Independence Day is a glorious day of the Indian history. India was under the colonial rule of the British government for 200 years. After enormous struggles India got its independence on 15th August 1947. We celebrate this day by giving honour and respect to our freedom fighters who contributed for our independence and our freedom from the British Rule. People also feel proud for being the citizen of this country. Partition of India and Pakistan also took place that year which was a forced and painful decision for the Indians.
Independence Day India Date
Independence Day in India is celebrated on 15th August every year. As on the strike on midnight the same day, the first prime minister of India has hosted the tricolor flag at red fort.
History of Independence Day India
All this began, when the English traders came to India in 16th century. They established the East India Company to rule and dominate on India. In 1757, Battle of Plassey took place among the East India Company, the Nawab of Bengal and the French Allies. The war ended with the victory of the East India Company and their seizure on Bengal. After occupying Bengal, one by one they colonised the whole of India. The East India Company dominated India for 100 years and the Indian Mutiny was taken over by the British Crown during 1857-58. The people of India became violent and started to rebel against the British Raj.
During the First World War, an Indian Independence Movement was organised by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi well known as Mahatma Gandhi, to fight against the Britishers. After this movement he also started the Non- Cooperation Movement, the Non – Violent Movement and the Civil Disobedient movement. The people of India began to show courage and spirit of patriotism against the Britishers.
Our freedom fighters and the people of India both were challenging the laws and rules made by the Britishers, by breaking and disobeying it. Freedom fighters who lost their lives for our freedom, some of them were Rani Laxmibai, Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai and more than 250, 00 people also died for our nation. A feeling of proud and sorrow both arise for their sacrifices for the nation.
But after the Second World War, the rule of the British Government started to fall. Then Gandhi Ji started a movement called the Quit India Movement in August 1942. This led to mass violence in the country but this was enough to make the Britishers helpless and leave India. The British Government declared in early 1947 that they will hand over all the powers to the Indians in June, 1948. But the Hindu- Muslim dispute got miserable in Bengal and Punjab.
The Partition of India and Pakistan was planned after observing this dispute. After the partition India will be freed from their rule as the British Government said. Some of our leaders like B. R. Ambedkar, Abdul Kalam Azad, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi and Mohammad Ali Jinnah accepted their conditions and the Partition was done on 3rd June 1947.
Then on 15th of August 1947, India got freedom from the British Rule. Our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru hosted the Indian flag on the Lahori Gate of Red Fort in New Delhi. He also delivered a speech on “Tryst and Destiny” to the Constituent Assembly of the Parliament. The speech was based on the sacrifices of the past and a great vision for future. All the struggles were worthy enough to be done. It was such a painful and sorrowful period for every Indian but at the same time we feel proud and gratified for our hard and painful struggles.
Significance of Independence Day India
On this remarkable day we give tribute to our heroic freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. If these freedom fighters didn’t inspire us to fight for ourselves, we would have never got freedom from the British rule. Independence Day motivates us to serve for our motherland, India. Independence Day reminds us of the sacrifices, unity, bravery and admiration of every citizen of India during the time of Independence.
The feeling of patriotism is the first feeling every Indian should have in their heart and mind because it is a part on everyone. It teaches us unity, brotherhood and sense of sacrifice for our country. Patriotism will make us noble and the feeling of distress will disappear.
The National flag of India signifies us unity and brotherhood for our nation. It is called the “Tiranga Jhanda” which means the Tricolour Flag. The horizontal flag consists of three colours saffron, white and green. Saffron stands for sacrifice, bravery and denial. White represents truth, clarity and purity. Green denotes greenery, life and dignity. In the centre a wheel called “Chakra” with 24 spokes is also present, which denotes time of twenty-four hours and motion. This wheel is also seen in Ashoka’s pillar made by the Mauryan King Ashoka of 3rd century BC.
Happy Independence Day Celebrations
We celebrate Independence Day in a magnificent manner. Every year the Prime Minister hosts the flag of India and the President give a speech for the nation on Red Fort it is followed by the national anthem. A parade is organised by the different states, Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Many cultural programmes are also organised. People distribute sweets among themselves.
In schools Independence Day programmes are held to honour our freedom fighters. The students dress up like our freedom fighters and give speech for them; they sing and on perform patriotic songs. The whole school is decorated with Indian flags. In some places people also organise flag hosting. Indians fly kites on this day printed with the designs of our national flag. The whole country submerges in the colours of patriotism and pride. Patriotic films are also watched by the people to celebrate this day. It is a national holiday that is celebrated in India with full enthusiasm and passion of patriotism.
There are many patriots who are not named in the history of India but played a major role for its struggles. This day is also celebrated to give them honour and respect for their sacrifices. Today we are freed from the forced leadership of Britishers but we are still the slaves of poverty, unemployment and corruption. The people of India should again reunite and fight against these demons and free India from it. This will lead to betterment and advancement of our spectacular country India. This year we will celebrate the 75th Independence Day of India. So this year we will celebrate it with full spirit and enthusiasm.
The amount of pride every Indian has while hoisting the tricolored flag on this special day is impeccable. But due to this pandemic situation, it is essential to maintain social distancing. But even if you can wish your loved ones and friends on this day in person, you can always be just a text away from them. So, send some good, heartfelt wishes on this fantastic day of Independence and make them feel that you haven’t forgotten them this year too. So, here are some wishes for you to send to your friends and family.
On this particular day, wishing you that the dreams of a new tomorrow come true, may your day be filled with patriotic spirit!
Never forget the sacrifice of our great freedom fighters who helped to make this country accessible. Happy Independence Day!
Independence Day is the time to feel proud of our country. So let us all celebrate this day with pride. Jai Hind!
Freedom comes at a cost & we hope that our generation never forgets that. Let us celebrate 75th independence day on 15 August 2021 in high spirits & never forget the sacrifices of our martyrs. Happy Independence Day 2021 to India.