India will celebrate its 72nd this with great enthusiasm and patriotism. It was this day in 1947 when India attained its long sought after freedom from the British rule.
Though the Indian Independence Act was passed by the UK Parliament in the year 1947 and the Indian Constituent Assembly got the legislative sovereignty from Britishers, it‘s noted that King George VI continued as the head of the state till India became a complete republican constitution. Along with freedom from the Britishers, our country also got divided into India and Pakistan; riots, causalities and a displacement of roughly 15 million people were seen as a consequence of this.

It was on August 15, 1947 when India‘s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted our national flag at Lahori Gate in Red Fort, Delhi. And since then, it has become a custom for the Indian Prime Minister to hoist the Indian flag on this historical day and address the nation.

This important day in India‘s history is a day to pay our respect and remember Indian freedom fighters who contributed to the country’s freedom. 15th August is also a day to celebrate our freedom and reignite patriotism and love towards our country.

On the occasion of India‘s Independence Day, here are 10 quotes by famous personalities on Indian Independence Day.

Here are some images and pictures that you must share and spread the word that you are proud of being an Indian!
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