Independence Day is an annual celebration of the day India gained freedom from foreign rule. It was a notable day for our country, for following quite a while of battling against the British principle India was authoritatively free. Indians praise this day yearly, setting aside the effort to recollect the saint’s that helped us gain Independence.
India Independence Day, 15 August 2020: History, Date, Facts, Significance, and Celebration
Indian Independence Day History
India had been administered by the British for quite a long while. For around 100 years India was governed by the East India Company. In 1757 the Company won the Battle of Plassey began applying power once again India. In 1957 India had it’s first resistance to the unfamiliar guideline wherein nearly the whole nation joined against the British. Tragically, India was crushed however after that Indian guideline went to the British crown who governed until India was autonomous.
India’s freedom struggle has inspired the world for it was the most non-violent campaign in the world. The leaders who arose to lead the freedom movement are remembered with a reverence not just in India, but all over the world.
Indian Independence Day Dates
India gained independence on 15th August 1947 at midnight. Our first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, gave a beautifully worded speech starting with the words, “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”
Unfortunately, as India got independence, it was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan. Pakistan celebrates it’s Independence Day on 14th August rather than 15th August though.
Indian Independence Day Facts
India has been independent for 73 years.
India’s space program is among the top five space programs in the world
India has had 14 prime ministers.
India has only had one female prime minister.
India’s national animal is the tiger.
India is the 7th largest country in the world
India is the largest democracy in the world.
India’s national flower is the Indian Lotus.
Indian Independence Day Significance and Celebration
People make an effort to wear the national or their local dress to celebrate their nation and culture. Kite flying is also an Independence Day tradition, with people of all ages flying kites to represent the freedom we attained on this day.
The prime minister will take part in a flag-raising ceremony at the Red Fort in Old Delhi and a parade with members of the armed forces and police. The prime minister then delivers a speech to the country, speaking on the country’s accomplishments during the past year and outlining some of the countries goals for the future.