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Independence Day 2022 : History | Significance | Facts

On 15th August, 2022 India will be celebrating its 75th Independence Day from oppressive British rule.

Independence Day marks the occasion when India finally achieve freedom against the Britishers on 15th August, 1947.

A special event called `Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav` is organise by the Indian government as a tribute to our freedom fighters.

The `Har Ghar Tiranga` campaign, under the aegis of `Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav` to encourage people to hoist the Tricolour at homes, was start on 13th August 2022.

Government has urge people to hoist or display the Tricolour in their homes from August 13th to 15th August 2022 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India`s independence.

History of Independence Day

India’s freedom struggle against the British colonial rule was long-drawn spanning over 200 years and it was mark by many movements.

The Indian Independence Bill was introduce in the British House of Commons on 4th July 1947 and it was pass within a fortnight.

It marked the end of over 200 years of British rule on 15th August, 1947.

Many leaders play a important role in the Indian freedom struggle, including Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Subhas Chandra Bose, and many many more.

Significance of Independence Day

India`s Independence Day is significant as it stands as a reminder of the sacrifices that many freedom fighters made to get independence from British rule.

It is a national holiday and it is usually observe throughout the nation with the hoisting of the tricolour, parades and cultural events.

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India`s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru raise the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of Red Fort in Delhi on 15th August, 1947.

It is a tradition that has since follow by every Prime Minister with an address to the country.

Rare Facts about Independence Day

The Indian national flag with three horizontal stripes of red, yellow, and green was hoist on 7th August, 1906, at Parsee Bagan Square in Kolkata.

The first variant of our current national flag was design by Pingali Venkayya in 1921.

The current flag with saffron, white and green stripes with the 24-spoke Ashok Chakra was officially adopt on 22nd July, 1947, and hoist on 15th August, 1947.

The Quit India Movement, also known as the August Movement, was a movement launched at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8th August 1942, during World War II, demanding an end to British rule in India.

India did not have an official national anthem at the time of Independence.

The song ‘Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata’, compose in 1911 by Rabindranath Tagore, was rename as ‘Jan Gan Man’.

It was adopt by the Constituent Assembly of India as the National Anthem on 24th January, 1950.

The boundary line between India and Pakistan, also known as the Radcliffe Line was demarcate by British barrister Sir Cyril Radcliffe on 3rd August, 1947.

It was officially publish only on 17th August, 1947, two days after India got its independence from the British.

India got Independence at the ‘stroke’ of midnight on 15th August, 1947.

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Korea, Congo, Bahrain and Liechtenstein also share their Independence Day with India on this day.

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