Ever Wondered Why India Got Independence At Midnight On 15 August 1947?

The secret behind the day and time of India's Independence.    


"At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom." 

This historical statement by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru from his famous Independence Day speech (Tryst with Destiny) never fails to give us goosebumps whenever we read or hear it.

Our independence was hard fought. The British ruled over our land for a long time. But then, The Wheel of Time turned, and India got freedom from 'British Raj'.     

You cannot cage the bird for a long time, right? Britishers had caged this 'Golden Sparrow' for more than 200 years. But, as they say, some birds are born to fly very high, now, this bird has grown with time and it is continuously flying high with pride.   

On August 15, 2017, India will be celebrating its 71st Independence Day. Here are some of the secrets behind the day, time and year of India's Independence Day.