Independence, Svatantra a word that makes every soul aware that no one is holding them back from breathing freely. No one is holding a grasp on their freedom. This is how it would have felt years back when great freedom fighters could see their blood and sweat finally bearing fruit. When they could stand tall with head held high hoisting the tricolor on the land of free India. Words are incapable of expressing the wave of energy and enthusiasm that would have been in the hearts of our great forefathers.
“Swaraj mera janamsiddh adhikar hai, aur mai ise lekar rahuga” – Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Were should we begun, history has been narrated to you quite a few times from your parents, teachers friends from movies and songs describing the hard-earned freedom by the people who not only dedicated their life but also died for the cause. August 15, 1947, the day when India marked its independence from British colonialism and the reins were handed back to the Indian leaders.
“Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil me hai, dekhna hai zor kitna baazu-e-qaatil me hai” – Ramprasad Bismil
Britishers ruled over India for 100 years, but the country woke up when there was a sepoy mutiny in Meerut. Around world war I, the movement for Independent India begun under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, who took the Whole India under the cloak of truth and non-violence and showed the path to the freedom. There were many ups and downs. Many unsuccessful movements but one thing which never deviated all the devotees of the motherland was the desire of seeing India a free country and standing as a nation unbound from suppression of foreign nation.
“Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara” – Muhammad Iqbal
Every year on this day, the Tricolor is hoisted at “Red Fort” by the active Prime Minister followed by a great speech that is a reminder for the people of free India that it was hard-earned freedom and many of our great leaders and youngbloods paid for it with their lives. This year we are celebrating 73rd Independence day. Even after seven decades, the light in the hearts of every citizen in the nation illuminates the world and shows the history of our courage, valor an struggle of the great souls. May rest in peace and shower their blessings on us.
“Vande Mataram” – Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
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