Fifteenth August is a red letter day in the history of our country. It was on this day in 1947 that india got freedom from the British yoke. This day is celebrated as Independence Day. The main function is held at the Red Fort, Delhi. The Prime Minister hoists the National flag. He gives speech to the nation. We remember those who died fighting for our country and pledge to safeguard her freedom at any cost. On this day, the Indian tricolor is hoisted in all schools, colleges, offices and even in private houses. Sweets and fruits are distributed among the children and poor people. Patriotic songs are sung. In every state, too, Independence Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm. While celebrating Independence Day, we should remember that we have yet to get freedom from poverty, disease and illiteracy. Even after fifty five years of freedom, we have not been able to overcome these problems. We should all strive to overcome these problems. Then only we shall be free in true sense.