Article on Independence Day of India and Freedom Struggle of India

Independence Day of India:
India got Independence on 15th August, 1947 from Britain. The British entered India in the name of business, being attracted towards the natural resources available in India.
They implemented the policy of Divide and Rule, in order to acquire power in India. They divided people of India on different basis. They used caste, money, religion, ego and power as the means of division.
After acquiring control over different key places, they started treating Indians as slaves. They used the effort of Indians for their benefits. They started taking off, whatever they come across. They occupied the empty lands, started mining and transporting to England. They used all the resources available in India for the development of their country.
Freedom Struggle of India:
The way that the other countries achieved freedom is called Freedom fight whereas the way India has attained freedom is called Freedom struggle. Yes! It is a struggle. Indians struggled under the rule of British for a period of 200 years. All the other countries just fought against their rulers and got independent from them.
The freedom struggle of India plays a major role in world peace. This peaceful way made M.K Gandhi as the first Indian to be awarded with the Noble Peace prize. There are other leader and freedom fighters who led the freedom struggle through non-violence. However, the result of the Gandhian principles was more effective.
Leaders like Netaji Subhash Chandrabose and Alluri Sitaramaraju chose the path of non-violence. They believed that non-violence could bring freedom at a faster pace. Anyhow, both the ways complemented each other in making India, an independent country from Britain.
What should we do on Independence Day?
Indians are always fond of celebrations and so do we have many festivals in our calendar. Independence Day is celebrated to respect ourselves among the world nations. We hoist the National Flag of India as a symbol of our freedom and distribute sweets to cherish the moments. We showcase the cultures of India at the respective work spaces.
We sing the National Anthem of India with all the due respect towards the nation. Saluting the National Flag of India on the Independence Day is an honor.
National Flag of India:
The National Flag of India has three colors, with an Asoka chakra at the center. The National Flag of India was designed by Pingali Venkayya when India became independent. The three colors of the National Flag of India are Saffron, White and Green.
National Anthem of India
National Anthem of India
The saffron represents courage and sacrifice of the freedom fighters. The white represents the peace of nation. The green represents the fields and farms.
There is another version, which is related to the characteristic of the religions that prevail in India. The saffron represents Hindus, white represents Christians and the green represents Muslims.
Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are the three major religions of India. It is to be understood that these are the major religions of India at the time of Independence. It is never meant to degrade the glory of other religions. This religion-based tricolor National Flag of India made India as a country that has the characteristic feature of Unity in Diversity.
National Anthem of India:
National Anthem is the pride of any country and so does India. “Jana gana mana” is the National Anthem of India. It was written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore. It was adopted as the National Anthem of India on 24th January, 1950. The National Anthem of India was originally written in Bengali and was later translated into Hindi-Urdu by Abid Ali.
The following is the English transcript of National Anthem of India.
Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he,
Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga Uchchala-Jaladhi-taranga.
Tava shubha name jage, Tava shubha asisa mage,
Gahe tava jaya gatha,
Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he, Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!
National Anthem of India
National Anthem of India
Note that the National Anthem of India is to be sung with ultimate respect towards India and the National Flag of India. According to the musical composition of the National Anthem of India, the song should last for 52 seconds of duration.
You can find more details about the National Anthem of India here, including the meaning of the National Anthem of India.

Note: Please DO NOT throw the National Flags of India on the streets after the completion of celebrations. Keep them safe. You can make a collection of the National Flag of India that you wore every year.

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