Independence Day Status and Quotes
Freedom was taken by the blood that was given. Happy Independence Day.
आन देश की शान देश की, देश की हम संतान हैं,
तीन रंगों से रंगा तिरंगा, अपनी ये पहचान है!
वो तिरंगे वाले DP हो तो लगा लेना भाई जी,
सुना है कल देशभक्ति दिखने वाली तारीख हैं।
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
मरने के बाद भी जिसके नाम मे जान हैं,
ऐसे जाबाज़ सैनिक हमारे भारत की शान है।
उन आँखों की दो बूंदों से सातों सागर हारे हैं,
जब मेहँदी वाले हाथों ने मंगल-सूत्र उतारे हैं
आर्मी तो है देश की शान,
जिन्दादिली है जिसकी पहचान।
Freedom is a Precious gift of our freedom fighters.
कुछ तो बात है मेरे देश की मिट्टी में साहेब,
सरहदें कूद के आते हैं यहाँ दफ़न होने के लिए।
जिस देश में पैदा हुए हो तुम, उस देश के अगर तुम भक्त नहीं
नहीं पिया दूध माँ का तुमने और बाप का तुम में रक्त नहीं…।
वन्देमातरम !! स्वतंत्रता दिवस मुबारक हो !!
भारत की फ़जाओं को सदा याद रहूँगा,
आज़ाद था, आज़ाद हूँ, आज़ाद रहूँगा।
Jo log dusro ko azadi nhi dete,
Unhe khud b iska hak nahi hota
वो ज़िन्दगी ही क्या जिसमे देशभक्ति ना हो।
और वो मौत ही क्या जो तिरंगे में ना लिपटी हो।
जिक्र अगर हीरो का होगा,
तो नाम हिंदुस्तान के वीरों का होगा।
जश्न आज़ादी का मुबारक हो देश वालो को,
फंदे से मोहब्बत थी हम वतन के मतवालो को।
Desh ki mitti ki khusboo seene me ramaa kar aaye hai
Fanah krke tujhe maa k dud ka karz chukane aaye hai
शहीदों के त्याग को हम बदनाम नही होने देंगे,
भारत की इस आजादी की कभी शाम नही होने देंगे।
Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil me hain,
Dekhna hain jor kitna, baju-e-qatil mein hain
लिपट कर बदन कई तिरंगे में आज भी आते हैं,
यूँ ही नहीं दोस्तों हम ये पर्व मनाते हैं।
देश भक्तों के बलिदान से स्वतंत्र हुए हैं हम,
कोई पूछे कौन हो तो गर्व से कहेंगे भारतीय हैं हम
How India Celebrates Independence Day
Every year on 15 August, the streets of India are adorned with the tricolours of the ensign because the country celebrates its day of independence.
In the weeks leading up to fifteen August, landmarks and government buildings are lit up within the country’s national colours. Shops, malls and houses are decorated in similar colours, and shopkeepers can be found selling flags, dupattas (lengths of fabric) and kites for the occasion. Documentaries, patriotic films and programmes related to India’s freedom are aired on TV channels to get people into the spirit of Independence Day.
Day of Independence
After 200 years of British rule, the country of India officially got its independence on 15 August 1947. On today, Nehru, the primary prime minister of independent India, hoisted the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi and addressed the nation, marking the beginning of a practice that continues today.
What led to Indian independence?
The British East India Company first came to India in 1617 to establish trade between India and England. The traders slowly seized control of India, helped by the fact that the country was divided into sub-territories with multiple local rulers. The British employed a ‘divide and rule’ approach, pitting powerful local maharajas against one another, and by the 1850s had almost total control of the country.
India fought many hard battles against British rule, but what started the important freedom fight was the Revolt of 1857, also referred to as the Indian Mutiny, when Indian soldiers nationwide revolted against British commanders. It was the first large-scale rebellion against the British East India Company and was a great threat to British power in India. Although the revolt was unsuccessful, it led to British Crown taking control faraway from the Malay Archipelago Company. Many protests were held against the exploitation that followed by the British Empire, including the Gandhi-led non-violent resistance and civil disobedience movement.
A day marked with a whirlwind of celebrations
Although celebrations happen throughout the country, India’s capital city, Delhi, home to the 17th-century Red Fort that wont to function a political centre, is the main staging area for Independence Day festivities.
Independence Day parade, New Delhi
On the eve of Independence Day, a legal holiday, the president of India delivers an address to the state from his office that’s broadcast nationally. On the morning of 15 August, the celebration begins with the arrival of the Prime Minister of India, who receives a general salute from the Guard of Honor, which consists of representatives from the three wings of the Indian armed forces (army, navy and air force) and the Delhi police.
The main event begins with the hoisting of the national flag by the prime minister, which is synchronised with 21 honorary gunshots and followed by a moving rendition of the ‘Jana Gana Mana’ (India’s national anthem). To remind the people of the country about the struggle for independence, the Prime Minister addresses the nation and makes a speech with a commentary about the future of the country and reminds him of the events leading up to India’s independence.
Later in the day, celebrations include patriotic parades and pageants focussed on honouring the freedom fighters, a march-past led by the Indian armed forces and paramilitary forces and performances by schoolchildren.
Similar events are held across the country. In each state capital, the chief minister of the state hoists the flag while the national anthem is sung. Government and non-government institutions, schools, colleges and housing societies also have flag-hoisting ceremonies and cultural programmes that capture India’s diversity. Patriotic songs are played through loudspeakers all day.
In the northern and central cities of India, kite flying is taken into account to be the day’s main festivity, because it is related to a spirit of freedom and joy. In 1927, Indian revolutionaries and freedom fighters flew kites with the slogan ‘Go Back Simon’ as a mark of protest against British rule. Since then, kite flying has become a tradition. Kites of different sizes can be seen soaring high in the sky in the colours of the Indian flag, either for fun or as part of a competition.
Families flying kites from the rooftops in Jaipur for Independence Day
Also on this day, a special Beating Retreat ceremony is held at the Wagah Border in Amritsar. It features sword fighting and cultural dances, the ceremonial closing of gates, a parade and a lowering-of-the-flags ceremony.
How is Independence day celebrated in schools?
Independence Day is a national holiday in India, and intrinsically all schools close for the day. Celebrations vary from school to school, but most schools will hoist the colours of the national flag. Primary schools will also get into the spirit by decorating their classrooms and performing plays for fellow students or reciting patriotic poems. Since the day may be a holiday for all, most of the people prefer to spend this point with their loved ones and celebrate as they see fit.