Happy Independence Day to all our supporters and staff at the projects we partner in Jaipur, India! We hope you have a relaxing day as India celebrates a public holiday and holds lots of festivities.
It's 72 years since India gained Independence from the United Kingdom, and the anniversary remembers when the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. Now, on each subsequent Independence Day, the current Prime Minister customarily raises the flag and gives an address to the nation.
As well as the flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events are also held around the nation!