Each year our entire nation celebrates the victory of independence on August 15. The day remembers our patriots, freedom fighters, and nationalists who sacrificed their lives to make our country free from colonial rule. We completed 75 years of independence and commemorate the beginning of the 76th year in 2022. Every citizen warmly honours this day with respect in their hearts.
In 1947, India became independent from British rule. And our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, hoisted Tiranga on the Lahori Gate of Red Fort, Delhi. After two centuries of colonial rule, the nation attained freedom on this day. Revolutionists like Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Chandrashekhar Azaad, and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel heralded the struggle for independence across the country. The nation pays its respects to these freedom fighters by remembering their contributions.
History Of Independence Day
The British Parliament mandated Lord Mountbatten to transfer the power to the Indian government on June 30, 1948. However, it did not go as decided because the Indian leaders objected to the delay in granting freedom.
To respect the wishes of Indian leaders, Lord Mountbatten decided to prepone the independence date and justified it to British Parliament that delay in granting freedom would lead to bloodshed and riots.
Mountbatten insisted on choosing August 15 as the independence date for India as Japan surrendered on the same date in 1945 during World War II. August 15, 1947, was the second anniversary of Japan’s surrender. As a result, on June 4, 1947, the Independence Bill passed in the British House of Commons and India got separated into two nations, India and Pakistan.
Themes Of Independence Day
This year the theme of Independence Day is “Nation First, Always First.” The government promotes this theme by organising various cultural events, performances, and campaigns. 15th August is a national holiday, and all the citizens come together to celebrate the glory of independence.
The Prime Minister hoists the national flag and addresses the nation on this eventful day. The celebration of this Independence Day is devoted to all the front-line workers, including the physicians, nurses, paramedics, and all other health workers.
Some of the previous years’ themes of Independence Day:
- Atmanirbhar Bharat – 2020
- Support Our Troops, Salute Our Troops – 2019
- One Country, One People – 2018
Different Colours Of This Independence Day Celebration
The government has decided to celebrate the day with various events and campaigns. The completion of 75 years of independence is being commemorated all over the country with harmony and unity. The following events make this year’s freedom celebration special:
Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
The campaign of Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav officially started on 12th March 2021 and will end on 15 August 2023. It encourages the citizens to come together and celebrate our freedom together. The campaign is dedicated to all the people who contribute to activating India 2.0, fuelled by Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Har Ghar Tiranga
The Har Ghar Tiranga campaign initiates the spirit of brotherhood and collectiveness among the citizens of India. They are encouraged to hoist the national flag at home and celebrate the nation’s independence. This initiative promotes and enhances patriotic spirit and nationalism.
Free Entry To ASI Monuments
All the buildings under the Archaeological Survey of India are free for public visits from August 5 to August 15. The government decided to take this measure so that people can go, witness, and understand the rich cultural heritage of our country.
Launch of AzadiSAT
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched Small Satellite Launch Vehicle on August 7. It also has a CubeSat formed by 750 girls students and 75 Femto experiments with selfie cameras to click pictures. The launch is also part of the 75th Independence Day celebration.
Therefore, we celebrate Independence Day to remember the freedom struggle and pay tribute to the nation. On this day, all the citizens come together and celebrate the glory of independence. The day promotes brotherhood and patriotism among the citizens. Various cultural events, seminars, and campaigns are organized across the country that reflects upon the theme. AMICI family wishes everyone a harmonious independence day. Jai Hind!