Indian Independence Day: August 15

Every year, 15th August is celebrated as the Independence Day. It was on this day that India received freedom from the British Empire in 1947 and the Indian national flag was hoisted by the prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru above the Lahori Gate of Red Fort in Delhi. This year marks the 75th Independence Day. This day is celebrated across the nation with much ardour and pride, with people coming together to remember the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and leaders who dedicated their lives to free our nation. The Indian freedom fighters started many movements that in some way or the other helped broke the chains of slaver. The credit goes to our valiant freedom fighters who didn’t hesitate for once to give up their lives to free us from the British rule. This year, the theme of the 75th Independence Day is “Nation First, always first”. Under the aegis of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, a campaign ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ has been launched to encourage the citizens to hoist the National Flag of the India in their homes to instil a feeling of patriotism in the hearts of people and reminisce the contribution of those who tirelessly worked for nation building. It is envisaged that all citizens should be encouraged to hoist Tiranga in their homes during the period from 13th to 15th August. In the light of the above, the endeavour should be to actively encourage the citizens to put up the National Flag at the rooftops of their houses on Independence Day to mark gratitude to our freedom fighters and national heroes under the theme “Har Ghar Tiranga”. The world now realises what our sages had said long ago: the global community is but one family; ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’. However, even while the world community needs to fight together against the greatest challenge before humanity, some in our neighbourhood tried to carry out their misadventure of expansion. Our brave soldiers laid down their lives defending our borders. Those worthy sons of Bharat Mata lived and died for national pride. The entire nation salutes the martyrs of Galwan valley. Every Indian feels grateful to their family members. Their bravery in combat has demonstrated that while we believe in peace, we are also capable of giving a befitting response to any attempt of aggression. We are proud of the members of our Armed Forces, paramilitary forces and police personnel who protects the borders, and ensure our internal security. We have learnt some tough lessons in the previous years. The invisible virus has demolished the illusion that human being is the master of with nature. The pandemic, like climate change, has awakened the global community to our shared destiny. In my view, ‘human-centric collaboration’ is more important than ‘economy-centric inclusion’, in the present context. The greater this change, the better it will be for the humanity. The twenty-first century should be remembered as the century when humanity put aside differences and collaborated to save the planet. The second lesson is that we all are equal before Mother Nature and we primarily depend on our fellow residents for survival and growth. Coronavirus does not recognize any artificial divisions created by human society. This reinforces the belief that we need to rise above all man-made differences, prejudices, and barriers. Compassion and mutual help have been adopted as basic values by the people in India. We need to further strengthen this virtue in our conduct. Only then can we create a better future for all of us. The third lesson is about augmenting health infrastructure. Public hospitals and laboratories have been leading the fight against Covid-19. Public health infrastructure needs to be expanded and strengthened. The fourth lesson related to science and technology. During the lockdown and subsequent unlocking, information and communication technology has emerged as an effective tool for governance, education, business, office work and social connect. It has helped meet the twin objectives of saving lives and resumption of activities.

Edu World respects all the sacrifices made by our beloved freedom fighters and the one who led the struggles against the British rule, upholding the values such as non-violence and peace; Mahatma Gandhi. Edu world spread awareness about the fundamental duties of the citizens of India to render service towards our country when called upon to do so. Despite the challenges faced by our country, India always held her head high integrating values and fostering unity in diversity.

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