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Independence Day



By Utkarsh Sahay

I will begin my essay by paying tribute to all the great leaders who devoted their lives towards the freedom of our country. India is a country of brightness and its people from all castes and religions live together in unity.

‘India is my country and all Indians are my brothers’ – we can say this pledge today because our great leaders, revolutionaries fought against the British for us to attain this freedom. For almost one and a half century, our country survived under slavery of the British. All Indians suffered from injustice and the Indian freedom struggle was not easy. Thousands of our warriors fought tirelessly and many heroes lost their lives.

Lokmanya Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Veer Savarkar, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar become household names due to their great contribution towards the nation. They battled oppression with a determined mind and a brave heart.

Mangal Pandey, Subhash Chandra Bose, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Lala Lajpat Rai, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, thousands of such heroes, revolutionaries came together and finally, on 15 August 1947, India became independent.

Since then, every year 15th August is celebrated across India with joy and gaiety. Various programmes are organised in the Red Fort of the national capital, New Delhi, on the occasion of Indian Independence Day. Every citizen salutes the national flag and sings the national anthem. The Prime Minister remembers the martyred and the event culminates into a massive parade.

Each year, we see the entire programme that is broadcasted live. The national flag is hoisted in schools, colleges, private and government offices too. Various competitions such as essay, speech and singing are organised to mark this day. Along with this, students are awarded prizes and accolades.

There is an atmosphere of happiness in the whole country. Thus, Independence Day is celebrated with flags, speeches and ‘Prabhat Pheris’.

Today, we are all fortunate to have been born in an independent India. We can lead a peaceful and beautiful life because of the sacrifice of those brave heroes.

As we celebrate this golden age and commemorate 75 years of India, I wish to salute our soldiers. Our country is doing immense work in many fields like education, science and technology, sports, and business. The country is progressing day by day. As citizens of India, we should strive for the development of the country and protect it from bad influences. It is our duty to come together and work together to make India the best country in the world.

Poetic गुफ्तगू – With हुमेरा खान @poetsofDelhi