15th August is a memorial day for every Indian all over the globe. As it was the time, India got independence from the throttlehold of the mighty British. It was hoisted in the midnight on the Independence Day (on August 15 1947). Ever since then, the red-letter day is celebrated with pomp and fervor, across the length and breadth of India . Cultural programs and flag-hoisting ceremonies are the major affair of the day, while colorful kites fill the sky in the dusk, to epitomize freedom. Indian people pamper themselves in remembering the heroes of the freedom struggle and pay homage to them.
There is no academic work done in all the schools and colleges throughout India on special Independence Day (Red Letter Day), but all the students and staff members would be present in their respective educational institutions, to celebrate the 15th August. A sort of social thronging is managed in the educations institutions, where cultural programs are organized. Flag hoisting ceremony takes place within their respective arguments. At the same time as the flag is hoisted by the principal of the institution students sing national anthem and pay respect to their flag and to uphold the independence of the country.
Both all teachers and Students celebrate this day at their respective educational institutions, while others back home spend the day either by going for an outing or watching special programs on television. Majority of the people tune in to Doordarshan in the morning, to watch the live telecast of Prime Minister's speech at the Red Fort in Delhi , as it is the foremost highlight of the Independence Day of India. The Prime Minister's speech and patriotic songs and documentaries exhibiting extracts from the freedom struggle are aired on the national channels, at the same time as the private television channels make it a point that their viewers are pleased all through the day. That's why they telecast cultural programs, movies be connected with independence, apart from the nationalistic songs that regenerate the hidden patriotism in people.
On Independence Day, shops are strictly shut throughout country, while you can still spot the groceries and small stores opening up late in the dusk. The entire government offices remain on August 15. On Independence Day, Edwin Lutyens's well designed India Gate is the prime hub of attraction and a nice place to spend time in the evening of Independence Day, as the structure is charmingly lighted up. The sky in filled with kites of assorted shapes and colors. On Independence Day is national holiday all over the nationwide.