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 symbol of 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 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 satyagrah, 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 

  1. Freedom Struggle
  2. Nature of the Revolt of 1857
  3. Indian National Congress (I. N. C.)
  4. Partition of Bengal
  5. Rowlatt Act and Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
  6. Khilafat movement and Non-Cooperation Movement
  7. Salt March(Satyagraha and Three Round Table Conference)
  8. The Government of India Act, 1935
  9. Congress Ministries Resign and Pakistan Resolution
  10. Quit India Movement
  11. Azad Hind Fauj
  12. Mount-batten Plan and the Indian Independence Act

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