Independence Day in India is kind of like the celebration of a festival. It is very significant because it is a reminder of the sacrifices that a lot of freedom fighters made to make India independent and come out from the shadow of British rule.
On 15th August 2021, India will be celebrating its 75th Independence Day gloriously and with pride as it marks its freedom from British Rule. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Gandhiji started the Indian Independence movement. It began during the times of World War 1. After 200 years of British rule, India finally got its freedom on 15th August, 1947.
History of Indian Independence
There were many freedom fighters who were ready to even give up their lives to make India free from the torturous British rule. Some of them were: Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Chandra Sekhar Azad, Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhagat Singh, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and many more. Bhat Singh gave up his life in order to strive for freedom.
The Bill of Indian Independence introduced itself formally on 4th July 1947. It was passed within a fortnight. It said that the British rule in India would officially end on the 15th of August,1947. After it was implemented and executed, India became a free country but split up into India (the country with Hindu majority) and Pakistan (the country with Muslim majority).
Significance of 15th August, Independence Day
India always celebrates its Independence Day with pomp and honor. The main celebration takes place in the Red Fort in Delhi, the capital of India with the hoisting of the flag (tricolor), parades, and a lot of cultural events. Apart from this, almost every household in India Hoists a flag and plays some songs related to Indian Independence. For the first time, the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of Red Fort in Delhi on 15th August 1947. Since then it has become a tradition, one which every incumbent prime minister follows and then delivers a speech to the entire nation. This day is significant in Indian history because it is a reminder of the sacrifices made by many freedom fighters to snatch away their freedom from British rule.
Some unknown facts about Independence Day
Firstly, when India got its freedom, it did not include Goa. Goa was still a Portuguese colony. In 1961, the Indian army forcefully made Goa join independent India by taking it out of Portuguese rule. So, Goa was the last state to join the Indian territory. Secondly, there are four other countries that celebrate their independence along with India on the 15th of August. They are South Korea, North Korea, Lichtenstein, and Bahrain. Thirdly, only one place in the entire nation manufactures and supplies the Indian flag.. Only the KKGHS (Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha) in Karnataka has the right and order to make and provide the Indian flag.
India has many significant dates. Independence Day is one of them. On this day, entire India, be it Hindu or Muslim or any other religion, come together and honor this day. The hoist the national flag in their respective places to pay tribute to the freedom fighters who had to give up their lives to bring India its desired freedom.