Independence Day in India | 15th August Celebrations

The Independence Day in India is celebrated annually on 15 August in honor of the nation’s independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. India attained freedom following an independence movement noted for largely nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress. Independence coincided with the partition of India, in which the British Indian Empire was divided along religious lines into the Dominions of India and Pakistan. At midnight, as India moved into 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru delivered speech proclaiming India’s independence. “Long years ago we…

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