Today Completes 75 Years of Independence, the Atmosphere of Celebration Across the Country
Today 75th Independence Day is being celebrated in India, which means that India has completed 75 years of independence. We as Indians respect all the leaders who fought valiantly for the independence of our country in the past.
On this day, the Prime Minister of India will unfurl our tricolor flag at the Red Fort, Old Delhi. He will also give a speech to the nation. Independence Day i.e. 15th August is declared a national holiday which means every government office, post office, bank, store etc. remain closed.
History of Independence day
India was ruled by the British for many years. The East India Company ruled India for almost 100 years. It was in 1757, when the East India Company won the Battle of Plassey. After the victory, the company started to assert its authority over India. Our country first revolted against foreign rule in 1857.
At that time the whole country was united against the British rule. It was an unfortunate incident because India was defeated then but after that time Indian rule was then given to the British, who ruled our country till India got independence. Our country faced a long campaign to get independence. Britain began to weaken after two world wars and India finally became independent.
75th Independence Day
India will complete 75 years of independence on 15th August this year. The country got independence from British colonial rule on August 15, 1947. As we gear up to celebrate the 76th Independence Day, it is important to remember the importance of this day, the history of our nation and the sacrifice of our freedom fighters. On this day the citizens of the country hoist the flag while singing the national anthem and cultural parade takes place all over the country. The Prime Minister also hoists the national flag and delivers a speech at the Red Fort. It is a tradition started by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who hoisted the national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi in 1947.
Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign
This year Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Har Ghar Tricolor’ campaign through Amrit Mahotsav on the auspicious occasion of 75th anniversary of independence, which has been appreciated and followed by the people of the country.
Not only this, the Government of India has created a website for the public to join this campaign. On this website (https://harghartiranga.com/) you can upload selfie with your tricolor and also download digital tricolor from here. And you can take part in this campaign.