15 August – Independence Day

Why 15th August was chosen?
  • Based on Mountbatten’s inputs the Indian Independence Bill was introduced in the British House of Commons on July 4, 1947 and passed within a fortnight.
  • It provided for the end of the British rule in India, on August 15, 1947, and the establishment of the Dominions of India and Pakistan, which were allowed to secede from the British Commonwealth.
  • The date was chosen by Lord Mountbatten himself because he had considered this date to be lucky.
  • It was on this day during the World War II, that the Japanese Army surrendered to the allies.

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