India Is Celebrating Its 74th Independence Day On August 15, 2021

What is the real meaning of India’s Independence Day

India’s independence from British rule was not free from oppression, as the film “Gandhi” portrays. The native inhabitants of India, Muslims, were reduced to status of serfs by the British. Millions of Indians died in the process, and countless lives were devastated. The Indian independence leaders established a federal, republican form of government that granted equal status to all peoples. The leaders of the Indian National Congress advocated for religious tolerance and inter-religious cooperation. Nehru and Jawaharlal wrote in 1947: “We may find, for the time being, that peace of a few hours or even of a few days is more effective in halting fanaticism than a generation of bloodshed. The ultimate victory of truth and the independence of our people cannot be delayed.


What is the legacy of India’s Independence Day

Our Independence Day on August 15, 1947, came with promise. Nehru took his oath of office, making him the first prime minister of the newly independent India. He presented the Constitution of India to the public, and it was a major step in establishing a democratic and secular republic. It guaranteed basic human rights, and for the first time, the government promoted human rights as a fundamental value. The constitution declared India to be a secular republic, affirming that all religions had the right to live and worship according to their faith. Nehru, who served as prime minister from 1947 to 1964 and again from 1966 to 1967, also championed economic and educational policies.



What are the values of India’s Independence Day

On India’s Independence Day, we recognize the courage and sacrifice of our forefathers. But we also celebrate the courage and determination of every single Indian today, for we have all overcome adversity. Gandhi brought us together, educated us, and gave us a chance to pursue his dream of a united India. He taught us how to think and strategize. He taught us how to be kind and compassionate. He taught us how to build a peaceful, stable, and happy nation, where people did not have to fear their government, own their own land, and have a voice in their own destiny. In 1947, the population of India was barely 25 million. A mere 30 years later, it was the fifth largest country on the planet, with a formidable population of over 1.3 billion people.



Why should we celebrate India’s Independence Day

On this day India defeated Great Britain in the battle to break the cycle of colonial rule and gain its independence, forming its most amazing and unique civilization, a vehicle for knowledge, creativity, and human rights. It is an achievement that transcends the conflicts of modern times. Not one of India’s neighbors has achieved even partial political independence, and not a single other country has achieved the prosperity and peace that India has. The celebration of India’s Independence Day is especially timely today, because the people of the world are facing a troubling turn of events in international relations, as nations seek to avoid the consequences of their international social, political and economic behavior.


Why India’s Independence Day is being celebrated on August 15, 2021

After a nation-wide lockdown of activities, flags flying and the singing of the national anthem, India has declared August 15, 2021, the date on which its independence will be proclaimed. On August 15, 1947, Britain transferred full control of the country to India. India’s independence is an extraordinary achievement and one that is remarkable in its achievements and in its potential for the future. India is often described as the world’s largest democracy. In terms of size, it is the world’s third largest country, at 1.32 billion people. The country faces many challenges, with a rapid rise in population and corresponding pressure on natural resources.



,” which saw British rule formally end in 1947 with the partition of India into India and Pakistan. Celebrate the nation’s founding principles and sense of self-respect at the 2019 Annual Program of the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. on August 15. For more information, please visit As the political poet William Butler Yeats put it, “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” It is often said that it was only when confronted by the brutality of the Nazis that the world began to realize that tyranny was an existential threat, which has been reoccurring all over the world, from Mussolini’s Italy to Stalin’s Soviet Union to the Khmer Rouge.

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