INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
When we think of Independence Day celebration the first thing that pops in our mind is Indian Flag hoisting. Why not, that is what we have done from our school days and our children will continue too. Knowing the significance is important. Hoisting Indian flag represents our freedom and nationalism. British ruled over India for two centuries and after decades of struggle, India finally attained Independence on 15 August 1947. On that day our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian flag for the first time on Red fort as a symbol of Freedom.
This year, given the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Independence Day celebrations won’t be an enormous affair and there won’t be an equivalent rampart at the Red Fort. Unlike other years, enthusiasts from around the country won’t be ready to attend the celebrations this point.
On 15th August 2020, Wednesday, the Union Ministry has allowed the Independence Day 2020 celebrations but made it mandatory for the attendees to take care of social distance, follow health protocols and wear facemasks.
The guidelines say that the number of guests are going to be limited and no kids are going to be allowed to attend the ceremony. Several government agencies are going to be helping within the preparation of the Independence Day 2020 event at Red Fort.
Among everything, social distancing is going to be the divisor of the event and a minimum of six-feet distance are going to be maintained between two guests. The seats are going to be limited and guests are going to be seated at the lower level of the ramparts.
Independence Day Celebration 2020
Independence Day 2020 celebration is going to be completely dedicated to Corona fighters or warriors, including doctors, paramedics staff, policemen, nurses and other healthcare workers. presumably, they’ll be invited to the Red Fort for the celebrations. the house Ministry, in its advisory, mentioned that COVID-19 warriors should be invited and their contribution and work should be recognised within the fight against the virus.
Unsung heroes who dreamt about India’s Freedom
Hoisting Indian flag was not a light deed before Independence; it could even cost them their lives. Tiruppur Kumaran a young freedom fighter from Indian Independence movement, who led a protest on the bank of a river in Tiruppur was attacked by police and died holding an Indian flag in his hand. He was just 28 then.
Tara Rani Srivastav was a freedom fighter from Bihar. She and her husband were Gandhi’s followers and took part in Quit India Movement. They led the march holding an Indian flag to hoist at a near police station. Her husband was assaulted by police and was injured severely; even then her will for freedom didn’t change. She lost her husband that day and still continued to take part in the freedom struggle.
There are many unsung heroes like them. They sacrificed everything they had to make the dream of freedom become reality. We are greatly indebted to them. We can’t reimburse their losses but at least we can be inspired by their dedication and build a Magnificent India on the foundation they laid. You don’t have to lead protests or go on satyagraha, just be a responsible citizen make simple efforts like voting for a right leader, helping someone in need or just following the traffic rules is enough.
Know More About Our Freedom Struggle
- Freedom Struggle
- Nature of the Revolt of 1857
- Indian National Congress (I. N. C.)
- Partition of Bengal
- Rowlatt Act and Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
- Khilafat movement and Non-Cooperation Movement
- Salt March(Satyagraha and Three Round Table Conference)
- The Government of India Act, 1935
- Congress Ministries Resign and Pakistan Resolution
- Quit India Movement
- Azad Hind Fauj
- Mount-batten Plan and the Indian Independence Act