Independence Day 2020 on 15th August

15th August is celebrated as the Independence Day of India and this year we are celebrating the 74th Independence Day. Read to know more about the history and celebration of this day. Jai Hind!!

Independence Day 2020: This year India is going to be celebrating its 74th anniversary of Independence on 15th August 2020 so let us get together to pay tribute and to remember the sacrifice and struggle of our brave heroes in the fight for freedom. Since Independence, India has come across unbelievable progress in every field whether it is agriculture, education, science, or security. Now it is impossible for anyone to come and rule over us. Team bankersadda wishes you all a very happy Independence Day 2020. To know more about Independence Day, read out the complete article.

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Every year on 15 August, we celebrate our freedom in quiet happening ways by gathering at red fort, parades, performances, and many more exciting events. However, this year we are gonna celebrate it in a quite different and unique way which we had never done in these 74 years. As the whole nation is fighting with COVID-19, gathering won’t be possible therefore all states and government offices have been ordered to webcast their events. The flag will be hoisted at Red Fort but with limited gathering and full precautions without any grand performances. Let’s follow the protocol of social distancing and come together to celebrate online by staying at home. 

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History of India’s Independence 

In 1619, Britishers entered India for trading purposes in Surat and Gujarat. British colonisers got their control over the nation after their victory of English East India Company at the Battle of Plassey in 1757. For almost 200 years, Indians were dominated by the British government which began in 1757. The Indian history is full of many riots, retaliation, uprisings and downfall before it eventually drove the Britishers out and forced Lord Mountbatten to leave India on August 15, 1947 and the powers were again transferred to the Indians.

The day is also remembered for divide and rule policy as British-ruled India was parted into two countries, India and Pakistan on the eve of 14 August 1947, which was the main motive of the Britishers. This partition led to unrest violence between Hindus and Muslims, which is still going on. 

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Importance of Independence Day Celebration

Being slaves for almost 200 years and claiming back our nation as “Free India” makes us proud of our great leaders who died for the sake of our lives. Independence Day is a yearly reminder to the sacrifices of our brave freedom fighters and heroes who stood up fearlessly against the British colonisers and even suffered harsh consequences, so that the upcoming generations of Indians could breathe in a free air without any domination over them. 

How did we celebrate this Day for the first time?

In the early morning of August 15, 1947, our first Prime Minister of Independent India Jawaharlal Nehru unwrapped India’s tricolour flag at the historic monument “Red Fort” in Delhi. This practice is continued till date as along with the flag hoisting, the Prime Minister delivers a speech and various other events are performed to give respect to the freedom fighters.

Indians not only living in India celebrate this day but those who are living in other parts of the world also celebrate Independence Day on 15th August. Many cities in the US have announced India’s Independence Day, as India Day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which Independence Day are we going to celebrate this year? 

Ans. On 15th August, 2020, we will be celebrating our 74th Independence day. 

Q. Is there a huge celebration going to happen in Red Fort like every year? 

Ans. No, due to the precautionary measures regarding coronavirus, this year only the hoisting of the flag will be done at Red Fort without any grand celebration.

Q. Who hoisted Indian tri-color flag for the first time after Independence? 

Ans. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who was the first Prime Minister of Independent India, hoisted the flag which symbolizes our freedom on 15th August 1947.

Q. When did Britishers entered India? 

Ans. In 1619, Britishers entered India with an excuse of trading in Surat and Gujarat. 

Q. How it was possible for Britishers to rule over India? 

Ans. After their victory of English East India Company at the Battle of Plassey in 1757, Britishers started ruling India.