It was on 15th August 1947, when India won freedom from the British Raj and thus was the beginning of a new era where India arose as a free nation. The Independence Day commemorates the birth of the world’s biggest Democracy, India and this day holds a very unique significance in the Indian history.
This year, India celebrates the 66th Independence Day. This Day is a day when we pay homage to our great national leaders and heroic freedom fighters – who made many sacrifices, including giving up their lives to liberate India from foreign control.
The Chief Minister hoists the Tricolour at the Mahatama Gandhi Marg (PMG Square), followed by the National Anthem & National Song, at State Capital, Bhubaneswar. He also addresses the State, highlighting the achievements of the State during the past year and gives a call for further development. With this he also pays tribute to leaders of the freedom struggle, and bows to their contributions in freedom struggle.