In a few hours, India will enter the 75th year of Independence since the British decided to leave the country once and for all on August 15, 1947. Indeed, on the eve of the 75th Indian Independence Day, every single Indian soul is proudly preparing to embrace the sacrifices made by great leaders of this nation to make this a free country.
In the essence of the uncountable lives sacrificed in the Indian Freedom Struggle, this year, the theme of Independence Day is “Nation First, Always First”. Indeed, this year’s theme has been aptly chosen to honour the sacrifices made by the patriots who laid down their lives selflessly for many generations to come. This country has given birth to fearless sons like Bhagat Singh, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Chandra Sekhar Azad and daughters like Sarojini Naidu and Matangini Hazra among others.
History bears witness, that on August 15, 1947, after India has transitioned into a free nation and Jawaharlal Nehru, the debut Prime Minister of free India unfurled the Indian National Flag on the ramparts of Red Fort in the capital, the tradition has been carried forward to this day. The current Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the tricolour tomorrow at Red Fort at around 07.00 AM in the morning.
The Prime Minister will address the nation with his speech scheduled to commence at around 07.30 AM after the Indian Flag has been hoisted tomorrow. Due to COVID-19, the ceremony will be observed under limited attendance. However, the entire nation will be able to hear out the leader of the nation on television and internet media.
Public broadcaster Doordarshan and Press Information Bureau will be broadcasting the events from 06.30 AM onward on television and on the YouTube channel of PIB. Besides, as per reports, the events will also be broadcasted through PIB’s official Twitter handle. Citizens will also be able to watch the broadcast on the YouTube channel of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and get live updates on the PMO’s official Twitter to handle.
Although this year, the events will not be physically open for the common public, the Indian contingent who have represented India in the Tokyo Olympics this year has been invited to attend the ceremony at Red Fort. Besides, the President also invited the Indian players to high tea on August 14, 2021.