Independence Day (15th August) in India – Speech.
Today India has achieved a lot and considered to be one of the fastest growing countries across the globe. Everyone is aware of India’s achievements but only a few of us know the history and struggle behind it.
Good morning, respected teachers and fellow students. Today, on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day, I got the golden opportunity to stand in front of you all and give a speech on 15th August, i.e., The Independence Day of India.
India was a very rich country in the early times. Before British people entering India, this country had a simple lifestyle. British came into India for settling the business company. With the passage of time and strategies, British East India Company managed to capture whole India. They captured the economic system of India. The market, raw material, labours almost everything was captured by them. By taking control over the raw material from India, they took it to their country and converted into fine material and sold it to India back at a higher rate. This has made the worst situation for the Indians.
The British ruled India for almost 200 years. They were not even ready to leave India. Some great personalities had come up, with their dedication and sacrifices, India regained its freedom. Many fights and peaceful boycotts had been performed.
India got independence on 15th August 1947. Random riots and boycotts were practiced randomly but there were also some great freedom fighters who had etched their names in history. Fighters like Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmi Bai, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi and so on. They have contributed a lot for the freedom of India.
India has seen multiple struggles but they achieved freedom to survive. After 15 August 1947, India was declared as an independent country. Along with it, India declared itself to be secular, democratic, federal country. India is a secular country and does not favor any religion. Everyone is treated equally.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru became the first prime minister of India. After big struggles and problems, India came up with a solution. Every problem has been faced by them with Great power and confidence. Currently, India is one of the biggest developing countries. It is a well known country in UNO and also at some great global levels.
Every year, in India, 15th August is celebrated as the Independence Day. On this day flag hoisting is organized at the red fort. The Prime minister comes up and hoists India’s flag and also gives a speech. People gather together and sing the national anthem. Also, they remind the sacrifices and struggles done by the freedom fighters. In schools, functions are organized. Children participate in fancy dress competitions, skits are performed regarding freedom, and dance and other interesting competitions are also organized. An interesting competition is organized to make the students aware of the real struggle of their own freedom. On this day, India celebrates a national holiday and all the offices and organizations and businesses are closed except a few emergency services.
India’s struggle was considered to be the biggest task. It was impossible to think of sending British back. We all should feel proud and thankful that our forefathers made it possible. They were daring enough to face every consequence and could speak for the entire country. If we are living our best and happy life today it’s just because of the struggle of brave freedom fighters.
It is not easy to shake the ruling system of India. Many people even accepted this dominance because they felt the solution cannot be found.
Today India is playing a big role across the world. We all are Indians and we all should be proud of it. We have achieved everything. We didn’t steal anything from anyone and we are a self-made country. At the position we are right now, we owned it. We gained it. India is the only country where diversification can be seen at such great range. People with multiple dresses, multiple languages, multiple cultures, multiple foods, and multiple dances but still considered being the one. The unity of India is at a different level. The love we have for each other is unquestionable. We care of each other as a family.
India is the largest democratic country in the world. Also, it is the second largest country by population. India is run by the constitution- which is a book of rules. No citizen can be judged on the basis of economic or other categories. The citizens are given “fundamental rights” which cannot be snatched by them at any time. Also, people have the right to choose the government according to their will. India supports multi-party system. Nobody achieved the power of running a country. Powers are divided so that monarchy or dominance cannot be seen.
At the end of my speech, I just want to say that no matter from where we belong to; we should always remember that our fighters or forefathers fought for every one of us. They considered us a family. We should continue that mentality. We should not discriminate people. We should also stay as a family. Let’s get more united and enjoy the Independence Day with more joy and fun.
Thank you, everyone, for listening to me politely and giving your crucial time and being a very cooperative and polite audience.
By Ananda (2019) – edited.