Independence Day is a significant event celebrated with patriotic fervor throughout the length and breadth of India. The day witnesses many events and speeches are also delivered by politicians, members of the public, administrative officers, students, teachers, etc. An effectively written Independence Day speech must be able to invoke the feelings of patriotism and nationalism in the listeners. It must also be able to invoke love and respect for the freedom fighters and political leaders, by whose resolute efforts, independence was gained.
We often hear Independence Day speeches from the Prime Ministers of our country as well as other political leaders. Independence Day speeches are delivered at various educational institutions too. There could be an end number of scenarios, but the matter of fact is that Independence Speech should not be just about putting together any random thoughts about our country, but that which truly conveys our emotions towards our motherland.
Long and Short Independence Day Speech for Teachers
Hon’ble Chief Guest, Principal, Vice Principal, Respected Teachers and My Lovely Students – Warm Greetings to all of you!
I, Promila Sharma – teacher of our higher secondary school, would like to take this opportunity to deliver a speech on Independence Day. I am sure you will agree to the fact that 15th August holds a special place in our hearts and therefore we all eagerly await the day. Don’t we? It’s a momentous day when we all pay homage to our great freedom fighters and remember the glory brought to our Nation through their sacrifices, struggle and brave front shown during the freedom struggle of our country. The Independence Day in India, therefore, marks not only the day of freedom of India from the British rule, but it also epitomizes the resilience and the power of our nation that has the ability to fight back and achieve its objective that it sets when all the people of our country come together.
And, in these 71 years, there has been no looking back as India has only been making progress so much so that the day is not far behind when it will become a great superpower. We did not even complete four years of independence and our country got strengthened with the declaration of its becoming a Republic guided by the Constitution of India, which the entire world applauds even till today. We are a multicultural as well as the multilingual nation and our strength lies in its unity amid diversity. From agriculture to technology, our country is ranked among the world-leading countries and there is no question of retrieving our steps as here we are moving on to get bigger and better.
On Independence Day, we not only recall the sacrifices made by our great freedom fighters but also remember all our nation’s achievements which further encourage us to excel in different walks of life. To our delight, today we are counted among the leading five military powers across the globe and credit goes to our valiant soldiers who protect our borders day and night so that we can be at peace in our country. They not only protect us from every possible terrorist attack but also remain available for rescue operations when any calamity hits the country.
Now, in the end, let me just say that no Nation is perfect and every nation has its share of shortcomings. Also, it is a futile exercise to compare one nation to the other because every nation is unique in itself and possesses its own share of strength and weaknesses. On this Independence Day, let us take the pledge to contribute towards our nation’s growth and development as best as we can and take it to great heights. However, we do not need any big initiatives to prove our love for our motherland because by contributing towards such initiatives as Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, and lending support to our domestic brands and using public transport, we can make our country a beautiful place to live in.
At last, this is all I have to say, Hmara Bharat Mahaan, Jai Hind!!
Respected Principal, Vice Principal, Dear Colleagues, and My Lovely Students – Good Morning to one and all!
I, Natasha Sharma – class teacher of IX Standard, warmly welcome everyone to today’s celebration on the eve of Independence Day. This day is of so much importance to the Indians as it is on this day, i.e. 15th August we won back our freedom from the British rule. After independence, the natives of India could enjoy all the fundamental rights. This was actually the dawn of a new era for all the Indians who after remaining in the bondage of slavery could once again breathe freely in their surroundings and live their lives on their own terms.
History has it that how our forefathers and ancestors sacrificed everything and had to bear the torture inflicted by the Britishers. No matter how much we say that we can understand the plight of people living in those times, but we cannot empathize with them. It took a lot from them when India was finally granted freedom in the year 1947 before which war was continuously waged and bloodbath became a common occurrence.
It was a struggle of several decades from 1857 onwards which continued until 1947. Our great freedom fighter called Mangal Pandey was the first person in the British army to raise his voice against the Britishers and caused a massive outrage amongst the people to free India from the chains of slavery.
Post that many freedom fighters had fought bravely and dedicated their whole life towards winning back their country’s sovereignty. How can we forget the sacrifices made by Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, and Khudi Ram Bose, who had lost their lives at a young age only to free their country from the grip of the Britishers? Moreover, how can we forget the sacrifices of Gandhi Ji and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Undoubtedly, Gandhiji was a great Indian persona who had preached the world an important lesson of non-violence. Eventually, the long years of struggle finally yielded fruits when on the 15th of August 1947, Indians won back their precious freedom.
We are extremely lucky to have such forefathers who gifted us a land where we could live freely and independently and most importantly with a lot of peace without having to worry about our rights and freedom. Our country is fast developing in the field of science and technology, sports, education, and finance, including various other fields, which was not possible in the pre-independence era. India is also developing a stronghold as a nuclear power. We are moving forward by actively participating in such sports as Commonwealth games, Olympics as well as Asian games.
