Happy Independence Day
Feel the freedom!!
Independence Day is a patriotic day which is celebrated and feel by every Indian.
From childhood we know about this day, that fun to buy flag of India, running in lane and waving the flag and going school with the excitement.And that excitement didn’t go down till I grow as an adult.
Independence Day History and Significance
In 1757, the East India Company defeated the last Nawab of Bengal in the Battle of Plassey, which marked the beginning of the British rule in India.
The Indian Rebellion or the First War of Independence took place in 1857 which was a major yet unsuccessful uprising against the British rule.
In the year 1885, India’s first political party, Indian National Congress was formed. And after the conclusion of World War I in 1918, Indian activists called for self-rule or ‘Swaraj’.
In 1929, the Indian National Congress declared ‘Purna Swaraj’ or Independence of India at an assembly in Lahore.
Finally, after a series of sessions and meetings between the British government and the Indian National Congress, Lord Mountbatten who served as the last viceroy of pre-independent India, agreed to the proposal.
On 15th August in 1947, Lord Mountbatten partitioned British India into two new independent nations; India and Pakistan.
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. -Mahatma Gandhi
Independence Day is adulated each year on the 15th of August in India to celebrate the country’s freedom from the British domain on the same day in August 1947.
India accomplished the freedom after a long Independence development, which started in the year 1857 and ended with the formation of Independent India in the year 1947.
The resistance and common defiance drove by the Indian National Congress (INC) and various other political and non-political fronts ultimately compelled the Britishers to free India from its slavery of almost 200 years.
On the fifteenth of August 1947, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who turned out to be the first Prime Minister of Independent India. On that day of 1947, he raised the Indian national flag over the Lahori Gate at the Red Fort in Delhi.
And after that, in a similar fashion, every year the national flag of India is hoisted from the same platform by the contemporary Prime Ministers of our country.
This day in India is celebrated as the National holiday, that witnesses the overwhelming celebration from every nook and corner of this country.
Not only in Delhi but almost all the state headquarters to the school level the tricolor flag of India is hoisted engraving the feeling of patriotism in the heart and minds of the people of this country.
It also provides the people of our country to showcase the feeling of gratitude to all the freedom fighters.
Thousands laid down their lives so that our country breath this day –Never Forget Their Sacrifice
Freedom Day is one of the 3 national events in India (the other two are Republic day celebrated on the 26th January and the Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on the second of October).
This day of freedom is found is celebrated in each state and union territories of India.
On the eve of the Independence Day, President of India gives the speech in which he directly addresses the nation, putting forward the Government’s agenda of development and sharing views on the path traveled so far after the achieving Independence.
Note– Speech by First Prime Minister of independent India ‘Tryst with Destiny‘
On fifteenth of August, the PM raises the Indian flag on the ramparts of the irrefutable site Red Fort in Delhi. Twenty-one firearm shots are discharged in salute of the grand event.
In the speech, the prime minister of India describes all the accomplishments of the previous year, describes the imperative issues and examines about the further improvement of the country in all segments.
Additionally, pays tribute to the pioneers of the Indian Independence movement.
The Indian national song, “Jana Gana Mana” is sung on this day after the flag hoisting.
The speech of the Prime Minister is followed by the various parades and the expos including the scenes from the freedom battle and India’s different social and cultural traditions.
A similar type of celebration is seen all across the nation.
सरफ़रोशी की तमन्ना अब
हमारे दिल में है
देखना है ज़ोर कितना बाज़ू-ए-
क़ातिल में है
Jai Hind!! Jai Bharat!!
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