Independence is the most significant word for any nation in this world. The sweetest also. Everyone wants to be independent in his personal life. And also every nation, country or individual wants to be independent. Here in this article, you will know details about the independence day of India as well as the history of India’s independence and celebration of independence day in India. Let’s take a look.
Independence Day History
At the 1929 Lahore session of the Indian National Congress, the Purna Swaraj statement, or “Affirmation of the Independence of India” was promulgated, and 15 August was pronounced as Independence Day. The Congress approached individuals to promise themselves to common insubordination and “to do the Congress directions issued every once in a while” until the point that India achieved finish independence. The celebration of such an Independence Day was imagined to stir nationalistic intensity among Indian residents and to drive the British government to consider conceding independence. The Congress watched 26 January as the Independence Day somewhere in the range of 1930 and 1946. The festival was set apart by gatherings where the chaperones took the “vow of independence”. Jawaharlal Nehru depicted in his collection of memoirs that such gatherings were tranquil, serious, and “with no addresses or exhortation”. Gandhi visualized that other than the gatherings, the day would be spent ” in doing some productive work, regardless of whether it is turning, or administration of ‘untouchables,’ or get-together of Hindus and Mussalmans, or preclusion work, or even all these together”. Following real freedom in 1947, the Constitution of India became effective on and from 26 January 1950; from that point forward 26 January is praised as Republic Day.
A great many Muslim, Sikh and Hindu outcasts trekked the recently attracted outskirts the months encompassing independence. In Punjab, where the fringes separated the Sikh districts in equal parts, gigantic carnage took after; in Bengal and Bihar, where Mahatma Gandhi’s essence alleviated collective tempers, the viciousness was relieved. Altogether, somewhere in the range of 250,000 and 1,000,000 individuals on the two sides of the new fringes kicked the bucket in the violence. While the whole country was commending the Independence Day, Gandhi remained in Calcutta trying to stem the carnage. On 14 August 1947, the Independence Day of Pakistan, the new Dominion of Pakistan appeared; Muhammad Ali Jinnah was confirmed as its first Governor General in Karachi.
The Constituent Assembly of India met for its fifth session at 11 pm on 14 August in the Constitution Hall in New Delhi. The session was led by the president Rajendra Prasad. In this session, Jawaharlal Nehru conveyed the Tryst with Destiny discourse declaring India’s Independence.
Independence Day Celebration in India
Every year 15th August is celebrated in India with full dignity and joy. This day is a govt holiday in India. The day is celebrated in every single part of India by local government. But the main center point of celebration is Red Fort in the capital of the country New Delhi. With the unfurling of the national flag by the prime minister the celebration starts. This is followed by televised speech. The speech consists of recent achievement of the nation and development plants of India in future. A tribute is given to the freedom fighters of India on this independence day.
Kite flying is celebrated in northern and central part of India on this day. People express their feelings in this way with various form of celebration. People share their feelings with the use of different national flags. They decorate their house, cars etc with a tricolor national flag. The Indians all over the world celebrate this day from different countries.
The national flag is hoisted by almost all government school, colleges, universities and other institutions. This day shows the togetherness of Indian people, their dedication to the country. This is one of the most colorful celebrated days in India.
Nehru’s Speech On Independence Day
Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister of India. He was a learned man and can feel the pluses of every indian. Nehru’s message is called the voice of freedom. The speech was delivered on 14th August midnight. The speech was related to India and the freedom that they had achieved. That speech inspires every true Indian souls to wake up and do something for their country. The speech aimed for building a new hope and a new India.
Independence Day Pictures
Here are some Independence day pictures that you can take a look.