Not 15 but 16 August is most exclusive for the Red Fort, this PM hoisted the tricolour 17 times

The importance of the Red Fort on Independence Day is even greater. The Red Fort is the only place where tricolour is hosted by the country's PM on Independence Day every year. Let us know some interesting things about the Red Fort in the midst of Independence Day...

Do you know these interesting facts associated with India's independence

- The flag was first hoisted at the Red Fort on August 16, 1947, not August 15.

- The tradition of saluting the national flag began on August 15, 1947.

- The real name of the Red Fort is Qila-e-Mubarak.

- The clarinet was played by Ustad Bismillah Khan on the first morning of Independence.

This city in India celebrates independence day not on15th August but on this day

- The flag has been hoisted from the Red Fort 16 times the most by former PM Indira Gandhi.

- Former BJP PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non-Congress prime minister who hoisted the flag six times at the Red Fort.

- The tricolour was waved in independent India at midnight of August 14-15, 1947.

- The tricolour was hoisted over the Council House at that time, today called The Parliament House

Know the history of August 15, this has happened on this day since India's independence

- On August 14, 1947, the Union Jack was taken off the Viceroy House in the evening.

- Now the Viceroy House is identified by the name of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

- On 15th August 1947, the tricolour was hoisted by the then PM Jawaharlal Nehru at 8.30 a.m.

- On August 15, the flag was hoisted by Jawaharlal Nehru at the Red Fort the highest 17 times.

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