Top 10 Facts About Independence Day Every Patriot Should Know

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With Independence Day around the corner, Indians should be aware of some of the things about the day. For instance, the difference between Republic and Independence Day is, and why we celebrate Independence Day. For people reading this, we have collected the top 10 facts about Independence Day in the given article. 

Independence Day Overview

Let’s begin the article with an overview of this day in India. 

AspectDescription
DateAugust 15
SignificanceMarks the end of British rule in 1947 and the establishment of independent India
Related EventPartition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan (August 14-15, 1947)
British Rule Start1757 (Battle of Plassey)
Initial RulerEnglish East India Company (100 years)
Later RulerBritish Raj (after the 1857 Indian Mutiny)
Movement LeaderMohandas K. Gandhi (advocated non-violent resistance)

Also read- Study Notes on the Modern History of India

Facts About Independence Day

Independence Day in India marks the end of British rule in 1947, and the establishment of a free and independent India. Here are the top facts about the independence day in India. 

  1. It also coincides with the anniversary of the partition of the erstwhile Indian subcontinent into two countries, India and Pakistan.
  1. Now is the time to know when the struggle for Independence Day began. It started in 1757 after the British victory at the Battle of Plassey. 
  1. We seek to gain independence from the East Indian Company. It ruled India for 100 years until 1857.
  1. After the Indian Mutiny of 1857-58, the British East India Company was dissolved and replaced by direct British rule, often referred to as the British Raj.
  1. The Indian independence movement gained momentum during World War I and was led by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who advocated for a peaceful and non-violent end to British rule.
  1. India received its independence at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947. While India gained independence on July 18, 1947, Lord Mountbatten, the then Viceroy of India, chose August 15th as it coincided with the second anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, signifying a new beginning.
  1. Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, unfurled the national flag at the Red Fort in Delhi on that day.
  1. Did you know this fact about Independence Day that India is not the only country to celebrate this day on 15 August? Four other countries – South Korea, North Korea, Bahrain, and the Republic of the Congo – also share their Independence Day with India.
  1. Though India achieved independence in 1947, it didn’t have a national anthem at that time. “Jana Gana Mana,” composed by Rabindranath Tagore, was officially adopted as the national anthem only in 1950. While “Jana Gana Mana” is the national anthem, India also has a national song, “Vande Mataram,” composed by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.
  1. The three colors of the Indian flag, saffron, white, and green, hold symbolic meaning. Saffron represents courage and strength, white signifies peace and truth, and green depicts the fertility and prosperity of the land.
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These are all the facts about Independence Day. If you want to know more about topics like this, then visit our general knowledge page! Alternatively, you can also read our blog on general knowledge for competitive exams!

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