Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15 August as a national holiday in Indiacommemorating the nation’s independencefrom the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the day when the provisions of the Indian Independence Act 1947, which transferred legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly, came into effect. India retained King George VI as head of state until its transition to a full republic, and the Constitution of India 1950 replaced the dominion prefix, Dominion of India, with the enactment of the sovereign law Constitution of India. India attained independence following the Independence Movement noted for largely non-violent resistance and civil disobedience.NEW DELHI: The country would be celebrating its Independence Day on Saturday.
Every year, with the arrival of August 15, confusion occurs over the number of years country has been independent and which Independence Day is this year.
Many people are confused if this is India’s 73rd Independence Day, or 74th. The source of confusion lies in not knowing the difference between “Independence Day” and “year of Independence”.
Independence Day 2020: History, importance and significance of the day
Independence Day 2020 India: On 15 August 1947, the first Prime Minister of independent India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the national flag at the Lahori Gate of Red Fort in New DelhiIndependence Day 2020: On August 15, 1947 India had achieved independence after years of struggle. On this day, it ceased to be a colonial nation and secured full autonomy from the British that ruled over it for years. The day holds great significance in the heart of every Indian citizen living in India and abroad.
On August 15, 2020, India would have achieved 73 years of freedom. As such, this year marks the 74th Independence Day of the country. While it is a celebratory annual occasion and a national holiday, wherein people hoist the national flag, wear colours signifying the tricolour, take part in many games and cultural programmes, it also coincides with the Partition of the country that brings back painful memories, given that India was severed on communal grounds, much to the dismay of many national leaders and ordinary citizens.