India, one of the largest democracies in the world, is all set to celebrate its 74th Independence Day on Saturday, August 15, 2020. India’s fight for independence from the British rule started in 1987 with the Indian Mutiny, also known as the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The country finally gained independence from the British empire in the year 1947 after years of struggle and sacrifices made by the freedom fighters, political leaders and citizens. Some of the greatest freedom fighters if India include (but are not limited to) Neta Ji Subash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Mangal Pandey, Mahatma Gandhi, Rani LakshiBai, Sarojini Naidu, Chandra Shekhar Azad and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Every year on August 15, the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at the Red Fort monument in Old Delhi followed by recitation of the national anthem of the country to commemorate the Independence Day.
This Independence Day, share these SMS, Quotes, Images, Facebook wishes and WhatsApp messages as Happy Independence Day 2020 greetings to your family, friends, and loves ones to salute and pay tribute to all those brave hearts who fought for our independence:
Always stand for what you believe, stand for what is right and stand for what you desire. True freedom lies where the mind is without fear. Happy Independence Day!
Remembering our past is extremely important. But we also have to think about building our future. Let’s do everything to keep our freedom and carry it through the years. Happy Independence Day to the whole nation!
Freedom should not be something you have to deserve. It’s something you just naturally have. Something that no one can take away from you. Let’s celebrate Freedom!
Today is a day to feel proud of being a part of this great nation. May this spirit of freedom leads us all to success and glory in life. Happy Independence Day!
Patriotism is not a badge that you should carry on your shoulder. You should carry it in your heart and let your actions speak for it. happy Independence Day!
Happy Independence Day 2020: Images
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India Independence Day 2020: Quotes
1. Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living? – Mahatma Gandhi.
2. Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.- Jawaharlal Nehru
4. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. – Abraham Lincoln
5. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.- George Orwell
6. From every mountain side. Let freedom ring. – Samuel F. Smith
7. “Freedom of mind is the real freedom.
A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man.
One whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man.
One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead.
Freedom of mind is the proof of one’s existence.”
― Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Writings And Speeches: A Ready Reference Manual
Significance and history…
The story of India’s colonialisation began with the arrival of the East India Company to the country in 1600s. The merchants who came to trade in India, soon started to exercise military and administrative control. Due to their massive military strength, they started to overpower and suppress the local kingdoms, and ruled some parts of the country. By 1757, they had established their foothold in many parts of the country.
The unfair rule led to widespread resentment among the country men, and local populace began to revolt against them. The first organised revolt took place against the British rule in 1857. A group of Indian soldiers rebelled against British rank in Meerut. Referred to as the Great Struggle of 1857 or the Sepoy Mutiny, this marked the beginning of a new era in the country’s freedom movement.
The very next year, the British Crown in London took over the direct control of India. From 1858 to 1947, the country was governed by Britishers with representatives in the forms of governor-generals and viceroys posted in almost every state. With humongous discrimination towards Indians in their homeland, the situation kept on getting worse.
On 13th April 1919, Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as Amritsar massacre took place. People had gathered at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab, to protest non-violently against the arrest and deportment of two national leaders, Satya Pal and Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew, along with Baisakhi pilgrims. Many of them had come from outside the city and were unaware of the imposition of martial law that prohibited gatherings at public places. However, General Reginald Dyer ordered troops to fire machine guns into a crowd of Indian protesters and killed more than a thousand people. This led to Non-Cooperation movement s