The Republic of India will celebrate its 74th Independence Day to commemorate the declaration of Indian independence from Britain on 15 August 1947. CPSC remembers its Indian brothers and sisters on this very auspicious and important day and joins in its celebrations.

History of India’s Independence Day (from Festive

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati started the greatness of the first freedom struggle of 1857 and Mangal Pandey gave his life to Bharat Mata and the spark turned into a Mahasangram, which included: Rani Lakshmibai, Tatya Tope, Nana Saheb of Jhansi, Ramprasad Bismil, Ashfaq, Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev etc. for the country, martyr for ‘Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna’ Have become. Tilak lent his leniency to Swaraj’s and Subhash Chandra Bose said, “Give me blood, I will give you freedom.”

At Midnight on August 15, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru declared India as an independent country, where he delivered the speech “Trieste Destiny”. During his speech, he said,

“When the world sleeps at the touch of the midnight hour, India will wake up to life and freedom. Today we ended our misfortune, and India again searched for itself.” After this, the Assembly members vowed to give their services to the country with full integrity. Officially the National Flag was presented to the Assembly. So India became officially an independent country and Nehru and Viceroy Lord Mountbatten, respectively, became Prime Minister and Governor General. Mahatma Gandhi was not involved in this celebration. He stayed in Calcutta and kept a 24-hour fast for promoting peace among Hindus and Muslims.

Independence Day Celebration 2021: Red Fort to Accept Limited Guests

(From India TV news Desk, 8 August 2021). The historic monument of Red Fort in the national capital is gearing up to host the nation's Independence Day celebrations on August 15. All security arrangements including extra precautionary and preventive measures against COVID-19 are being put in place to ensure a seamless event. A two-day vaccination camp was organized for all the staff present in the Red Fort in a step towards taking guard against the coronavirus whose first wave last year and the second wave earlier this year went on to create a rampage.

The prime minister hoists the flag every year on Independence Day and addresses the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

The security personnel and other staff engaged in security near the Prime Minister will be tested for Covid-19 two days before August 15. Also, those who have not been vaccinated will be given the jabs. Similar to last year's arrangements, limited chairs have been placed this time as well. The chairs of all the leaders sitting around the Prime Minister have been installed, maintaining a distance of two yards. Students of NCC will be called on Independence Day, although their number will also be limited.

According to the information, athletes who won medals at the Tokyo Olympics will also get a place near the Prime Minister this time. A separate corridor has been made for their movement and arrival.

In view of Independence Day, Delhi Police and central security agencies have made strict arrangements. Apart from this, an anti-drone radar system will also be used, so that no drone of any kind can fly around the Red Fort. The system has a range of up to 5 km.

Delhi Police have also pasted posters of terrorists around the Red Fort. The name and address of six terrorists have been mentioned in the posters. Pictures:


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  • India TV News Desk (8 August 2021). “Red Fort gears up for Independence Day celebrations; security, COVID protocols in place”. Retrieved from: arrangements-covid19-protocols-725172