SIgnificance Of Independence Day In India

Education News | May-05-2021

SIgnificance Of Independence Day In India

August 15 marks a very special day in Indian history.
India has become the largest democracy in the world and will be celebrating 74 years of Independence this year. Attaining freedom from British Rule in 1947, was not easy for the country. India was under British rule for 200 long years before achieving its independence. The Partition of India and Pakistan also occurred the same day. Pakistan celebrates its independence day on 14th August.
The non-violence movement led by Mahatma Gandhi was significant in achieving independence. His and other freedom fighters’ efforts freed us from 200 years of being ruled over. People of every religion, caste, color, and creed actively participated in the freedom struggle.

Many women freedom fighters like Vijay Laxmi Pandit, Sarojini Naidu, Kasturba Gandhi, Kamala Nehru, Annie Besant also participated in the freedom movement. Every year Independence Day is marked with great celebration and festivities. At the Red Fort, a big event takes place in honor of Independence where our country’s Prime Minister and President are also present. The Prime Minister of the country then hoists the flag and addresses the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort. People wait eagerly in the morning to listen to the speech of the Prime Minister of India on TV. The national flag is also given a 21-gun salute on Independence Day. The 15th of August is commemorated by a national holiday.

Independence Day is celebrated in schools across the nations with Flag hoisting ceremonies and the National Anthem is played at the end of the event.

By- Simran Raghav

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