15th August 1947 Jawaharlal Nehru on the Eve of Independence said,
“At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom”
And here we are today celebrating the 68th year of freedom. Happy Independence Day!
Independence Day is celebrated all across the country paying homage to our freedom fighters our Mother India and the day is marked by hoisting the National Flag. Different people celebrate in different ways, like there are event held in schools while the offices declare it as a holiday, in short whole India is filled with the spirit of Independence and Love for the country.
Where the mind is led forward by thee
into ever-widening thought and action
into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake… Rabindra Nath Tagore
Though every individual hoists a flag at their offices, houses, schools the main venue of celebration is the RED FORT, New Delhi where every year on this day Our Prime Minister raises the National Flag in the Morning. A big crowd gathers around to celebrate the day and events that follow the Flag Hoisting. Every part of the country showcases their culture and religion through a cultural event, showing unity in diversity.
Our Prime Minister delivers a speech to all Indians generally outlining the present condition of our country and what can be done ahead for its betterment. Media’s and Reporters gather around to telecast the live event and people can watch them at home. Also some part of the country celebrates the day by flying kites symbolizing our freedom and steps ahead towards the Sky. Our tri Color Nation Flag represents our country,
Saffron symbolizes belief, bravery and sacrifice
White represents truthfulness, peace and righteousness
Green means Success, wealth, and life
The Ashok Chakra represents the progress and prosperity, while the 24 spokes means the 24 hours of a day.
After decades of slavery to the British Government and continuous attempts of our freedom fighters to unbind the country from the chains of slavery here we are today free from the British rule but for what? Yes one question surely rises in every Indian’s mind while we have been freed from the British rule are we free from our own?
Cast, Creed, Religion, bureaucracy, Government, Politics what not? We are chained into something that has rooted so deep today within the country that it is not just difficult to remove and throw it away but almost impossible. Yet what I think a single thought, a single person can make a difference. So at the 68th year of independence let us all pledge to this country that we will be that one person to take that single step.
Those hands are cold — but if thy notes divine
May be by mortal wakened once again,
Harp of my country, let me strike the strain!
I wish all my Country people a very Happy Independence Day.