When we think of Indian Independence Day celebration, the first thing that pops in our mind is Indian Flag hoisting. Himalai IAS Coaching Centre in Bangalore spread awareness about social responsibilities current events for the civil service exams like IAS exams, KAS exams, IES exams, and other competitive exams.
- Hoisting Indian flag on the 73rd Independence Day 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.
- Hoisting Indian flag on the Indian Independence Day was not a light deed before Independence; it could even cost them their lives.
Few unheard Freedom Struggle of Individuals on Independence Day 2019
- Tiruppur Kumaran a young freedom fighter from Indian Independence movement, who led a protest on the bank of a river in Tirupur 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 lost her husband during the freedom struggle .Yet she fought for India.
- Velu Nachiyar was a freedom fighter who first created a bomb.She was one of the most daring freedom fighters of India.She lighted herself to destroy the stored ammunition by the British.
- Tarot Singh, an 18th-century freedom fighter who fought against the British government even without well equipment for the fight and was shot and captured by the British in January 1833.
Indian Independence History
- During the 17th century, India was enslaved by British East India Company because of their big military strength.
- Established their local kingdoms and forces all through India during the 18th century.
- Against the British rule people of India started great Independence revolution in 1857 and the Indian rebellion is called as Great Rebellion, the Revolt of 1857, the Indian Mutiny, the Uprising of 1857 and the Sepoy Mutiny.
- Indian freedom fighters made the British Crown realized to free control over India through that revolution (Government of India Act 1858).
- After the Revolt of 1857 various civic society emerged all across India, one among was the Indian National Congress Party formed in the year 1885.
- Non-violent movements have raised by the period dissatisfaction and those movements were led by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
- In 1929 Indian National Congress meeting at Lahore India was declared as Purna Swaraj. Until the complete independence of India, the Indian National Congress requested to Indian citizens to civil disobedience.
- Between 1930 and 1947, 26th January was declared as the Indian Independence Day.
- Indian citizens were demanded by the Indian National Congress to civil disobedience and to follow the timely instructions issued until the complete independence of India.
- In 1947 after World War II, the British government got ensured that no longer could show its power on India and decided to free India from the rule however Hindu-Muslim violence took place after Indian Independence Day on 15th August 1947.
- The first Prime Minister of Independent India was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Governor-General in Pakistan was Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the first Viceroy was Lord Mountbatten.
- The 5th meeting of Constituent Assembly was held at 11 pm on 14th August at Constitution Hall, New Delhi under the presidency of President Dr.Rajendra Prasad and Jawaharlal Nehru started his speech on the occasion. India was declared as Independent country by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the midnight of 15 August 1947.
On this occasion of the 73rd Independence Day, 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.