Lord Mountbatten is the person who has chosen August 15 as the day of the transfer of power to India

He chose the date because the day coincided with the second anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War I

The Indian flag was first hoisted in the year 1906

National Song Vande Mataram is from Bengali Novel Anandmath, written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

According to the reports, Lord Mountbatten was pressurised to participate in the Independence Day ceremonies of both India and Pakistan

This is one of the reasons for which Pakistan's Independence Day was moved to August 14

The first Independence Day was celebrated without National Anthem and Mahatma Gandhi