This time on August 15, the country will celebrate 75th Independence Day. Preparations are going on for Independence Day across the country. Preparations for Independence Day are almost complete inside and outside the Red Fort in Delhi, whether it is a matter of protection from Corona or other security reasons, the Red Fort complex is under strict guard. This time also due to Corona, the rules will have to be fully followed on Independence Day. The Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi will unfurl the tricolor at the Red Fort for the 8th time on 15th August. Let us tell you about some important history and some important facts of Red Fort.
Do you know what is the history of the tricolor at the Red Fort? Which Prime Minister has hoisted the tricolor for how many times? Which Prime Minister has given speech from the ramparts of Red Fort many times? If you do not know all this, then we tell you its complete history.
History of hoisting the tricolor at the Red Fort
On Independence Day, the Prime Minister hoists the flag at the Red Fort. After hoisting the tricolor, the Prime Minister of the country addresses the people. On August 15, 1947, the tricolor was hoisted for the first time at the Red Fort. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the tricolor from the Red Fort. 13 Prime Ministers have hoisted the tricolor 73 times so far on 15 August.
Which Prime Minister hoisted the tricolor for how many times?
Jawahar Lal Nehru
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, hoisted the tricolor at the Red Fort most of the times. He hoisted the tricolor at the Red Fort a total of 17 times.
After Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi unfurled the tricolor at the Red Fort 16 times.
Dr. Manmohan Singh hoisted the tricolor at the Red Fort the most times after Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.
The current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has hoisted the tricolor at the Red Fort 7 times. This time he will unfurl the tricolor at Prime Minister Modi’s Red Fort for the 8th time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the longest speech from the Red Fort. Prime Minister Modi delivered a 94-minute speech on August 15, 2016.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee hoisted the tricolor at the Red Fort 6 times.
Rajiv Gandhi hoisted the tricolor at the Red Fort 5 times
P V Narasimha Rao
PV Narasimha Rao also hoisted the tricolor at the Red Fort 5 times.
Apart from this, these Prime Ministers also hoisted the tricolor on the Red Fort-
Lal Bahadur Shastri – 2
Morarji Desai – 2
Chaudhary Charan Singh – 1
V P Singh – 1
HD Deve Gowda- 1
Inder Kumar Gujral – 1
Apart from India, these countries also got independence on 15th August.
On August 15, not only India got independence. On this date apart from India, there are 5 other countries which celebrate Independence Day. Their names are South Korea, North Korea, Bahrain, Lichtenstein and Congo.