Premier Nehru unfurled India's national flag at the Red Fort, New Delhi, August 15, as he did the same day in 1947 when his country won independence from Britain.
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Background: Premier Nehru unfurled India's national flag at the Red Fort, New Delhi, August 15, as he did the same day in 1947 when his country won independence from Britain.
Nearly half a million people gathered at the historic Fort for the ceremony. On his arrival, Premier Nehru inspected a guard of honour while guns boomed in salute bailing the 13th anniversary of modern India.
In an Independence Day speech from the ramparts, he appealed for unity and the demolition of the walls of caste, linguism and provincialism. India faced the challenge of uplifting vast masses of the people in her villages, he said. "The eyes of the world are focused on us to see how we meet this challenge."