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August 15: Independence Day of India

August 15: Independence Day of India

Independence Day of India, is celebrated religiously throughout the country on the 15th of August every year. This day holds tremendous patriotism as it reminds every Indian about the independence from British colonialism of more than 200 years. This year marks the 72nd independence anniversary for India!

On this national holiday, all state capitals celebrate this event and so do schools and communities all over India and around the world. Delhi, the Capital of India, is where the most important events take place. The events start with the Prime Minister's arrival and flag hoisting ceremony at the Red Fort. This is followed by an honorary 21 gun salute and the National Anthem.

Watch the Indian PM unfurl the Indian flag for the 72nd Independence Day here. 

Google Image of the Red Fort in Delhi.

Google Image of the Red Fort in Delhi.

Indians across the country and all over the world hoist the "tricolour" or "Tiranga" to mark the day. The term "Triranga" refers to the Indian national flag.

Photo by  SLRInfinity

Photo by SLRInfinity

The Indian flag has a horizontal tricolor of deep saffron (kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom. In the centre of the white band is a navy blue wheel which represents the chakra. The wheel has 24 spokes representing 24 hours of the day and 24 qualities all citizens should live by in a day. These 24 qualities include:

1. Love

2.Courage

3.Patience

4.Peacefulness

5.Magnanimity

6.Goodness

7.Faithfulness

8.Gentleness

9.Selflessness

10.Self-control

11.Self sacrifice

12.Truthfulness

13.Righteousness

14.Justice

15.Mercy

16.Gracefulness

17.Humility

18.Empathy

19.Sympathy

20.Spiritual knowledge

21.Moral Values

22.Spiritual Wisdom

23.Love for God

24.Faith/Believe/Hope

Here is an interesting article I found on Times of India and would like to share with all of you reading this today on 72nd Independence Day: Freedom from 72 unhealthy habits. Read more here.
 

Photo by  SLRInfinity

Photo by SLRInfinity

"Feel the pride of being a part of such a glorious nation. Here's sending my warm patriotic wishes to all Indians!".

 

 

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