Independence Day | Indpendence Day of India | Adda247 School_00.1
Online Tution   »   Important Question   »   Independence Day

Independence Day of India

Independence Day of India will be celebrated across the country on 15th August 2021, marking the 75th Independence Day. Do you know why we celebrate Independence Day? Read the article to know about the history of Independence Day.

 

What is the Importance of Independence Day in India?

Independence Day is celebrated to mark the day on which India attained its freedom from the British. India was under the rule of the British from 1858 until 1957. The day is celebrated all over India and observed as a National Holiday.

India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the National Flag in 1947. The flag was raised at Lahori Gate of Red Fort which is located in Delhi on 15th August 1947.

Every year after the Honorable Prime Minister, raises the National Flag at Red Fort in Old Delhi, Independence Day is celebrated. A live telecasted speech of the Prime Minister is followed after the ceremony, in which the prime minister addresses the whole nation.

In the speech, the major accomplishments of India in the previous year are recounted and future plans for the country are shared by the Prime Minister. The speech is followed by various functions, parades, and cultural shows all over India.

Schools and colleges gather the students to mark the day. Sweets are distributed among the children.

Read About Women Empowerment in India

Independence Day | Indpendence Day of India | Adda247 School_50.1
Indepence Day

History of Independence Day of India

The Indian Independence Day Bill was introduced on 4th July 1947 and was passed within a fortnight. After the Bill was passed, India finally achieved independence on 15th August 1947. The man, who led the freedom fight for the Independence of India, was Mahatma Gandhi.

He was the man who started and led the whole fight for Independence. Later more and more freedom fighters kept joining him. Some of the famous fighters are Rani Lakshmi Bai, Bhagat Singh, Mangal Pandey, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Subhas Chandra Bose, and many others.

Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of Ahimsa (Non-Violence) led him to win the Independence movement. Indian Independence Movement started during the First World War. Other three major movements like Non-Cooperation Movement in 1920, the Civil Disobedience movement in 1939, and the Quit India Movement in 1942 were also led by him.

Before India’s Independence, Pakistan was a part of India. India and Pakistan separated on the midnight of 14th-15th August 1947. Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on 14th August.

Read About Unity in Diversity of India

 

Facts about Independence Day of India 2021

The National Anthem of India was composed in 1911, by Rabindranath Tagore. Before January 24, 1950, it was considered to be a song “Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata”, which was later adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India and was accepted as the National Anthem.

The current National Flag of India was adopted officially on July 22, 1947. It was hoisted for the first time on August 15, 1947. The National flag is of three colors spread horizontally, Saffron, White (with the Ashok Chakra in the middle in Navy Blue), and Green.

It is strictly ordered from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), that the National Flag should be hand-spun and hand-woven with cotton khadi.

Bahrain, North Korea, South Korea, the Republic of Congo, and Liechtenstein too celebrate Independence Day along with India on 15th August.

Goa was the last state to join the Indian Territory, as even after India’s independence, Goa continued to be a Portuguese colony. It became a part of India in 1961.

 

Short Speech on Independence Day for Kids in English

On 15th August, we celebrate the Independence Day of India. Before Independence India was under the British Rule from 1858 to 1947. Our freedom fighters have sacrificed their lives to attain freedom for India. On Independence Day, people recite the National Anthem after the National Flag is raised by the Honourable Prime Minister of India. It is celebrated as a National holiday. Functions and Parades take place all over India. Sweets are distributed among students on this day.

 

FAQ’S

When did India attain freedom from British Rule?

India attained freedom from British Rule on 15th August 1947.

Why do we celebrate Independence Day?

We celebrate Independence Day to mark the end of British Rule in India, after which India attained freedom.

Who composed the National Anthem of India?

National Anthem of India was composed by Rabindranath Tagore in 1911.

Who was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi?

The full name of Mahatma Gandhi is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. He led the Independence Movement of India.

Sharing is caring!

×

Download success!

Thanks for downloading the guide. For similar guides, free study material, quizzes, videos and job alerts you can download the Adda247 app from play store.

Thank You, Your details have been submitted we will get back to you.

Was this page helpful?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join India's largest learning destination

What You Will get ?

  • Job Alerts
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Subject-Wise Quizzes
  • Current Affairs
  • Previous year question papers
  • Doubt Solving session

Login

OR

Forgot Password?

Join India's largest learning destination

What You Will get ?

  • Job Alerts
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Subject-Wise Quizzes
  • Current Affairs
  • Previous year question papers
  • Doubt Solving session

Sign Up

OR
Join India's largest learning destination

What You Will get ?

  • Job Alerts
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Subject-Wise Quizzes
  • Current Affairs
  • Previous year question papers
  • Doubt Solving session

Forgot Password

Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you an OTP to verify it's you.


Join India's largest learning destination

What You Will get ?

  • Job Alerts
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Subject-Wise Quizzes
  • Current Affairs
  • Previous year question papers
  • Doubt Solving session

Enter OTP

Please enter the OTP sent to
/6


Did not recive OTP?

Resend in 60s

Join India's largest learning destination

What You Will get ?

  • Job Alerts
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Subject-Wise Quizzes
  • Current Affairs
  • Previous year question papers
  • Doubt Solving session

Change Password



Join India's largest learning destination

What You Will get ?

  • Job Alerts
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Subject-Wise Quizzes
  • Current Affairs
  • Previous year question papers
  • Doubt Solving session

Almost there

Please enter your phone no. to proceed
+91

Join India's largest learning destination

What You Will get ?

  • Job Alerts
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Subject-Wise Quizzes
  • Current Affairs
  • Previous year question papers
  • Doubt Solving session

Enter OTP

Please enter the OTP sent to Edit Number


Did not recive OTP?

Resend 60

By skipping this step you will not recieve any free content avalaible on adda247, also you will miss onto notification and job alerts

Are you sure you want to skip this step?

By skipping this step you will not recieve any free content avalaible on adda247, also you will miss onto notification and job alerts

Are you sure you want to skip this step?