As citizens of India, we have now got complete right to select our government and enjoy the world’s largest democracy. Yes, we enjoy full autonomy; however, we should not consider ourselves free from the responsibilities that we owe towards our country. As the responsible citizens of our country, we should never hesitate to handle any condition of emergency on our land.
This is all from my side! Let’s say everyone – Jai Hind!!
Hon’ble Chief Guest, Principal, Vice Principal, Dear Colleagues and Lovely Students – Warm Greetings to all of you and welcome to the Independence Day function of our school!
It is indeed a matter of great pleasure that we are entering into the 72nd independent year of our country and I am extremely elated to have got this opportunity of speaking my heart out on this great occasion. August 15 is the day we as Indians should feel proud of because it was after long years of struggle and sacrifice of our forefathers that our motherland could finally emerge as a sovereign nation. We should never forget the sacrifices of our forefathers, but the value and cherish it because taking our freedom for granted and not having a feeling of patriotism in our hearts would mean that we are causing a great sense of disrespect to the beliefs and ideology of our forefathers.
Our country has always been the land of immense wealth and which was why it earned the title of “Golden Bird”. The Britishers did not directly invade India, but stealthily in the garb of trading with us and with their shrewd strategies began occupying different regions of our country. The policy that they resorted to in order to break the unity of our country was “Divide and Rule”. We all know that our country is a land of great diversity and the Britishers took unfair advantage of it. They divided us on various grounds, such as in the name of religion, region, caste, class, and creed. And, we Indians could not make out their deceptive behavior and lost our every priced possession.
It was only when their atrocities became excruciating that some great Indian revolutionaries, such as Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Subhas Chandra Bose, Lala Lajpat Rai, Rani Laxmi Bai, and many others came to the fore in order to confront the situation boldly and drive away from the Britishers from our land. One important thing that they did was to expose the shrewd strategies of the Britishers and what they were actually up to, i.e. to establish their rule on our land. After a lot of struggle, they could galvanize the force and come up with troops to put up a fight against them in order to achieve independence. They just lived that glorious dream when our country would be absolutely free and so continued to wage war against them in order to realize that dream. They even happily sacrificed their lives for their motherland.
Throughout the entire period, our country witnessed several hardships. However, after winning back its freedom, there was no looking back. Our country began making progress in different fields of science, technology, agriculture, infrastructure as well as industrialization. At the same time, there were several terrorist attacks that severely shunted the economy of our country, including political scams that hurt the integrity of our country. But the spirit of our country is still the same and continues to thrive.
So let’s take a pledge to make our country proud of our fine deeds and never lay waste the sacrifice of our forefathers.
Thank you and let’s hear it from everyone Mera Bharat Mahan!
Good Morning one and all – First of all a very Happy Independence Day to all of you!
Students, you must be feeling surprised why our school has organized the function today, i.e. on Independence Day and not before like it always does. But let me tell you the reason why management planned it this way is because we wanted to make it even more special by celebrating it on that very day itself with great pomp and show.
Independence Day is declared as a national holiday in our country and as we all know that it falls on the 15th of August every year. The freedom that our country won on that historic day was a milestone moment for all the Indians as it was won after a long period of relentless struggle and sacrifice of our forefathers. And most importantly our freedom fighters such as Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, and Subhash Chandra Bose sacrificed their lives to free India from slavery and a state of destitution. Therefore, let’s pay a grand salute to those great spirits who never lived for themselves but for their motherland.
Secondly, we can pay tribute to them in the true sense of the term by dedicatedly working for our motherland and never performing any such deeds which may leave a blot on the integrity and dignity of our country. We are born here and being the citizens of our country it becomes our responsibility to bring glory and accolades to our country. This is called true patriotic fervor; we are not expected to be fanatics or to wage battles but to do whatever best we can in our capacity.
It doesn’t matter whether one is a doctor, engineer, teacher or a pilot by profession, what matters is our honesty and hard work. How well we serve our motherland by discharging our duties well and not causing harm to any living individual and also by inculcating such virtues as compassion, feeling of brotherhood, truthfulness, etc. A person who is deceitful will not only malign his name but that of his family and nation as a whole. Our nation doesn’t need such people, but hardworking and honest individuals. So students – you being the youth and future of our country – are expected to follow the path of virtue and never let the country down.
Our country is a rich land of diverse cultural, religious, social and moral values. We are also pioneers in the field of Ayurveda and Science since ancient times. All these attributes combined make India stand out from the remaining countries in the world and quite popular in the west. India is known for its vast diversity of cultural, social as well as topographical diversity and therefore we should feel proud to be born in India, which is the world’s biggest democracy developing at a fast pace. We have gained success in the area of the telecom industry, green revolution as well as Space Technology. And now, we are emerging in the sector of the IT industry too.
I sincerely hope that our country continues to excel in all the fields possible and become the next superpower in the times to come. This is all from my side.