests, including the corona warriors, will attend the programme to be started with a brief speech by President Ram Nath Kovind.


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