Indian Independence Day

Indian Independence Day is the biggest occasion of Indians. The entire country observes the national holiday on the day. On 15th August 1947, Indians celebrated their first Independence Day. Every year on 15th August they observe this special day to celebrate their freedom from the bondage of the British. Indian Independence Day secures a special emotion in the heart of the Indians. After 200 years of bondage, Indians have got to savor the independence. On the specific day patriotism float in the air and people celebrate the grand day with great zeal. The Official observation of the special day is held at the Red Fort in New Delhi. The whole country adorns the tri-color look.

This special occasion of Indian Independence Day reminds us of the meaningful contribution of the freedom fighters. Thus, while celebrating the event, Indians recall the deeds of the brave martyred without whom, achieving independence was next to impossible.

Background history of the Indian Independence Day

The date 15th August marks an important position in Indian’s life. The occasion reminds them if the past unfair activities that their ancestors had suffered from. The developing country in which the Indians are residing used to do the slavery of the British once. The slavery begins when the East India Company stepped on the country in the 1600s. The merchants tricked the innocent Indians and started controlling their authority.

The East India Company developed its military camp and took over the country’s administrative control. Indians, being weak surrendered to the British. This is how they established their power. Showing their enormous power and strength, they started to capture the local areas and started ruling on the portion. In fact, within a very short period from their arrival, they suppress the maximum parts of India by founding their grip. By 1858, the British have overpowered entire India.

Day after day the Indians become the hunt of their unfair rule. Their harsh behavior upon the Indians was gradually increasing. The British deprived the Indians of their deserving. Moreover, they made tough rules for the Indians. Several Indian leaders tried hard to free their motherland from the foothold of the British. Finally, following the Jalinawallah Bagh massacre, Indians took a crucial step to take their revenge.

With hard efforts and sacrifice of the Indian leaders such as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Sarojini Naidu, Vallabhbhai Patel, and many other India finally able to achieve her freedom on 15th August 1947. At the midnight of the very day, Jawaharlal Nehru claimed the independence of the country by pronouncing the popular speech ‘tryst with destiny’. Following that event each year Indians peacefully observe this great event of Indian Independence Day annually to pay a tribute to the freedom fighters and show their love for their motherland.

Observation of the Indian Independence Day

Indians celebrate the special day in a decent manner by hoisting their tricolor national flag. Along with that, cultural functions are held across the word in school, colleges, and universities and even in localities. In New Delhi Red Fort, where the Indian Independence Day is celebrated officially is grand. The president of the country delivers on a speech on the nation and the success story of the great martyred. The Prime Minister of the country also presents his valuable speech. The event starts with flag hoisting by the Indian Prime minister. After that 21 gunshots are synchronized with the singing of the Indian’s national anthem Jana Gana Mana.

The official celebration of Indian Independence Day does not end here. It is just the beginning. Following the hoisting, the army, navy, and air forces engage themselves in different activities. To honor the freedom fighters they participate in parades, march-past, etc. The observation is telecasted live in every channel and national Channels.

Along with the capital city, the observation takes place in several parts of the country. The country is highlighted with the three main colors green white and saffron. Different schools, colleges, universities, local clubs arrange a small cultural program to present their homage to their motherland and salute to their freedom fighters. Students decorate their school and begin the event by lifting the national flag. After the flag-raising ceremony, every individual sing and perform on the patriotic songs. The students recite patriotic poems.

Some of the schools and colleges take out parade processions as a part of their celebration. The procession holders play different musical instruments and perform March past. In the local areas, the residents play patriotic songs throughout the day. The streets are decorated with national flags.

Moreover, people from several parts of the country, especially in the central and northern cities, have started a custom of flying kites. This custom or ritual is significant. In 1927 when independence was just a few years ahead the captivated Indians flew kites with the ‘Go Back Simon’ slogan. Since the incident, flying of the kites on the annual celebration of the Independence Day has become a ritual.

Apart from all these, people involve in the homely celebration too by lifting the national flag from the rooftop. Moreover, Indians find different means of celebrating this great day. Different quizzes and drawing competitions are arranged in schools, colleges, and localities.

Significance of observing the Indian Independence Day Celebration

For Indians, Independence Day is like a re-birth of their motherland. On 15th August 1947, the British rulers finally handed the authority of India to the Indian citizens at midnight. The date reminds them of the immense struggle of the freedom fighters. The new birth of India has given the opportunity of developing to every Indian. After the midnight of 15th August 1947, the moment for which Indians were waiting for the past 200 years arose. When the rest of the world was sleeping India relished her new beginning. Indian Independence Day is a proud moment for every Indian. Today’s progress in India is possible for the past efforts of the freedom strugglers. They made it for us sacrificing their life. Now it is the duty of every Indian to recall their memory and their brave actions. For paying respect and tribute to those heroes, the Indian Independence Day celebration has become an essential part of the life of Indians.

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