India Independence Day
The Independence Day of India, which is celebrated religiously throughout the Country on the 15th of August. Every year India holds tremendous ground in the list of national days. Since it reminds every Indian about the dawn of a new beginning, the beginning of an era of deliverance from the clutches of British colonialism of more than 200 years. On 15th August, 1947 India was declared independent from British colonialism the reins of control were handed over to the leaders of the country. India’s gaining of independence was a tryst with destiny. As the struggle for freedom was a long and tiresome one and witnessing the sacrifices of many freedom fighters who laid down their lives on the line.
How we reached our Independence- The Timeline
May 10, 1857
The 34th Bengal Native Infantry Mangal Pandey stands up against the British East India Company’s army. That triggers an effective rebellion — bringing together a coalition of various civil and political organizations banding together to oppose British oppression.
December 28, 1885
Indian National Congress
The Indian National Congress is one of the oldest political groups in the world. It was formed out of a coalition of various groups including the National Students Union of India. The Indian Youth Congress and the Indian National Trade Union Congress to name a few.
April 13, 1919
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre involves British troops firing into a massive crowd of unarmed Indian civilians in Amritsar — an event which motivated Gandhi to lead a movement of non -violent resistance in the struggle for independence.
The Indian National Congress gathers at Lahore and resolves to fight for “Purna Swaraj” or total liberation.
August 15, 1947
By midnight of India’s first day as an independent sovereign nation Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru reinforces India’s liberation with his iconic ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech.
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