India attained its Freedom and Independence on 15th August 1947 at the stroke of midnight, this year it will be diamond jubilee i.e. 75th Anniversary for us. Independence Day is historical day for Indian as it was a result of a century-long Freedom Struggle. There were many freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the dream of a Free India and their freedom. Some of the praised freedom fighters among them are Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Mangal Pandey and many more.
Our freedom fighters fought fiercely to gain independence. They took up several fight in order to unite the masses against the oppression of British Rule. One of the most effective ways used by them was their slogans that filled the common masses with the feeling of patriotism.
Significance of Freedom Fighters Slogans
Slogans are a powerful measure to inspire the masses and bring about a revolution. India has a long history of powerful slogans given in different times by various influential and popular Freedom Fighters. These Slogans were effectively used by our freedom fighters during India’s struggle for independence. Each slogan has a meaning that exerts significant influence on the masses. The top 10 of the most impactful slogans include:
Tum Mujhe Khoon Do Mai Tumhe Aazadi Dunga
This slogan was given by Netaji Subhash Chandra bose. He also gave the very famous slogans Dilli Chalo and Jai Hind. He formed the Azad Hind Fauj. He gave this slogan to instil confidence among the masses to fight against British oppression while he raised the Azad Hind Fauz and entered India through the Myanmar side.
Originally this slogan was coined by Maulana Hasrat Mohanib but was later used and popularized by Bhagat Singh. The meaning of Inquilab zindabad is “Long live Revolution”. This slogan filled the youth with patriotism who were ready to lay their lives for the motherland.
Angrezo Bharat Chhodo
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi as he is popularly known as, gave this slogan. This slogan culminated in the last nail in the coffin of British rule. Along with this he also participated in and organised various movements against the British like Kheda Movement, Champaran Movement, Khilafat Movement, Non-Cooperation Movement and Quit India Movement.
The origin of the phrase Satyamev Jayate or Truth only Triumphs lies in Mundaka Upanishad. Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya who was also given the title of Mahanama used this slogan in his presidential address in 1918. This reached the Masses and impacted them significantly.
Sare Jahaan Se Acha Hindustan Hamara
Muhammad Iqbal wrote Saare Jahan Se Accha titled Tarana-e-hind in 1904. It is considered one of the most patriotic songs and it became an anthem against British rule. However, after the partition, he was regarded as the Spiritual Father of Pakistan.
Aaram haram hai
This slogan was given by Jawahar Lal Nehru who was the first Prime Minister of Independent India. He was of the view that laziness can harm oneself.
Swaraj Mera Janamsiddh Adhikar Hai Aur Main Ise Lekar Rahunga
This slogan was used by Bal Gangadhar Tilak. This instilled the importance of “Swaraj” in people and also made them aware of their rights along with Provoking their love for the country.
Jai Jawan Jai Kisan
This slogan was given by Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1965. At that time India was Attacked by Pakistan and at the same time, there was a scarcity of food grains. To instil confidence in both farmers as well as soldiers he gave this slogan.
Simon Go Back
Lala Lajpat Rai, who was part of the Lal-Bal-Pal trio, used this slogan when the British government decided to send Simon Commission to discuss constitutional reforms in 1928. This commission was opposed as there were no Indian members on the panel. Lala Lajpat Rai died during the lathicharge of the British during this struggle.
Do or Die
This slogan was raised during the Quit India Movement by Mahatma Gandhi. The Bharat Chhodo Andolan or Quit India Movement was launched and led by Gandhiji in 1942 to end British rule. He gave a famous speech in Mumbai where he gave A do or die call to the people to finally end the British Rule.
