15 August 2021, Independence Day
Today we all are here to acknowledge our privilege of being born in a Free India and celebrate the 75th Independence Day of our country. We need to ask those born before 1947, to know the pangs of anguish of being enslaved under a colonial rule. For every Indian in those days, it was indeed a Herculean task to fight against those powerful giants - the British. Those difficult times and struggles must not be allowed to fade away from our memories. Hence, every Independence Day, we not only celebrate our freedom, but we also pay tribute to the ones who fought for it, to the ones who held a vision for our country, and to the ones who sacrificed themselves for the same. Independence Day marks the end of British rule in 1947 and the establishment of a free and independent Indian nation.
Every year on 15 August, Independence Day is celebrated as a national holiday in India when people remember the long phase of our nation's independence from British rule. On August 15, 1947, India gained independence after a series of movements in which many freedom fighters sacrificed their lives. After independence, on 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Indian Prime Minister to raise the National Flag at the Red Fort near Delhi's Lahore Gate. By unfurling the National Flag and singing the National Anthem, students, teachers, parents and other individuals come together to celebrate Independence Day. The Indian prime minister in the national capital New Delhi, at Red Fort, also hosts our National Flag. After that, the salute is given by firing 21 guns and a helicopter showers tricolour flowers on the flag. The colours in our flag represent different things; saffron signifies courage and sacrifice, white signifies peace and truth, green signifies faith and chivalry. In the centre of our flag, there is an Ashok chakra that contains 24 evenly distributed spikes. We recall the great sacrifices of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Raj Guru, Gandhiji and other daring freedom fighters on this special day for their unforgettable contribution to India's independence.
It is our responsibility, as proud citizens of this country, to sincerely perform our duty and progress together for the growth and development of our country. Keeping the sacrifices of our ancestors in mind, we should take an oath, to carve a better future for our motherland. We celebrate Independence Day every year on15 August as a national holiday in India to commemorate the independence of the nation from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947. This was the day on which the provisions of the Indian Independence Act of 1947 came into effect, which transferred legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. Independence corresponded with India's partition,
The idea of being an independent nation, where sovereign power lies with us to determine our future, places a huge responsibility on our shoulders. The significance of its beautiful story is that this nation has gained respect from the world for the democratic route chosen by it. We can proudly say that India has never invaded any country in its 10000 years of history. On this occasion, our thoughts turn first to Mahatma Gandhi, the man behind our struggle for freedom and the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice for our country's liberty. We are also reminded of the relentless struggle of our great patriots who liberated our motherland from colonial rule.
Gandhiji was seeking liberty from both foreign rule and the indigenous social chains that had long incarcerated our society. Every other Indian was guided on a path of self-belief and hope for a better future. Democracy gives us the right to live freely as proud citizens of a country. Today, we are fortunate to live in one, due to the vision and sacrifice of our freedom fighters. There is a big celebration each year in New Delhi at Rajpath, where the national anthem is sung after the Prime Minister hoists the flag. Also, a salute is given to the national flag by firing 21 guns with the national anthem, and flowers are also showered via helicopter. All the forces take part in parades. In the end, we cannot merely say that 15th August is solely about freedom. This day is a plethora of emotions, it reminds us of the pain of being enslaved; of the strength in unity; it defines sacrifice, it gives us an example that some wars can be won with non-violence and of all the things, it makes us value and cherish the freedom we have today. It is our responsibility, as proud citizens of this country, to sincerely perform our duty and progress together for the growth and development of our country. Keeping the sacrifices of our ancestors in mind, we should take an oath, to carve a better future for our motherland.
After independence, in our nation, we acquired all our fundamental rights. We should all be proud to be an Indian, and we should admire our fortune to have been born in the land of Independent India. From 1857 to 1947, the lives of many freedom fighters and several decades of struggle were sacrificed. For the independence of India, an Indian soldier (Mangal Pandey) in the British force first raised his voice against the British. Several great freedom fighters later struggled and spent their entire lives only to gain freedom.
The sacrifices of all the freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, Khudi Ram Bose and Chandra Sekhar Azad, who lost their lives at an early age just to fight for their country, can never be forgotten. Gandhiji was a great Indian figure who gave Indians a great lesson in non-violence. We are so lucky to have been given a land of peace and happiness by our forefathers, where we can sleep all night without fear and enjoy the whole day at school or home. People celebrate Independence Day by hoisting the national flag and reciting the national anthem.
We all should keep the following quotes in our mind,
Freedom in mind
Faith in Words
Pride in our soul
Let’s all salute our nation