This year’s Independence Day marks the glory of our country India’s, 75 years of independence. Hence, 15th August is a date of national importance for India. The British colonial rule lasted for almost two centuries, with a long history of freedom struggle and nationalist movements.
When the British finally left India, not only Indians became free from the clutches of a foreign nation, the country also became a sovereign state. By the time the British left, India’s partition led to the formation of a new country, Pakistan. For the first time on 15th August 1947, the Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the tricolour at Red Fort, Delhi. Therefore, every year, the Indian Prime Minister addresses the nation from the Red Fort and complete the flag ceremony.
President Ramnath Kovind’s Address On The Eve of Independence Day
The President talked about the second wave of COVID-19 and the economic impact due to it. He further praises the Indian contingent’s outstanding performance in the Tokyo Olympics. The President says, ‘It is a matter of great joy for me to wish all Indians, living in India and abroad, a very Happy Independence Day! This day has a special significance as it marks the beginning of the 75th year of India’s independence for which ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is being celebrated. My hearty congratulations to you all on this momentous occasion!
Independence Day is a festival of freedom for us. This was made possible by generations of freedom fighters; some known, many unknown. They made great sacrifices. Today, you and I breathe under free skies thanks to their heroic deeds. I bow in respect to the pious memory of those brave martyrs.
Dear Fellow Citizens,
When India won Independence 75 years ago, many sceptics thought democracy would not survive in India. Little did they know that roots of democracy were nurtured in this soil in ancient times, and even in modern times India was ahead of many western nations in offering franchise to all adults, regardless of any distinctions. The founding fathers had reposed their faith in the wisdom of the people, and ‘we, the people of India’ have made India a strong democracy.
We have adopted the system of parliamentary democracy. Therefore, our Parliament is the temple of our democracy which provides us highest forum where we discuss, debate and decide issues for the well-being of our people.’
Because of the current situation, the celebrations for 75th Independence Day will happen with restrictions.
Happy Independence Day!