Independence day is the grand celebration for all Indians. This day has central significance in Indian history. On August 15, 1947, India got its independence from the colonial rule of the British government. After 200 years of imprisonment, India established a great model as the world’s largest democracy. With the countless sacrifices of our notable and reputed freedom fighters, we attained freedom from the monarchy of the British Empire. Independence day is not only a celebration but, it is an emotion for us. On this honorable day, we pay tribute to all those freedom fighters who lost their lives for their motherland without any single thought.
From slaves of the British army to independent individuals, India has come a long way. It is the 75th year of our independence. Being an Indian, it is a day of mixed emotions. On the one hand, we are happy and celebrate our freedom, and, on the other hand, we get emotional after remembering those old terrible days. But all in all, we are fortunate to get such courageous freedom fighters who fearlessly fought the British army and bound them to go back to their native place.
Significance of Independence Day
For every Indian, independence day is a day for remembering the sacrifice of all noble and late freedom fighters. The independence that we got is the precious gift of our forefathers. We must respect their contribution and sacrifice. And in honour of this, we warmly celebrate independence day every year with the same enthusiasm and respect.
It is a national holiday in India. It is observed throughout the nation with flag hosting, parades, and various cultural programs. Our first PM, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, hoisted the flag at Lahori Gate of Red Fort for the first time on August, 15,1947. And from that onwards, it became the chief part of the independence day celebration.
We have a massive list of freedom fighters who fearlessly fought for this freedom, such as Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi, Rani Laxmi Bai, Bhim Rao Ambedkar, and much more. They all are the real gems of our nation and always remain alive in our hearts.
This year, India celebrates its 75th independence day. Under the leadership of our respected current PM, Shri Narender Modi, India got huge recognition on the global level. All nations, including our neighbouring countries, with us on our Independence day. It helps to build strong diplomatic relations with them.
Some Majorly Important Movement that Shocked the Roots of the British Army
We got this freedom after several sacrifices. Without any single thought, our beloved freedom fighters lay down their lives. This independence is a valuable gift given by our respected leaders and freedom fighters. The path of freedom was full of pain and struggles. We got this independence after several years of struggle. Here are some of the most prominent freedom movements that discomfit the Britisher:-
- Swadeshi Movement:- This movement played an essential role in the history of the independence movement. It contributed to generating nationalism in the country. It started on August 07, 1905.
- Quit India Movement:- It is also known as the August movement. This is an epic movement in Indian history. The All India Congress Committee led this movement.
- The Rebellion of 1857:- Another movement in Indian history that brings all Indians together to rebel against the ill-treatment of Britishers. Bahadur shah Jawahar(The last Mughal Emperor ) led the campaign at Meerut Cantt. Mangal Pandey was the central attraction of this movement.
- Dandi March:- Salt March or Namak Satyagraha was one of the most prominent movements in the history of the freedom movement. It was led by our father of the nation “Mahatma Gandhi.”
- Khilafat Movement:- It is known as the Indian-Muslim movement (1919-1924). It was launched by Shukat Ali, Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar, Hakim Ajmal Khan and much more. Under this movement, Indian Muslims demanded a separate nation for them, leading to the path of partition.
The above-highlighted movements are the most significant movements in Indian history that changed the whole picture of Indian society. Due to several such movements, we are free today from the monarchy. Now we are in free India and have all the rights to live a respectable life. It is all because of our ancestors who led the freedom movement.
Independence Day is the day of our nation’s, or we can say the birthday of free India. We need to maintain the dignity of our country. And secure our nation from unnecessary problems such as terrorism, racism, castism and, employment. Being an Indian, it’s our responsibility to follow the law and influence others to do the same.
We would love to congratulate all of us on Independence day. Celebrate this day with full passion and honor. Don’t forget to follow the advice of higher authorities. And please follow the covid protocol.