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Short Essay on Importance of Independence Day in India - Important India

Independence Day is an annual National Festival in India. It is celebrated on 15th of August every year. India gained its freedom from British Empire on 15th August, 1947. Hence, this day is very important for the citizens of India.

All Indians will celebrate the 70th Independence day ceremony on 15th August, 2016.
The chief Independence Day celebrations are held in New Delhi, the capital of India. The celebrations start with the address of the President to the nation on the eve of the Independence Day. The official Independence Day ceremony begins early morning the next day, with the President, Vice- President and the Prime Minister offering floral tributes at Rajghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. At 7.00 a.m. the Prime Minister reaches the Red Fort for the flag hoisting ceremony. He is welcomed by a guard of honour and by the military chiefs.

Source of Inspiration: The independence movement in India was carried on by the Indian freedom fighters. These freedom fighters had to undergo a hard and severe struggle. This day reminds us of the struggle of the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for their country.

Independence day plays a very important role in the life of all the Indians. 15th August, 1947, is a day which is engraved into the hearts of all the Indians. On this day, India got its freedom from the clutches of the British Rule after so many hard battles and struggles. For any country, Independence Day is a day of Pride and Glory. Every Indians pay the tributes to the freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose and many more, who fought for their country and sacrificed their own lives.

It inspires us to love our country. We are the future of our country. And, we should be ready to sacrifice everything for our country.

Celebrate our Freedom: On this day, we celebrate our freedom. We are a free country. Our democratic rights as citizens of India are secured.

Independence Day, observed annually on 15 August, is a National Holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from Kingdom of Great Britain on 15 August 1947. Independence Day is a day when people in India pay homage to their leaders and those who fought for India’s freedom in the past. The period leading up to Independence Day is a time when major government buildings are illuminated with strings of lights and the tricolor flutters from homes and other buildings. Broadcast, print and online media may have special contests, programs, and articles to promote the day. Movies about India’s freedom fighters are also shown on television.

We also enjoy the fundamental rights guaranteed by our constitution. We are a self-ruled democratic country. We have voting rights. We have the right to choose our government. The feeling of freedom and self-reliance fills our heart with unparalleled happiness.
The great dream of our freedom fighters, nationalists, and revolutionaries was realized on 15th Aug. 1947, when India became free and independent. It was an epoch-making event of great significance, which ushered in an era of liberty, self-rule and prosperity for our nation. Since then 15th Aug., has been celebrated all over India as our Independence Day. It is a national festival-a day to remember our bygone patriots who laid down their lives for the freedom of our motherland.

However, we must remember that the fragrance of free air that we are experiencing is not really free. It is the result of tireless efforts and countless sacrifices of our country-men.

Grand Ceremony at Red Fort: A gorgeous Independence Day ceremony that is held every year, at Red Ford in New Delhi, makes every Indian proud of his country.

With the anti-partition movement of 1905 against the partition of Bengal, the cry for freedom began to gather momentum. The arrival of Mahatma Gandhi in the political scene of India in 1919, his three mass movements of 1920, 1930 and 1942, the failed attempt of Indian National Army under Subhash Chandra Bose, international backing of the Indian cause etc., all culminated in forcing the British to leave India on Aug. 15, 1947. On this historic day, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first Prime Minister unfurled the national tricolour from the ramparts of Red Fort, ushering a new India. Every year since then India has been celebrating its independence day on Aug. 15 with great rejoicing and pomp.

On 15th August, 1947, Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, hoisted the National Flag of India. Following that occasion, on every Independence day, the Prime Minister hoists the tricolor national flag and gives a speech.
Thereafter, he unfurls the national flag amidst the singing of national Anthem. Once the national Anthem is over, the prime Minister delivers his Independence Day speech standing at the ramparts of Red Fort. Numerous foreign dignitaries, officials of the Govt., ministers, hundreds of school Children and thousands of people attend this function at the Red Fort.

The Prime Minister addresses the nation and pays honor and tribute to the known and unknown freedom fighters who secured freedom for us. The National Anthem of India is sung. Parades of Indian Forces are held.
Schools, colleges and other social organization arrange a function in which boys and girls take participate in the honour of the great freedom fighters. Main ceremony is held in New Delhi at the Red Fort where Prime Minister of India hoists the National Flag of India and deliver a speech standing inside a bulletproof podium.

This is a great moment for every Indians.

On 15th August, 2015, India had celebrated its 69th Independence day ceremony. Mr. Narendra Modi, our present Prime Minister, hoisted and unfurled the tri-color National flag at Red Fort.

The 15th of August has its own importance for us Indians. It was on this day in 1947 that India became independent. We won freedom after a hard struggle. On this day our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, unfurled the National Flag at the Red Fort for the first time All the people irrespective of their caste, colour and creed celebrate the day every year amidst great rejoicing. It is a public holiday. On this day we take a pledge to defend our freedom with all our might.

Once again, we celebrated the proud moment with joy, hope and enthusiasm.

Similar events are held in very state. The Chief Minister of the state hoists the national flag, which is followed by parades and cultural programmes.

Similar ceremonies are also held in various state capitals, district headquarters and at block and Panchayat levels, which are attended by the general public. The national tricolour is hoisted on this day in the morning, on public buildings, offices, institutions, schools, colleges etc. Many special functions are also organised to mark the day. Cultural and sports events are organised for children to solemnise this historic day of our nation.

Celebrated all around the country with the spirit of Patriotism: Independence Day is celebrated in all the states and Union Territories of India. The National Flag hoisting ceremony is also observed in schools, colleges, societies and government offices.

Independence Day remind us about the great sacrifice of our freedom fighters that have been responsible for the freedom that we enjoy today. On this day the nation remembers with gratitude and fond memories, the self- sacrifice and the noble contributions of our patriots such as, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Gokhale, Lala Lajpat Rai, Tilak, Sardar Patel, Bhagat Singh, Rani of Jhansi, etc. Apart from this, the nation also pays homage to thousands of ordinary men and women who took part in the freedom struggle movement and contributed their share to the national cause.

Buildings are decorated by tri-colour lights. All these events injects a feeling of patriotism in our heart. The feeling on oneness get blossomed in the heart of all the people of the country. This motivates our people, both young and old, to come forward and contribute towards the nation.
Independence Day celebration should not remain a mere ritual performed every year but rather it should infuse m us a sense of love and pride for our nation. The day reminds us of our duty and responsibility of preserving the hard-won freedom from further shackles of slavery.

Outside India: 15th August is also celebrated as “India Day” by people of Indian Origin and NRI’s, in various parts of the world.

Tribute to Freedom Fighters: Homage and tribute is paid to the freedom fighters, who lost their lives for securing freedom for the country.

On this day, Jawaharlal Nehru delivered a speech “Tryst with Destiny” which announces the freedom of the motherland India. These announcements raise the spirits all over the country. It was a dream for every Indians to get free from the British Rule and finally when it was happening they all feel pride. It was actually a night of celebration throughout the country.

We are free today because of the leaders of Indian Independence movement. It is very important that we pay tribute to these leaders.

This is a day of joy, glory, and pride for all Indians.

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