Independence Day India 15th August

By | August 5, 2016

Independence Day Of India

15th August, Independence Day India an annual observance celebrated every year since 1947. On this auspicious day India got freedom from the British rule after long years of slavery. Indian Independence Day on 15th August declared as the National Gazetted Holiday all across the India. It is celebrated in order to independently commemorate the independence of country from British Empire. Independence Day India details are provided here. Visit us for more posts like this.

Independence Day India 15th August

When India Get Independence

15th of August in 1947, India attained independence following an Independence Movement. The movement was noted for largely nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by Indian National Congress (INC). In this partition of India, British Indian Empire was divided along religious lines into the Dominions of INDIA and PAKISTAN. It was not easy for India to get freedom from the Britishers. Later the partition was accompanied by violent riots and mass casualties nearly 15 Million people due to sectarian violence.

India’s First Prime Minister

After the Independence in 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India. He raised the Indian National flag at the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. Since that day India celebrates its Independence Day every year. It is celebrated with flag hosting ceremony and forward speech. Being an auspicious day for the people of India, thise holiday is observed throughout the India with parades and cultural events in the Delhi.

Indian independence day celebrations

India’s First Speech of Independence

Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment, we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity. — Tryst with Destiny speech, Jawaharlal Nehru, 15 August 1947

After the struggle of our respected martyrs and freedom fighter, who fought till the last drop of their blood. They had sacrificed their lives in attaining the freedom for their future generations. They did all this without worrying about their comfort, rest and freedom. Various Independence Movements took place including violent and nonviolent resistance to get complete freedom from the Britishers. However, after independence Pakistan was partitioned from India which was accompanied by violent riots. That horrible riot was the reason for mass casualties and dislocation of people (more than 15 million) from their homes.

History of Independence of India

By the 17th Century European traders had established their footprints over the Indian subcontinent. They had an overwhelming military strength. British East India company got some small kingdoms and established themselves as a dominant by the 18th century. They got the direct control over India. Great revolution was started by the people of India against the Britishers in 1857. The revolt of 1857, led to formation of Indian Rebellion is called as Great Rebellion. After this effective revolt civic society was emerged all across India. It led to non violent movements, Non co-operation and civil disobedience movement all through the nation. This was lead by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Purna Swaraj was declared before the Independence, in the meeting of Indian National Congress in 1929 at Lahore. 26th of January was declared as the Independence Day India  between 1930 and 1947. All the Indian Citizens were requested by the Indian National Government to follow their instructions until India gets its full independence.

After the World War II, in 1947 The British East India Company realized that they are losing their strength over India. Hence, they threw their last card in which they followed their motto Divide & Rule. In this they again followed their tactics by division between Hindus and Muslims. These were the two biggest communities of India. However, Hindu Muslim revolt took place and continued for long. Though Britishers set India and Pakistan free but divided the country into two halves. Pakistan’s Muhammad Ali Jinnah became the first Governor General in Karachi and India, Jawaharlal Nehru became the Prime Minister.

Date of Independence Day India : 15th August

Independence Day India Celebrations & Significance

15th August celebrations

Independence Day is among the three auspicious national holidays i.e. Republic Day on 26th January and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on 2nd October is observed in every part of India. On the eve of the 15th August, President of India delivers the “Address to the Nation”. While on the Independence Day Prime Minister host the Indian Flag on the Red Fort in Delhi. Twenty One guns were shot in the honor of this solemn occasion.

While addressing the country, Prime Minister highlights the past years’s achievements, raise important issues and calls for further improvements. All together pay tribute to our leaders, freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the nation. People gathers on this day to watch the parades and pageants showcase scenes from the independence struggle and India’s diverse cultural traditions. Many people tuned over the TV to watch this auspicious day celebrations.

National anthem, “Jana Gana Mana” is sung and whole nation stands to honor it together which led to start of the 15th August Celebrations. Similar events were held in the individual states capital’s of India, where Chief Minister of States unfurl the National flag followed by parades and pageants.

Patriotic Songs from the Hindi and regional playlist were played over the radio channels and Televisions. Tv channels show patriotic movie about the struggle of Independence of India. Small program were held in the school for the celebrations of Independence Day. The kite flying sport in India is very amazing sport sky all over India becomes full of countless kites flown from rooftops of various sizes, shapes, styles, and shades.

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