Freedom Fighters And Their Famous Slogans
There are various slogans that were used by the freedom fighters. Below are the names of some freedom fighters and the famous slogans used by them during the course of the freedom struggle:
Freedom fighters and their slogans in English-
Below are some of the slogans of freedom fighters that they gave in English
||Bombs and pistols don’t make a revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas||Bhagat Singh|
|2.||Do or Die||Mahatma Gandhi|
|3.||I declare that the blows struck at me today will be the last nails in the coffin of the British rule in India||Lala Lajpat Rai|
|4.||There is no dream, and if there is, there is only one to see my children struggling for the same and for which bi am expected to be finished||Ashfaqullah Khan|
Freedom fighters and their slogans in Hindi-
Below are the slogans of freedom fighters that they gave in Hindi.
|1||Karo Ya Maro(Do or die)||Mahatma Gandhi|
|2||Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Me Tumhe Ajadi Dunga(Give me blood and I will give you freedom)||Subhash Chandra Bose|
|3||Inqlaab Zindabad (Long Live the Revolution)||Shaheed Bhagat Singh/ Hasrat Mohani|
|4||Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara||Muhammad Iqbal|
|5||Jan Gan Man Adhinayak Jai He||Ravindra Nath Tagore|
|6||Desh Bachao, Desh Banao||P.V. Narsimha Rao|
|7||Kam Adhik Batain Kam||Sanjay Gandhi|
|8||Swraj Hamara Janm Sidh Adhikar Hai(Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it.)||Baal Gangadhar Tilak|
|9||Vande Matram||Bakim Chandra Chatarji|
|10||Bharat Chhodo(Quit India)||Mahatma Gandhi|
|11||Maro Firangi Ko||Mangal Pandey|
|12||Jai Jawan, Jai Kisaan (Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer)||Lal Bahadur Shastri|
|13||Shramev Jaiyte||Mrs. Indira Gandhi|
|14||Dilli Chalo||Shubhash Chandra Bose|
|15||Purn Swraj||Jawaharlal Nehru|
|16||Desh Ki Puja Hi Ram Ki Puja Hai||Madanlal Dhingra|
|17||Kar Mat Do||Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel|
|18||Sampurn Kranti||Jaiprakash Narayan|
|19||Kashmir Chalo||Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi|
|20||Hey Ram||Mahatma Gandhi|
|21||Jai Jagat||Binova Bhave|
|22||Samrajyavad Ka Nash Ho||Bhagat Singh|
|23||Simon Commission Vapas Jaao||Lala Lajpat Rai|
|24||Vijyai Vishv Tiranga Pyara||Shyamlal Gupta|
|25||Jai Hind||Subhash Chandra Bose|
|26||Hindi, Hundu Hindustan||Bhartendu Harishchandra|
|27||Vedon Ki Or Lauto (Back to Vedas)||Dayanand Saraswati|
|28||Aaram Haram Hai(Cast off your laziness)||Jawaharlal Nehru|
|29||Sarfroshi Ki Tamanna Ab Hmare Dil Me Hai||Ramprasad Bismil|
|30||Satyameva Jayate (Truth alone will win)||Madan Mohan Malviya|
|31||Kar mat do (Don’t give tax)||Sardar Vallabhai Patel|
|32||Sampurn Kranti (Total revolution)||Jai Prakash Narayan|
|33||Samarajywaad ka Naash ho||Bhagat Singh|
|34||Who lives if India dies||Jawahar Lal Nehru|
Freedom Fighter’s Slogans
These slogans motivated the people and gave them the confidence to stand up against the British to fulfil the dream of “Swaraj” or Independent India. These slogans were effective non-violent measures that significantly contributed to the whole long journey of achieving independence and instilled faith in the masses during the “trough” phases of the struggle.
Freedom Fighter’s Slogans: FAQs
Q: Who gave the slogan “Do or Die”?
A: Mahatma Gandhi gave the slogan “Do or Die”.
Q: Which Freedom Fighter gave the slogan “Inquilab Zindabad”?
A: Maulana Hasrat Mohanib was the Freedom Fighter who gave the slogan “Inquilab Zindabad”.
Q: What was the dynamic slogan given by Subhas Chandra Bose?
A: Subhash Chandra Bose gave two dynamic and powerful slogans- “Dilli Chalo” and “Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Me Tumhe Azadi Dunga”.