For Natives of India, It's Time to Sing, 'Hello, Delhi!'

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For Natives of India, It's Time to Sing, 'Hello, Delhi!'

On Wednesday, the embassy of India will be celebrating independence along with the rest of Korea - but for very different reasons. On Aug. 15, 1947, India declared its independence after some 200 years of British rule. It took years, but a nonviolent protest movement that was led by Mahatma Gandhi finally paid off.

The nation celebrates with flag-raising ceremonies, cultural programs and parades. It has become a tradition for the prime minister to give a speech at the Red Fort in Delhi.

In Korea, the embassy is hosting a reception. The JoongAng Ilbo English Edition asked several Indian nationals about their most memorable Independence Day and how they plan to celebrate the occasion this year.

by Joe Yong-hee

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