Why do we celebrate independence day in India
Independence day 2019. After years of British rule, India finally gained stubborn independence on August 15, 1947. “Under the blow of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awaken to life and freedom.” Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India, announced on the night of August 15, 1947. Later, to commemorate this event, the national flag of India was hoisted over the Lahori Roads at the Red Fort in Delhi, which later became commonplace. As India celebrates its 73rd Independence Day this year, let’s take a look at the history of this day.
HISTORY OF THE DAY OF INDEPENDENCE
In accordance with the instructions of Lord Mountbatten, the British Parliament was instructed to transfer power by June 30, 1948. Although Lord Mountbatten said he would see to it that there was no bloodshed, the way things turned out proved him wrong. He later justified this by saying: “Wherever colonial rule ended, there was bloodshed. This is the price you pay.
On July 4, 1947, following Mountbatten’s participation, the Indian Independence Bill was introduced in the British House of Commons. It was adopted within two weeks and caused the end of British rule in India on August 15, 1947. It also provided for the creation of two different dominions of India and Pakistan, which were allowed to secede from the British Commonwealth.
Every year the day is celebrated with great aplomb. Schools and colleges celebrate this day with various parodies, contests and other events that remind and celebrate the hard struggle that many have gone through to enjoy the Independence we have today.
“Many years ago we made an attempt with destiny, and now the moment comes when we must fulfil our promise, not completely or in full, but very significantly. Under the impact of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awaken to life and freedom. There comes a moment that is rare in history, when we move out of the old into the new, when an age ends and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, takes on a statement. It is fitting that in this solemn moment we commit ourselves to devote ourselves to serving India and its people and to the greater cause of humanity. “
– “Date with Destiny”
“A tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for freedom” by Sardar Vallabhbay Patel in an article in the Bombay Chronicle of August 15, 1947:
“Today, as we witness the fulfilment of our life’s ambitions and participate in the victory that crowned the nation’s struggle for freedom, we must pay tribute to the memory of those whose sacrifices have contributed so much to this glorious conclusion of this struggle. Let the people honour their memory in the joy that freedom brought them in motion. “