Independence Day 2016 – 70th India’s Independence Day

Independence Day 2016 in India – The Independence Day of India is celebrated on the 15th of August to commemorate the birth of a free and democratic nation. 15th August, 1947 is the historic day that marks India’s freedom from the stranglehold of the British Raj. On the eve of 15th August 1947, the Indian flag was unfurled proudly by Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, at the Red Fort in Delhi.

Jawaharlal Nehru’s landmark ‘tryst with destiny’ has gone down in the annals of Independent India as a proud moment for Indians. Thus India’s Independence Day is a deeply inspiring day and a day to revel in the freedom and glory regained by our freedom fighters.

What’s Special on 70th India’s Independence Day 2016

As per the media report, there is a plan by the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, to launch a programme named as “70 Saal Azadi-Zara Yaad Karo Kurbani”, also called “AZADI70” (means, 70 years of independence-Do recall the sacrifices). The aim of this campaign is to make Indian people aware that country is first and individual is secondary. And  to remember those supreme sacrifices made by the great freedom fighters of India during the freedom struggle.

Independence Day 2016

There is also a plan to perform a week-long “Tiranga Yatra” in order to motivate people regarding nationalism and patriotism. It will begin on August 15 on the occasion of India’s Independence Day by the members of parliament, state legislatures, celebrities, all BJP ministers and lawmakers carrying the Indian Tricolour Flag. It will take place from Arunachal border (with China) to the border with Pakistan (in Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir).

Independence Day 2016 Quotes

Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it.
Every drop of my blood will contribute to the growth of this nation
And to make it strong and dynamic.
Happy Independence Day.

Grasp the opportunity with both hands to feel really very special as an Indian reading these quotes on the Indian Independence Day.
A number of famous and reputed persons have thrown some light on the chapter of Indian Independence.

India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border!

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!

For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.

Other might have forgotten,
But never can I.
The flag of my country,
Furls very high!!

Today we come together, Be the cause for the unity, Make it Beautiful day another.
Fight against corruption, Spurl the flag of Our Nation.
Happy Independence Day!

If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence,it is India!

To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs. Happy Indian Independence Day.

So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.

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