As India heads to celebrate its 75 years of independence, let’s date back to its significance, history and more. Independence Day signifies India’s long-fought victory and reminds us of the valiant men and women who laid their lives during the freedom struggle. India was liberated from the oppressive rule of the British Empire in 1947. The entire country observes Independence Day to commemorate freedom.
To commemorate the 75th independence day the Government launched ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ with the objective to recreate and renew the patriotic fervour of the independence movement and to recall the contribution of the freedom fighters, the unsung heroes of India’s independence, to spotlight and instill a sense of pride in the country’s achievements and to shape a vision and roadmap for India’s future.
Independence Day famous quotes
“Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
“You give me your blood and I will give you Independence!” – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
“Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?” – Mahatma Gandhi
“A country’s greatness lies in its undying ideals of love and sacrifice that inspire the mothers of the race.” — Sarojini Naidu
“May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our country!” – Sardar Bhagat Singh
“It is easy to kill individuals, but you cannot kill the ideas. Great empires crumbled, while the ideas survived.” – Bhagat Singh
Interesting fact of Tricolor
-In 1921, Pingali Venkayya presented a new version of the National Flag to Mahatma Gandhi. The version presented by Venkayya to Mahatma Gandhi had two stripes — green and red, and the Gandhian charkha at the centre.
-Mahatma Gandhi suggested Venkayya to add a white stripe on top and this became the original Tricolour.
-A resolution was passed during the Indian National Congress session in Vijayawada to adopt the Tricolour as India’s National Flag
-On August 31, 1931, Indian National Congress hoisted the Flag and was formally adopted. The Tricolour Flag then adopted was designed by Pingali Venkayya.
-The Tricolor Flag in its present form was born in 1947. The National Flag was first hoisted at the Council House on August 15, 1947.