Independence Day 2022: Every year, 15th August is celebrated as Independence day. It was on this day that India received freedom from the British Empire in 1947 and the Indian national flag was hoisted by the first prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru above the Lahori Gate of Red Fort in Delhi. This year marks the 75th Independence day. This day is celebrated across the nation with much ardour and pride, with people coming together to remember the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and leaders who dedicated their lives to free our nation.
The Indian freedom fighters started many movements that in some way or the other helped broke the chains of slavery. The credit goes to our valiant freedom fighters who didn’t hesitate for once to give up their lives to free us from the British rule.
As we commemorate the occasion, let us take a look at the history and significance of this important day.
History of Independence Day
The British ruled over India for almost two centuries, starting from 1757. The British Empire first set foot in India through its trading company called The East India Company in Surat, Gujarat, in 1619. Their rule became oppressive and sowed the seeds of rebellion in the minds of Indians. Leaders and freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, and Bhagat Singh heralded the freedom struggle across the nation.
We all know well that the Britishers ruled over India for almost two centuries. It was somewhere around the 1600s that the Britishers came into India as traders and set up their East India Company in Surat. Soon, they wanted to rule all over India. In the span of the next 200 years, many wars were waged against these Britishers.
Renowned freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Chandrashekhar Azad, and a few others had a significant impact on the plan of the Britishers. During the 1940s, the revolt of Indians became quite violent and aggressive toward the Britishers and they had no option but to leave India.
Significance of Independence Day 2022
The Indian Independence Bill was introduced in the British House of Commons on 4 July 1947, and was passed within 15 days. On 15 August 1947, the British rule over India ended and marked history. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the tricolour from the Red Fort in Delhi for the very first time. Thereafter, every year on Independence Day, the national flag is hoisted at the Red Fort by the Prime Minister followed by an address to the nation.
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Independence Day 2022 Theme
This year, the theme of the 75th Independence Day would be ‘Nation First, Always First. This year the Olympians who won medals at the Tokyo Olympics would get special invites to the event.
How is 75th Independence Day Special?
This year, the government has come up with a lot of initiatives to celebrate Independence Day. Read below to know the details and be a part of the same.
Azadi ka Mohotsav
It is an initiative by the government of India to mark the 75 years of independence and to celebrate its history, significance, and importance. It is an honor to all those people who have helped India to realize its potential and further strengthen the vision of India which is the Atmnirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). The program Aazaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav started on 12th March 2021 and shall end on 15th August 2023.
Har Ghar Tiranga
This year with the efforts of the government we as citizens of India need to strengthen the Har Ghar Tiranga Movement. All of us need to hoist the tricolor and display it in our homes between the 13th to 15th of August. This will develop our connection with the National Flag.
Here are some of the interesting places to visit to celebrate India’s Independence Day:
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