India celebrates its 69th Independence Day on August 15, 2015. The country attained independence from the British Raj at midnight on August 15, 1947. On this day every year, Indians pay homage to great leaders and freedom fighters who fought for India’s Independence and lost their lives. All government buildings and offices are decorated with lights and people flock to have a look. (Read: Happy Independence Day 2015 in Hindi: Best Independence Day SMS, Quotes, WhatsApp Messages to send Happy Independence Day wishes!)Also Read - 4 Reasons Why Tourism is The Next Growth Engine For India, TAAI President Jyoti Mayal Explains

India’s tricolour flutters from a height on all buildings, houses, and schools. As is the practice, the President of India Pranab Mukherjee will deliver a special address to the nation in the morning on August 15. Soon after, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the flag and give a speech at the Red Fort in Old Delhi. Schools will also have special programmes to mark the occasion of India’s 69th Independence Day. Also Read - Budget Glossary 2022: Key Economic Terms Decoded to Understand FM Nirmala Sitharaman's Speech

The Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar sang Aye mere watan ke logon after the Indo-China war in 1962, but the song still brings tears to our eyes. Mohammed Rafi sang the melodious Ab tumhare hawale watan saathiyon and many other patriotic songs, and Manna Dey rendered the soulful Ae mere pyaare watan, tujhpe dil kurbaan. Although these songs are now pretty old, they have left an enduring impression on the minds and souls of Indians. Also Read - Identify 10 Tasks to be Completed in Next 3 Months, Work on Time-bound Targets to Increase People's Ease of Living: PM Modi to DMs

Independence Day is around the corner and this is the perfect time when we people hear such classic patriotic songs. There are several grand events, programs organized in schools and other places which depict the love, respect and patriotism towards our country. On the 69th Independence Day of India, we have listed some of the most patriotic songs that can be performed to on this day at your school or any such function.

Choose the best song from our Top 7 powerful Bollywood patriotic numbers list and reignite the fire of patriotism!

1Vande Mataram

Vande Mataram is a pre-Independence song composed by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and its beauty lies in its lyrics. Vande Maataram, vande maataram, Sujalam sufalam malayaja-shitalaam, Sashya-shyaamala maataram, Vande maataram. The lyrics are so powerful that they create goosebumps. We share a version of the song by Lata Mangeshkar.

 2.  I Love My India (Pardes)

This song was part of Shah Rukh Khan and Mahima Chaudhary’s movie Pardes. It is combination of a traditional Indian patriotic song and a Bollywood number, speaking about the feelings of longing Indians staying abroad have towards the motherland. I Love my India is sung by Hariharan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan and Aditya Narayan.

3Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo (Dus)

This energetic song is sung by Udit Narayan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Shankar Mahadevan and Dominique Cerejo for the movie Dus. It stars Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt who made this patriotic song cool with their performance and it became an instant hit with the youngsters.

4. Des Rangeela (Fanaa)

This peppy and electro patriotic song has a blind Zuni (Kajol) performing to it with wonderful choreography. The song has been sung well by Mahalakshmi Iyer. This movie was all about the tussle between patriotism and love, with Aamir Khan playing an Indian army soldier who’s a traitor. One beautiful thing about this song is, it has defined each and every element of India in a fascinating way.

5. Rang De Basanti title song

A R Rahman’s energetic song, inspired by the traditional classic Mera Rang De Basanti Chola from Shaheed was given a fresh twist by singer Daler Mehndi. This song captured the attention of audiences and became the number song on the chartbusters in 2006.

6.  Maa Tujhe Salaam

7. Aisa Des Hai Mera (Veer-Zaara)

This beautiful song from Veer-Zaara features Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta. It has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Gurdas Mann and Pritha Mazumder, and composed by the late Madan Mohan. Aisa Des Hai Mera shows two individuals in love describing their respective countries in patriotic fervour. dedicates all these patriotic songs to our brave unsung heroes who fight hard on the battlefield. We wish you all a very happy Independence Day ! Jai Hind! Vande Mataram!

Edited by Shweta Parande