India will celebrate its 74th Independence Day this year, but with a slight twist. Also known as ‘I-Day’, every year the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at the Red Fort to commemorate the big day.
On August 15, 1947, India got freedom from the British rule. The day August 15 is also marked as the anniversary of the partition of the British ruled India into two countries, India and Pakistan due to the violence between Muslims and Hindus. The partition was accompanied by violent riots and mass casualties, and the displacement of nearly 15 million people due to religious violence.
The Independence Day celebrations are grand every year. The citizens across the country sing and dance on patriotic songs, hoist the tricolour flag, and enthusiastically recite poems remembering the sacrifices of India’s freedom fighters.
Although Covid-19 has been a dampener for most events and occasions this year, the spirits of the participating personnel in the full dress rehearsal events across the country soared high and in full enthusiasm for the event that is to take place on August 15.