This year, the theme of the celebrations would be ‘Nation First, Always First’. Narendra Modi will address the state from the Red Fort. The Olympians who won medals at the Tokyo Olympics would get special invites for the event
Independence Day 2021: All you would like to understand about theme of India’s 75th anniversary of freedom struggle
India achieved independence from British rule on 15 August, 1947. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the culmination of our freedom struggle. AFP
India achieved independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the culmination of our freedom struggle. As we commemorate the occasion, allow us to take a glance at the history and significance of this date.
The theme for Independence Day 2021:
The theme for this year’s Independence Day is ‘Nation First, Always First’ on India’s 75th Independence Day.
History of Independence Day:
The British had ruled over India for nearly two centuries, ranging from 1757. But the Indian independence movement had gained strength for years, with the demand of poorna swaraj or complete independence from colonial rule echoing within the streets.
The emergence of leaders like Gandhi , Nehru , Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose gave power to the liberty struggle. Finally, British decided to go away India, transferring power back to the country.
Lord Mountbatten, the Viceroy of India, had been given a mandate to end the transfer of power by June 1948. However, Mountbatten decided that British would go away early.
The Indian Independence Bill was introduced within the British House of Commons on 4 July, 1947 and passed two week later. The Bill declared that British rule of India would endways 15 August 1947. It also led to the establishment of India and Pakistan as independent nations.
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Significance of Independence Day:
On 15 August 1947, as India transitioned into an independent nation, the primary Prime Minister of the country, Nehru addressed the state and unfurled the Indian tricolour at the Red Fort. Since then, the tradition has continued.
Celebrations this year:
This year, the theme of the celebrations would be ‘Nation First, Always First’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would continue the tradition of addressing the state from the Red Fort. The Olympians who won medals at the Tokyo Olympics would get special invites for the event.
Movies related to Independence Day:
The movies to watch remembering the freedom fighters and carrying patriotic feelings in your heart are Lagaan, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Rang De Basanti, Chak de India, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, and Swades.
The list of songs on this Independence Day is:
- Maa Tujhe Salam
- Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera
- Sandese Aate Hai
- Bharat humko Jaan se Pyara Hai
- Mere desh ki dharti
- Teri Mitti
- Aisa des hai mera
- Kandhon se milte hai kandhe
- Des Rangila
- Ae Watan
Quotes on Independence Day:
“One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.” – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
“So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.” B.R. Ambedkar
“Forget not that the grossest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong. Remember the eternal law: you must give if you want to get.” – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
“If your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland?” – Chandra Shekhar Azad
“We have believed, and we do believe now, that freedom is indivisible, that peace is indivisible, that economic prosperity is indivisible.” – Indira Gandhi
“It is easy to kill individuals, but you cannot kill the ideas. Great empires crumbled, while the ideas survived.” – Bhagat Singh
“You give me your blood and I will give you independence!” – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
“Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
Freedom is the way God intended us; it is something we are born with. Something that no one can take away from you. Let’s celebrate freedom! Happy Independence Day.
We are blessed to have a right to speak and to be heard. Right several brave souls fought for. Let’s take a moment to think of their sacrifice and what they had to pay for the freedom we enjoy.