Purna Swaraj Movement (Purna Swaraj Resolution 1929)

Purna Swaraj or the declaration of the independence of India was enacted by Indian National Congress on 19th December 1929. The motto behind this was to get full freedom from British rule. On 31 December 1929, Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the flag of India on the bank of River Ravi, Lahore.

26th January 1930 was declared as “Purna Swaraj Day” by the Congress. Purna Swaraj was the historic journey of our independence, a vision of Independent India was not a one-day thing it took decades.

The proposal of the “Indian Declaration of Independence” was a document containing 750 words. It was in the form of a manifesto. The Demand of Purna Swaraj Manifesto was:

The citizens of India should have the right to live freely like other nations across the globe. The social, political, financial, and living standards of people were deprived during the British rule. The sudden growth in tax rates was one of the reasons behind the demand for Purna Swaraj. Congress advocated that the basic right of people should be given.

The right to expression was curtailed by the British government. Congress had declared the Purna Swaraj on 26th January 1930 and appealed the Indians to commemorate this day as Independence Day. We celebrate Republic Day yearly.