75th Independence Day: The day of 15th August is very important for India. On this day in 1947, India got independence from the British. India is going to celebrate 75th Independence Day this year. This day is celebrated with great pomp across the country. Every year on August 15, the Prime Minister of the country hoists the flag at the Red Fort, but according to a research paper of the Lok Sabha Secretariat, Nehru hoisted the flag from the Red Fort on August 16, 1947. Let's know the special things related to this day....

On the midnight of 14 August, Jawaharlal Nehru gave his historic speech 'Tryst with Destiny'. This speech was heard by the whole world but Mahatma Gandhi did not hear it because he had gone to sleep early that day.

Shekhar Chakraborty has written in his memoirs Flags and Stamps that on 15 August 1947, when the new government was being administered the oath at the Viceroyal Lodge (now Rashtrapati Bhavan), the national flag of independent India was displayed at the central dome of the lodge at 10.30 am. was hoisted for the first time. He said that earlier on the night of 14-15 August, the National Flag of independent India was hoisted over the Council House, which is today known as Parliament House.

The boundary line between India and Pakistan was not determined till 15 August. This was decided on 17 August by the announcement of the Radcliffe Line which demarcated the boundaries of India and Pakistan.

Mahatma Gandhi, who played a decisive role in the independence of India, did not participate in the celebration of independence on 15 August 1947. On that day Mahatma Gandhi was present in West Bengal and was fasting to stop the communal violence between Hindus and Muslims. 
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