When India became independent, it didn't have a national anthem

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Mahatma Gandhi didn't join the first celebrations of Indian Independence Day in Delhi.

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Lord Mountbatten had been given a mandate by the British Parliament to transfer the Power by June 30, 1948.

On September 14, 1949, Hindi became an official language of the Union of India.

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The Indian Independence Bill marked August 15 as the day both India and Pakistan gained independence

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The first unofficial Indian flag was raised on August 7, 1906, in Kolkata.

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Vande Mataram, India's national song was composed by Bankim Chand Chatargy and was part of his Novel Anandamath (1882).