Independence Day can be called the most auspicious day for our India and the people of it as on this day the nation got independence from the United Kingdoms. Freeing ourselves from the United Kingdom could have been a difficult task if some of our freedom fighters would not have contributed their lives for independence. This day is observed as a national holiday in India as a mark of respect to our freedom fighters. This year will be the 70th year for our Independent India. Independence coincided with the partition of India, in which the British India was divided along religious lines into the Dominations of India and Pakistan which was accompanied by violent riots and mass casualties and also the displacement of nearly 15 million people due to religious violence. On 15th August 1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian National Flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each subsequent Independence Day, the prime minister customarily raises the flag and gives an address to the nation.
On this day, the holiday is observed throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. There is a national holiday, and schools and government offices distribute sweets, but no official work is done.
There are many slogans of our great freedom fighters which still have a great significance in our lives. Lets take a look at them:
1 “Jai Hind” by Subhash Chandra Bose:
The most influential leader of his time, Subhash Chandra Bose used a slogan which says,’Jai Hind’ had a great impact on the people of India.
2 “Vande Mataram” by Bankim Chandra Bose:
This freedom fighter is famous for his slogan Vande Mataram which is a poem from his novel Anandmath in 1882, written in Bengali and Sanskrit. This slogan played a vital role in our freedom movement.
3 “Swaraj Mera JanamSiddh Adhikar Hai Aur Main Ise Lekar Rahunga” by Bal Gangadhar Tilak:
A popular slogan adopted by Bal Gangadhar Tilak was ‘Swaraj Mera JanamSiddh Adhikar Hai Aur Main Ise Lekar Rahunga’. This slogan was coined by Kaka Baptista in our fight for independence. This slogan not only motivated the people but also provoked the people to show their love for country.
4. “Inquilab Zindabad” by Bhagat Singh:
Inquilab Zindabad was one of the best slogans to provoke the people to fight for the nation. This slogan was coined by Muslim leader Hasrat Mohani.
5. “Araam Haraam Hai” by Jawaharlal Nehru:
Araam Haraam Hai was one of the slogans which evolved as a fire in the hearts of freedom fighters to lay their lives for the nation and its freedom struggle.
We wish all our readers a very Happy Independence Day!!