Independence Day is one of the India’s most significant national festivals, celebrated throughout the length and breadth of the nation. People of India celebrate the occasion with nationalistic zeal; diminishing their demographic divisions of caste, creed, religion or ethnicity. They hold their motherland and her independence dear to their hearts and pledge to fight together against any oppression or foreign invasion.
It is the spirit of unity, patriotism and nationalism, which India and her children celebrate on Independence Day on 15 August, each year.
It is one of the largely celebrated national holidays of India. Independence Day is celebrated in every school, college, government offices, offices of private organizations, hospitals, railway stations, bus stations, streets, markets, shops, houses etc.
Display of national flag over the buildings, vehicles, houses etc and the drums playing the tune of national anthem; make the celebration even grander.
Independence Day Facts in English
Independence Day is an occasion for the people of India to retrospect on the nation’s glorious past of freedom struggle. It is a time to get familiar with your roots and also the great freedom fighters and their struggle. It is also the right time to know some facts about Independence Day and how glorious was the struggle for independence.
Therefore, we are giving below, interesting and knowledgeable facts on Independence Day for you to bask in national pride and to remember the freedom fighters/events/people/leaders who played a significant role in the freedom struggle.
These facts on Independence Day will be helpful to the school children, college students as well as working professionals. Independence Day facts will be proved helpful in essay writing competitions, speech recitation, debates or group discussions.
Facts of Indian Independence Day 2019
- Banaras Hindu University all set to go paperless by 73rd Independence Day.
- Prime Minister has invited suggestions by the citizens for his Independence Day Speech.
- BJP Panchayat heads in J&K will hoist tricolor in their houses amid security.
- Schools under NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council) will display portraits of the President and Prime Minister.
- Former President Pranab Mukherjee, singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh will receive Bharat Ratna for their services to the nation.
Facts of Indian Independence Day 2018
- Production and use of Polythene bags of 50 microns as well as all the plastic or thermocol products was banned by the UP Government with effect from 15th July 2018.
- PM remembered and paid tribute to the victims of Jallianwalan Bag massacre because 2018 was 100th years of that fateful day. (Massacre happened on 13th April 1919).
- PM announced India’s progress in space missions and declared that on 76th Independence Day in 2022, India will unfurl the Tricolor in space.
- PM congratulated women members of INS Tarini, an Indian navy sail boat which successfully travelled through the globe under the command of Lt. commander Vartika Joshi and five women officers.
- PM announced to increase the limit of Pradhan Mantri Jandhan Yojna from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 10000.
- He also announced permanent commission for women in the armed forces.
Other Facts of Indian Independence Day
- India got freedom from the British rule on 15th of August in 1947.
- India got freedom after lots of struggle in 1947 in the midnight.
- First Independence day of India was celebrated in 1947, 15th of August by hoisting tri-coloured flag.
- Later it was declared as the National and Gazetted holiday when schools and colleges open for some hours only to celebrate it with some academic and cultural works.
- National Anthem is sung after a flag hoisting ceremony.
- Rani Laxmi Bai (Queen of Jhansi) had fought like a tiger against the British rule and sacrificed her life.
- Mahatma Gandhi (also called as the father of nation) led the country through his non-violent movement to get freedom.
- India has never attacked any other country in the last 100000 years of history.
- Earlier there was a valley named Indus which became the first inhabitant of India and then it became the reason of origin of name “India”.
- Princely states of India were brought together by the Sardar Vallabhai Patel during the freedom struggle movement of the country.
- “Swaraj is my birthright, and I will have it!” was proclaimed by the Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
- Bhagat Singh threw a bomb on the British government during meeting for which he was arrested and hung.
- Indian freedom struggle was supported by a Britisher also, named as Dr. Annie Besant who had founded the Home Rule league in India.
- Ashfaqualla Khan was a great freedom fighter who was given a death sentence where he first kissed the noose before getting hanged.
- The rebellion of 1857 was a most prominent freedom movement against Britishers.
- Ignorance of British Government orders was completely initiated in the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1929.
- Dandi March of 1930 was started by Mahatma Gandhi as an Indian independence movement for making own salt against the British rule.
- Quit India Movement was started in 1942 to widespread non-violent struggle all over the India for getting freedom.
- 15th of August is also celebrated as Independence Day in countries like South Korea (got freedom from Japan in 1945), Bahrain (from UK in 1971) and Congo (from France in 1960).
- Indian Independence Day celebration officially takes place at Red Fort, Delhi.
- When India became independent, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru became its first Prime Minister and hoisted the national flag on Red Fort, Delhi.
- At the time of independence of India, gold price was (in 1947) 88.62 Rs/10 grams however now, it is 28,795 Rs/10 grams.
- Indian rupee in 1947 was equal to Re 1 = $1 and currently 61.43/dollar.
- First cabinet (group of 13 ministers) of India had taken an oath on 15th of August 1947.
- There was no any National Anthem during the time of Independence of India.
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