Independence Day

15 August 2020

πŸ‘‰ On 15th August 2020 we will celebrate our 74th Independence Day.

August 15, 1947 was the most fortunate and important day in Indian history, when our Indian freedom fighters sacrificed everything and gained independence for the country of India. Along with India's independence, Indians elected their first Prime Minister as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who hoisted the tricolor flag for the first time at the Red Fort in the national capital, New Delhi. Today every Indian celebrates this special day as a celebration.

Independence Day is celebrated every year by the people of India on 15 August 1947 as a national holiday to commemorate India's independence from the British Empire. On this day, Shradanjali is given to those great India leaders, under whose leadership the people of India became free forever.


People celebrate the day of August 15 in their own style, someone makes this day memorable with friends and families, and someone spends their time watching patriotic songs and films, as well as there are many who participate in many cultural programs on this day. And through various mediums, the importance of Independence Day is propagated and broadcasted.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru declared independence of India with his speech “Tryst with Destiny ", at midnight of 15 August 1947. He also said in his speech that, after years of slavery, this is the time when we will fulfill our resolve and end our misfortune.

India is a country where crores of people of different religions, traditions, and cultures live together and celebrate this celebration of Independence Day with full joy. On this day, as Indians, we should be proud and promise that we will always be full of patriotism and honesty to protect our motherland from any kind of attack or humiliation.

Golden History of Independence Day

After the British took over India, we were slaves in our own country. Everything was ours like money, food grains, land but now we had no right over anyone. They used to collect arbitrary rent and the mind would cultivate it like a cash crop like indigo. This was especially seen in Champaran, Bihar. Whenever we opposed them, we would get a bigger answer, such as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

There is no lack of stories of Pratarana nor is lack of courageous movements of our freedom fighters, the result of their untiring efforts that this history is for us. The British looted us badly, an example of which is Kohinoor, which is now adorning the crown of their queen. But our cultural and historical heritage is still the most aristocratic and perhaps this is the reason that even today in our country, guests are worshiped like gods and whenever the British come to India we will continue to welcome them but remembering the history.


 

Contribution of freedom fighters

Our freedom fighters like Gandhiji, who have been an outstanding contributor to the struggle for freedom, were also the most popular. He taught everyone the truth, non-violence and it was non-violence that emerged as the biggest weapon and lit the lamp of hope even in the life of the weakest. Gandhiji made a concerted effort to remove many malpractices from the country and brought all sections together, due to which the fight became easier. It was the love of the people for them that people used to call them Bapu.

Everyone was peacefully protesting against the Simon Commission, but in the meantime the British started lathi charge and Lala Lajpat Rai died in it. After this, Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev, Rajguru murdered Sanders and in return he was punished by Fasi and he laughed and climbed on the plank of Fasi.

There are hundreds of names in this freedom struggle like Subhash Jandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmibai, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Rajendra Prasad, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad etc. whose contributions are incomparable.

 

Independence Day matters in a new era

The Independence Day celebrations are done with a lot of noise, from the ramparts of the Red Fort, every year our Honorable Prime Minister hoists the tricolor. After that some patriotic programs are presented along with the national anthem and his speech, which we can enjoy by presenting there or sitting at home and broadcasting it.

 

Every year the chief guests of this program are called from another country. Independence Day is our national festival and all schools, colleges and offices are closed on this occasion. This is a festival that the whole country celebrates as one group, but they are all different. Some wear a new dress and some celebrate patriotic songs and celebrate this day.

Independence Day celebrations |Check Covid-19 Guidelines

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued the guidelines for the Independence Day celebrations that will take place amid the cloud of coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 1.2 million people in the country

 

In Delhi…

The Ceremony at Red Fort consisting of the presentation of a Guard of Honour by the Armed Forces and the Delhi Police to the Prime Minister (Pradhan Mantri), unfurling of the National Flag accompanied by playing of the National Anthem and firing of 21-gun salute, speech by the Prime Minister, singing of the National Anthem immediately after PM's speech, and release of tricoloured balloons at the end. This will be followed by “At Home” reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

 


 

For States…

A ceremony in the morning (after 9.00 AM) in the State/Union Territory Capitals consisting of unfurling of the National Flag by the Chief Minister; playing of the National Anthem; presentation of Guard of Honour by the Police including Para-Military Forces, Home Guards, NCC, Scouts, etc; speech by the Chief Minister; and singing of the National Anthem.

In view of Covid-19 pandemic, large congregation in the ceremony be avoided. It is imperative that social distancing norms, wearing masks, etc., are followed.

 

Additional Guidelines-

 

1.    Districts, Sub Divisional blocs, Panchayat headquarters will follow similar protocols as the states.

2.    National Cadet Corps (NCC) will be invited. School children will not be allowed to participate in the events at the Red Fort.

3.    250 people will be invited to the Red Fort. This is instead of the 900-1000 people who are invited every year.

4.    To maintain social distancing, chairs will be placed in designated areas.

5.    Large congregations at the ceremony will also be avoided.

6.    Digital technology will be used to ensure maximum participation.

7.    Doctors, health care workers, sanitation workers among others could be invited to the ceremony as a recognition for their services. This could also include COVID-19 survivors.

8.    Performances of the Police and Military Bands will be recorded at places of historical significance. The recorded versions of these performances will be displayed through large screens, digital media during public functions. This will also include social media.

9.    The theme: "Aatmanirbhar Bharat" will be publicized through various activities during celebrations.

 

πŸ‘‰The conclusion
United we stand

 This festival reminds us not to forget history along with the sacrifice of immortal heroes, so that no one should be given the opportunity to rule on the pretext of trade and the young generation of today is introduced to their glorious history. Even if everyone has different ways to celebrate Independence Day, the purpose is the same.

Eliminate bribery, hoarding, black-marketing from the country. As citizens of India, neither abuse the freedom nor let others do it. Stay in the spirit of unity and avoid isolation, internal strife. Independence Day is very important for us. We have to do well and move the country forward.

 

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