After years of struggles, India got independence on August 15, 1947. The first Prime Minister of independent India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, hoisted the flag above the Lahori Gate of Red Fort in Delhi. As India is entering its 72nd year of Independence, this is the time to remember all sacrifices made by freedom fighters who kept the country above everything. Also Read - India Witnesses Sharp Drop in COVID Cases, Records 3.66 Lakh New Cases And 3,754 Deaths In Last 24 Hours
Before introducing you to the glorifying history of India, do you know what Pt. Nehru said after India got independence? He stated, “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” Also Read - Shotgun World Cup: Gurjoat Singh Khangura Makes a Promising Start
History and Importance
Freedom fighters sacrificed their lives so that the future generations can breathe freely in independent India. Thus, mere mention of this date makes our chest swell with pride. Also Read - Shikhar Dhawan or Shreyas Iyer? In Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli's Absence - Who Will Lead India During Sri Lanka Tour?
Lord Mountbatten was instructed by the British parliament to transfer the power by June 30, 1948. However, he shifted the date to August 1947 as he knew that if he had did it on June 1948, in C Rajagopalachari’s memorable words; there would have been no power left. During this time, Lord Mountbatten claimed that there will be no riots and bloodshed but he was proved wrong. In order to justify himself he said, “wherever colonial rule has ended, there has been bloodshed. That is the price you pay.”
On July 4, 1947, the Indian Independence Bill was introduced in the British House of Commons and was passed within two weeks. On August 15, 1947, India became independent from the British rule.
72th Independence Day is here, why not make those people proud who kept the country above everything.