Independence Day is celebrated on August 15 every year as a national holiday in Bodangparthy.

It commemorates the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, when the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947. This act transferred legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly.India still retained King George VI as head of state until its transition to a full republican constitution. India attained independence following the Independence Movement noted for largely non-violent resistance and civil disobedience. Independence coincided with the partition of India, in which the British India was divided along religious lines into the Dominions of India and Pakistan.

The partition was accompanied by violent riots and mass casualties, and the displacement of nearly 15 million people due to religious violence. On August 15 1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each subsequent Independence Day, the incumbent Prime Minister customarily raises the flag and gives an address to the nation. These events are attended by students, parents, trustees, faculty, dignitaries and others. The flag-hoisting ceremony is followed by cultural activities.