Every year India celebrates 15th of August as Independence Day. This day is significant for the Indian. After the slavery of years, India got independence on the same day from British rule, 15 August 1947. This day has been declared as a gazetted holiday throughout India to honor the great sacrifice of our countrymen.
On August 15, 2017, India is going to celebrate the 71st Independence Day celebrations. This year, Independence Day celebrations will be different and very special too. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a wish to make the Independence Day special from his party colleagues in his party’s parliamentary party meeting.
On this day, National offices, banks, post offices, markets, shops, businesses, institutes remain closed. But, public transport is not affected at all. The people of India celebrated with enthusiasm in India’s capital Delhi.Educational institutions including schools, colleges, and public communities also celebrate this day.
August 15, 2017 (71st Independence Day)
On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, The People Republic of India celebrate the Independence Day. India will celebrate 71st Independence Day in 2017 this year. On 15 August 1947, the first Independence Day was celebrated in India.
History of India’s Independence Day
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati started the greatness of the first freedom struggle of 1857 and Mangal Pandey gave his life to Bharat Mata and the spark turned into a Mahasangram, which included Rani Lakshmibai, Tatya Tope, Nana Saheb of Jhansi, Ramprasad Bismil, Ashfaq, Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev etc. for the country, martyr for ‘Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna’ Have become. Tilak lent his leniency to Swaraj’s and Subhash Chandra Bose said, “Give me blood, I will give you freedom.”
Midnight on August 15, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru declared India as an independent country, where he delivered the speech “Trieste Destiny”. During his speech, he said,
When the world sleeps at the touch of the midnight hour, India will wake up to life and freedom. Today we ended our misfortune, and India again searched for itself.
After this, the Assembly members vowed to give their services to the country with full integrity. Officially the National Flag was presented to the Assembly. So India became officially an independent country and Nehru and Viceroy Lord Mountbatten, respectively, became Prime Minister and Governor General. Mahatma Gandhi was not involved in this celebration. He stayed in Calcutta and kept a 24-hour fast for promoting peace among Hindus and Muslims. See Details: History of India
Independence Day Celebration
Happiness spreads around the day when the Independence Day approaches. All major government buildings are decorated with lights. The tricolor flag is hoisted on houses and other buildings. Independence Day, August 15 is a national holiday, the holiday of this day should be commemorated by remembering the sacrifices made by brave freedom fighters to every citizen. A week before Independence Day, the spirit of patriotism is encouraged by organizing special events and programs. Programs related to this topic are broadcast on radio stations and television channels. Films about martyr’s stories are shown and stories and reports related to national sentiment are published.
Independence Day will be celebrated throughout India as a national holiday in India.On August 14, at 8 pm, the President sends messages to his countrymen, which is broadcast on radio and television.
After paying tribute to freedom fighters and leaders of the Indian Independence Movement who sacrificed their lives, Prime Minister of India will deliver his speech on Independence Day mentioning the achievements of last year, important social issues and their solution, further development of the country, education Etc. are underlined. Grand March is done by Paramilitary Forces and Indian soldiers. Independence Day is celebrated in different states of different cultural traditions where the Chief Minister of every state hovers the national flag
Almost all government and non-government institutions, educational institutes, some private institutions, including the flag hoisting, national anthem, parade ceremonies and other cultural programs are all over the country. The flag is hoisted by the Principal in schools and colleges and then the parade and cultural program are further extended by the students there. On this day, government offices, buildings etc. are decorated with lights, flowers and other decorative objects. People display their dedication and commitment towards the country through different lengths of flags.
During the celebration of Independence Day, some areas are declared a “no fly zone” to avoid air strikes on this occasion. Additional security forces are engaged throughout the country to ensure the security. This program is broadcast live on television for the people of the entire country.
People celebrate this occasion by watching movies with their friends, family. On this day children take the tricolor in their hands and put ‘Jai Jawan Jai Jai Kisan’ and other famous slogans.
Importance and symbol of Independence Day in India
Another symbol of Independence Day kite flying game is. A lot of kites are seen in the sky, those who celebrate the independence of India by blowing their own roofs. Different types, sizes, and colors of kites and tricolor are available in the market. On this day, the skills of your struggle are performed by kite flying.
Prabhatfari is taken out by schools and institutions in which children, youths and old patriotic songs are sung for the memory of those brave heroes.
Famous and inspiring statement of freedom fighters, slogans
Vande Mataram: Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan: Lal Bahadur Shastri
Jai Hind: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Swaraj is my birthright, and I will take it: Kaka Baptista and Bal Gangadhar Tilak used it
Inklab Zindabad: Muslim leader Hasrat Mohani gave this slogan, which later became synonymous to Bhagat Singh’s name
Events of August 15, 2017
1- India’s President, Pranab Mukherjee, will address the nation on August 14, 2017, at 7.00 p.m.
2- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the flag at the 7th morning at the Red Fort on August 15
3- On this occasion, the national anthem will be singing ‘Jana Gana Mana’
4- Salute from guns and guns to pay homage to freedom fighters on Red Fort
5- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 7.10 am
6- After his speech, Marching Ceremonies, Parade Ceremonies, and Closing Ceremonies will be started.
India is a country with a rich cultural heritage and it is the world’s largest democracy. The citizens here are committed to taking the country to higher heights. As soon as the tricolor wakes up in the sky, every citizen promises to work hard to increase the glory of the country and takes a firm resolve to make India a nation that is always firm for human values.
For any country, the effect of history on its future journey is obvious. Because of this, the present generation should aware of the ancestor’s sacrifice. Be respectful towards them. This day is very important for the current generation. So that they can take the lessons from history. So as a citizen of the country we should not repeat the old mistakes.
The importance of August 15 has increased even in our lives. The country is facing many challenges within and outside boundaries.Social, political and religious stability in the country is constantly under threat. It is now the responsibility of today’s youth to realize the spirit of that magical night of 1947 and move on to the path shown by freedom fighters.