26’Th January Flag Hosting Ceremony Chief Secretary List 2018.
Independence Day is celebrated on the occassion of India getting freedom from British rule on 15th August 1947.
National flag is hoisted by political head of India, the Prime Minister at historical site Red Fort in Delhi. President do not hoist national flag on Independence day as he is a constitutional head and there was no constitution and President in India till 1950. Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru unfurled the national flag on 15th August 1947 (the first Independence Day).
21 gun shots are fired in a honour of occassion.
Prime Minister then addresses the nation; many cultural events follow.
President addresses the nation on the eve of Independence day.
Chief Minister of every state hoists the national flag in the capital cities of their respective state followed by parades and cultural events.
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