On August 15 comes a day which is of great significance and importance in every Indian’s life. We celebrate this day to honor our Country, its people and the rich heritage and culture it has. We remember those who sacrificed their life for us and our Country. Who didn’t give up in the face of adversities and who set a principal for all future generations to come. On this day people from all religions come together as one, be it Hindus, Muslims or Christians. This is Our Independence Day.
The struggle for Indian independence began with the colonialization of India by Europeans. They came to India as traders but over the period of time they rose to power took control of Indian affairs. British occupied most parts of India whereas Portuguese and French also had their influence on few places The first uprising which is noted in the history of independence of India took place in 1857. This first war of Indian independence, was termed as a mutiny by the British. Although not a success, this revolt sowed the seed for a new force, which was to take this struggle to its rightful end. As British oppression strengthened so did the urge to attain the freedom from it. This urge found voice in form of many great leaders such as Subhash Chandra Bose, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Khudiram Bose, Ram Prasad Bismil,Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to name a few. These great patriots along with a lot unnamed freedom fighters sacrificed their lives for the cause of the nation. Independence from the British rule was the sole aim of their lives. This dream of millions of Indians was realized when finally India got freedom on August 15, 1947.
For every Indian, it signifies growth, prosperity, peace and unity. The colours of our Flag are based on just these principals and the blue wheel in the middle tells us to move forward with courage and honesty. No doubt the recent terrorist attack has dampened the celebrations of the country, but our spirits are forever high and being Indians, we have the safety of all our brothers too in mind.
We are known as the Developing Country, which is good as we are open to change and flexible in our measures. To lead the second largely populated country with many religions, cultures and move forward is not an easy task. Yet we are achieving it with success.
Yes there are times when fights occur, mishaps take place. But all five fingers are not alike. When in one house, the family members are not in agreement over certain issues, then in a country so vastly populated with 26 states, more than 300 languages, differences will certainly crop up, but we keep in mind everyone’s needs and move on.
We love our country and everything connected to it and are aware that many changes still have to be implemented. The selflessness with which Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Bhagat Singh fought for the freedom, similarly we to need to fight the chains of terrorism, corruption and fights taking place in the name of religion.
Come let us celebrate this independence Day with new hopes and aspirations. Lets adopt the motto,’Tum Chalo To Hindustan Chale’. Lets move forward together, lets motivate each other to achieve the impossible. When our elders could do it then and that to without non-violence, then why cant we?
We can and we will because, this is our Country, our source of joy and pride.
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