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15 August / India Independence Day Facts

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Independence day is annually celebrated on 15th august, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the united kingdom on 15 august 1947, the UK Parlimaent passes the India Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the indian constituent assembly. So We concluded some most amazing facts about 15 AUGUST.

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The current national flag version was made by Pingali Venkayya 1921.

The current national flag version you know today was made by Pingali Venkayya at Bezwada in 1921. The current national flag was adopted by India on July 22, 1947.

India did not have a national anthem on first Independence day.

India did not have a national anthem on first Independence day. The Bengali version of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ was written in 1911. But it was adopted as our national anthem only in 1950.

Lord Mountbatten chose 15th August as India’s Independence Day

Lord Mountbatten chose 15th August as India’s Independence Day because it honoured the second anniversary of Japan’s surrender to the Allied forces.

December 19, 1961, Indian armed forces conquered Goa and appended it to India.

After freedom, Portugal played the game by altering their constitution and declared Goa as their state. But on December 19, 1961, Indian armed forces conquered Goa and appended it to India.

Mahatma Gandhi did not participate in the first Independence Day celebrations.

Mahatma Gandhi, the chief architect of the Independence, did not participate in the first Independence Day celebrations. Gandhiji was fasting in protest against the Hindu-Muslim riots that were taking place in Bengal.

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Lord Mountbatten was forced to attend the Independence Day of both India and Pakistan, which is why he brought forward Pakistan’s Independence Day to 14th August and India's on 15th August.

Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission

Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission is authorized for making the glorious flag of India. The Karnataka Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta Sangha in Dharwad is the only maker of the flag.

15th of August is also celebrated as Independence Day in countries.

15th of August is also celebrated as Independence Day in countries like South Korea (got freedom from Japan in 1945), Bahrain (from UK in 1971) and Congo (from France in 1960).

Mahatama Gandhi wanted the Congress Party to disband

Mahatama Gandhi wanted the Congress Party to disband as its objective to attain freedom had been achieved. A day before Gandhi’s assassination, he had written a ‘draft constitution of Congress’.

value of 10 grams of gold was Rs 88.62 and Indian rupee was equal to Re 1 = $1.

At the time of independence in 1947, the value of 10 grams of gold was Rs 88.62 and Indian rupee was equal to Re 1 = $1.

After Independence, 560 princely states became a part of the Indian union.

After Independence, 560 princely states became a part of the Indian union.

hindi was chosen as India’s first official language and was declared so in 1949.

Hindi is not the national language of India. It was chosen as India’s first official language and was declared so in 1949.

Hyderabad was the last state to become a part of the Indian union

Hyderabad was the last state to become a part of the Indian union on 24 November 1949.

The border between India and Pakistan was drawn by British lawyer Sir Cyrill Radcliffe.

The border between India and Pakistan was drawn by British lawyer Sir Cyrill Radcliffe.

First cabinet of India had taken an oath on 15th of August 1947.

First cabinet (group of 13 ministers) of India had taken an oath on 15th of August 1947.

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