India celebrates its 68th Indian Independence Day on 15th August, 2014. This day marks a very important milestone for India.
A sneak peek in to history - India was under colonial rule for about 200+ years under the British empire. Various Freedom struggles took place during these 200 years which finally gave us Independence from Britishers. It was the first war of independence which was started in 1857 at meerut. then the series of struggles came into existence.Oppression of British empire was at the peak.
As a ray of light in the darkness of colonism, a man cladded in just 2 plain clothes came to fight with these mighty British empire. He had a very powerful weapon which was underestimated by the oppressors. That weapon is called " Non Violence" or "Ahimsa". This man was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. India Called him as "Bapu" or "Mahatma Gandhi".
Mahatma Gandhi led the revolution against the British empire by the means of non-violence and patience. On one side there were violent retaliations against this british empire by the likes of freedom fighters like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Ashfaqullah Khan, Ramadas Bismil etc. The other side was a group of subtle, calm and patient freedom fighters like Bapu, Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, Moulana Abul Kalaam Azaad etc. These freedom struggles Shattered the colonial rule of British empire, which had no choice but to give the freedom back to its people.
On 15th of August, 1947, Lord Mountbatten signed a pact which declared India a Free state. On the midnight when this preamble was being signed, our then first prime minister, Pundit JawaharLal Nehru gave that famous speech which arouses patriotism among all the Indians even now.
" At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake for life and Freedom..."
After 68 years of Freedom, today India stands among one of the key countries of the world. India is regarded as developing nation. We are more than billion people with key contributions in the various fields like technology, medicine, science etc.
World looks upon India for key matters and support.
Cherish this Independence Day and celebrate it to the fullest. Respect the Independence we got with the help of our forefathers who struggled their life to give us life and freedom.