Every year, the entire nation of India understands the patriotic feeling with the tricolor of saffron, white and dark green on August 15, which is celebrated as Independence Day in India. Here are some interesting facts about India's Independence Day:
1. Why only on August 15?
Although India gained its unofficial independence on July 18, 1947, however, on August 15 it was officially decided due to Mountbatten. He chose this day because this day was also recognized as the second anniversary of Japan's surrender to the Allied Forces in World War II.
2. Where was our national flag first deployed?
Do not! no Lal Qila, the national flag of India was first deployed on August 7, 1906, at Parsee Bagan Square in Calcutta, and had horizontal stripes of red, yellow and green.
3. Huge country but only 1 licensed flag production!
The Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission is authorized to make the glorious flag of India. Karnataka Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta Sangha in Dharwad is the only manufacturer of the flag, which uses cotton instead of the previous varieties.
4. Day 1 of the rivalry between Indo-Pak!
However, the Partition Plan was announced on June 3, 1947, but it was implemented on August 14, 1947 and on the same day that Pakistan was established. The next day, on August 15, 1947, the foundations of the Independent Sovereign Republic of India were established. The partition had cost more than one million lives, and almost 3.5 million Hindus and Sikhs emigrated from Pakistan to India and about 5 million Muslims from India to Pakistan.
5. Golden Journey
At the time of independence, the value of 10 grams of gold was Rs 88.62, and now it is around Rs 26,000 per 10 grams.
6. Pakistan's mistake
In 1947, if Pakistan had avoided the mistake of sending its tribe members to attack and conquer Jammu and Kashmir, it would finally have gone to Pakistan.
7. Goa was not part of free India
After freedom, Portugal played the game by altering its constitution and declared Goa as its state. But on December 19, 1961, the Indian armed forces conquered Goa and added it to India.
8. Lack of independence factor
Mahatma Gandhi, the principal architect of Independence, did not participate in the celebrations. Instead, I fasted all day in Calcutta, witnessing the flames of community violence in Bengal between Muslims and Hindus.
9. Our partners on August 15
Not only India but some other countries also celebrate August 15 as their Independence Day, such as South Korea, Bahrain and the Republic of the Congo.
10. From Karachi to Delhi
Lord Mountbatten was a busy guy at the time of independence, as he was part of the power transfer ceremony in Karachi on August 14, and the next day in Delhi also on August 15, 1947.
By: Preeti Narula