Independence Day speeches from From 1947 to 2017
Lord Mountbatten: This very moment, the dream of a 'Free India' spread its wings and Bharat Mata was 'Independent'. This was the intervening night of 14 and 15 August, 1947. Soon after the last Viceroy of British India declared her 'free', Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru moved a resolution and since then we have been breathing 'free'. and Pandit Nehru took over as free India's first Prime Minister.