Independence day is celebrated on 15 August in India. It is one of the national festivals which is celebrated in India apart from Republic Day (26 January) and Gandhi Jayanti (2 October).
India got independence in 1947, after a series of historic events that took place back in time. India was under British rule for almost 2 centuries. It is because of the efforts of our freedom fighters and their followers we got our Independence.
Importance of Independence day
Independence day is as important as any other festival in India. It is the day when we got freedom from the British rule. Freedom fighters including Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Rani Laxmi Bai, and many others helped India gain its independence.
After Independence, India became the largest democracy in the world. Before Independence, Britishers exploited India of its goods (spices, cotton, and other raw material) and wealth.
Before the British rule, India was known as the Golden eagle, but Britishers exploited India of all its riches and wealth. After Independence, the GDP of India seemed to have increased. This is why Independence Day is important for us Indians.
Events that took place after Independence
In the event of the Independence day, let us remember some of the crucial parts of our Independence struggle and Indian Freedom. Below are the events that take place between 1948-2000.
- 1948: Nathuram Godse, assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi on January 30.
- 1949: The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts Article 370 of the Constitution.
- 1950: The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 l.
- 1951: The first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru presented the First Five-Year Plan to the Parliament of India.
- 1952: India holds its first general elections.
- 1957: Jammu and Kashmir approve its own constitution.
- 1960: Following violent protests, the Bombay state is split into Maharashtra and Gujarat.
- 1965: The Indo-Pakistani War takes place.
- 1969: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is founded.
- 1971: India fights the third war with Pakistan. East Pakistan is divided from Pakistan, Bangladesh is also formed.
- 1974: India conducts nuclear tests at Pokhran.
- 1980: The BJP is formed.
- 1987: The state of Goa is formed.
- 1989: Outbreak of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.
- 1993: A series of bomb blasts disturbs the city of Mumbai, killing over 250 people and injuring 700.
- 1999: The Kargil War.
Independence Day Images and Wallpapers
Independence Quotes and SMS Wishes
Sare jahan se accha Hindustan hamara
Aao milke wada kare jhanda ucha rahe hamara
Happy Independence Day!
Others might have forgotten,
But never can I,
The Flag of my country
Furls very high,
Happy Independence Day!
This Independence Day, let’s take a pledge to protect the peace and unity of our great nation. Happy Independence Day 2019!
India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all. By: Will Durant (American historian)
Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climbs, and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. When I read it, I feel that I am under the spangled heavens of a summer night. By: Henry David Thoreau (American Thinker & Author)
“It’s time to pay respect to our nation. Let’s think about prosperity & betterment of this nation.” – Wish you a Very Happy Independence Day
“Celebrate the freedom, celebrate the independence. Live freely & enjoy this freedom.” – Happy Independence Day
“Today we celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave. Hope your Independence Day is monumental!”
“On this special day here’s wishing our dreams of a new tomorrow come true! May your Independence Day be filled with patriotic spirit!”
“Let us celebrate the glory of Free India and uphold the Pride and Honor of being an Indian.”– Happy Independence Day
“Let be freedom in mind, soul & body. Faith in your words & pride in you nature.” – Wish you a very Happy Independence Day
“As India completes another glorious year of her Independence… Here’s wishing you a Happy Independence Day… To all proud Indians.”
“From Struggle… To Freedom… To Progress… India moves forward. Celebrating with you the pride of being part of a nation that is eternal and ever-new… Happy Independence Day!”
“I will always be a true & loyal citizen of this country. I will love my country & make it a better place to live in.” – Happy Independence Day
“Thousands laid down their lives so that our country is breathing this day. Never forget their sacrifice… Happy Independence Day
“No nation is perfect, it needs to be made perfect. Contribute towards the perfection of your country.” – Happy Independence Day
“On this day let’s salute the martyrs for their sacrifices and thanks them for giving us a bright today.” – Happy Independence Day
“Jai Jawaan, Jai Kisaan” – Lal Bahadur Shastri
Independence Day Quotes by Lal Bahadur Shastri
“Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna, Ab hamare dil mein hai” – Ramprasad Bismil
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi