We recently celebrated our 72nd Independence Day. On this day in 1947, India received its independence after the United Kingdom passed the Indian Independence Act 1947, transferring the legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. Each year, the day starts off with the Indian Prime Minister hoisting the Tricolour, followed by an address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi.
A small snippet of information for those who don’t know the difference between Hoisting and unfurling the national flag. On Independence day, the act of Jawaharlal Nehru on 15 Aug 1947 is replicated by hoisting the national flag from the bottom of the flag pole till its zenith. While, on Republic Day since the nation had already been formed prior to 26 January 1950 the flag is already folded and tied at the top of the flag pole. It is simply unfurled by the presiding dignitary.
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Many people, including celebrities, shared what freedom means to them and their plans to celebrate the historic day. For the occasion, many companies come up with creative slogans, cartoons and advertisements. Here are the seven best advertisements that have managed to touch people’s hearts this Independence Day.