India celebrates 66th Independence Day today

The proud people of the country are today celebrating 66th Independence Day today. on August 15, 1947, India becomes an independent nation. From then onwards, we are celebrating the day with proud and happiness.

August 15, is a national holiday and the Prime Minister of the country raises the national flag at the Red Fort, and give a speech which go on-air allover nation.

However, the meaning of Independence has changed to the youths of India. To them, it is just a national holiday. Amrita, a student of Commerce College, Patna, said, “Freedom for me is gender equality. The liberty to do anything I want to do. No restrictions from my parents just because I’m a girl. I get equal opportunities like my brother.”

However, Indian-born American, Sunita Williams hoists Tricolour on International Space Station and gave her best wishes to Indians on the eve of 66th Independence Day. She said, “I wish India a very happy Independence Day for August 15. India is a wonderful country and I am very proud to be a part of India.”

She further said, “You know that I am half Indian. My father is from Gujarat. So, I am familiar with culture and customs of India. I am so proud to a part of this (Independence Day) celebration.”

On the other hand, addressing the nation for the first time, the newly elected President Pranab Mukherjee said to fight against corruption. Though he also added that protest in streets are not helpful, and it should be stopped.

The President said in his Independence Day-eve address to India, he said, “Anger against the bitter pandemic of corruption is legitimate, as is the protest against this plague that is eroding the capability and potential of our nation.”

President Pranab Mukherjee said, “There are time when people lose their patience but it cannot become an excuse for an assault on our democratic institutions.”

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