About India on India Independence Day

India Independence Day

India Independence Day

India Independence Day is a national festival for every citizen of our country. We celebrate India Independence Day with great enthusiasm on every year on 15th August. We have been celebrating it with inspiration in many ways.

Hoisting the tri-color national flag, singing the National Anthem & Patriotic Songs,  sharing sweets, performing ceremonies, public speeches, cultural activities, conducting march past, in many ways the citizens celebrate the India Independence Day.

In the same way, it is common for us to sing our patriotic songs to express feelings about our country. In this video, many patriotic songs have been sung to the tune. You can also have a great deal of pleasure listening to it. Use the download button for the complete version.

Brief on Indian History

You may need many books to record the history of rich and cultural India. You can also find a lot of books on the market place. Let us look at some aspects of the history of attacks on India by outsiders.

On the midnight of 15 August 1947, India attained independence from British hegemony. Earlier, they ruled our country inhumanly for almost 200 years.

Many centuries ago, India was a safe and prosperous country. It was the most prominent country in the world. Therefore, people from many countries arrived here seeking resources, knowledge, culture and food. But people from Europe and beyond who had heard about India, however, couldn't visit here.

Because there was no technology at the time, they did not know where India was on the planet. For that, many people made arrangements on a larger scale to discover India. Many of those who did so were unsuccessful.

Columbus, desirous of finding India, board of his ship for the reason. Since he took the opposite path to India succeeded to get the land of America. He named the Native Americans as the "Red Indians". In this way, Columbus found America in the plan to ‘Discover India’.

Vasco da Gama, a famous sailor from Portugal and the first European who reached India on 8th May 1498. He arrived in India using the "Cape of Good Hope" of Africa.





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Culture of India

We have 10,000 years of history which the whole world is interested to know. Many people invaded our country, destroying our knowledge and temples and they plundered our wealth. But none could make us less in anything is always on the top of the world because of its ‘Culture’.

India has been a nation of its culture, customs and ideas since ancient times. There are unique practices like Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Mantra’s, Food, Festivals, Dressing Sense which has become increasingly important at the present time, developed in this country centuries ago. But they had not got much publicity until now. Now most countries of the world are interested in the culture and languages of India.

The Sages dwelling in those times revealed many such ideas with their great achievements. Most of such ideas and texts have disappeared from our availability. Most of the present inventions are based on it too. Thus India has a very great history.


National Perpetual Assets

                   

National flag


The Flag is a symbol of a free country. It is a necessity for all nations as Nehru said "Flag is a symbol of freedom for all people". It was designed based on the Swaraj Flag by Pingali Venkaya Garu. Indian flag was adopted on 22nd July 1947 in the constituent assembly. 

The "Tricolor" refers to the Indian National Flag. It is horizontal, its ratio of length and width is 3:2. It is three colors with equal proportion. The national flag has deep Saffron, Kesri color at the top indicating the strength of the country. It has white color in the middle indicating “Piece and Truth”. Dark Green at the bottom indicates Fertility, Growth and Auspiciousness of the land. 

It also has Dharma Chakra which intends to show that there is life in movement and death in stagnation. The Dharma Chakra is in navy blue color representing the sky and the sea. It is taken from the abacus of Saranat Lion capital of Ashoka. It has twenty-four spokes which represent 

Love
Courage
Peacefulness
Patience
Goodness
Magnanimity
Selflessness
Faithfulness
Gentleness
Self-control
Truthfulness
Self-Sacrifice
Righteousness
Mercy
Gracefulness
Humanity
Empathy
Sympathy
Justice
Spiritual Knowledge
Spiritual Wisdom
Moral Values
The Fear of God and 
Faith

The flag must be made of Khadi. The first stamp of Independent had the image of our National Flag and was released on 21st November 1949 and it was meant foreign correspondence. Our flag was first hoisted on Mount Everest in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay. Our flag flew into space for the first time in 1984 by Rakesh Sharma. A world record was made by creating the largest human flag which involved 50,000 volunteers in Chennai in December 2014.


National Anthem


Our National Anthem is “Jana Gana Mana”. It is sung to drive Pride, Patriotism and Respect towards our nation. It binds the whole nation into a single thread of Unity and Nationalism. It is also the way to pay tribute to our great freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. 

National Anthem was first written in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, the music for the song was also composed by Tagore itself. It was adopted in its Hindi version in constituting assembly as our National Anthem on 24th January 1950. The English version of our National Anthem was composed by Tagore in Madanapalle in Andra Pradesh at Besant Theosophical College. It was translated into Hindi and Urdu by Abid Ali. It should be sung in 52 seconds.


National Song


Our national song is “Vande Mataram”. It was taken from the novel “Anandamath” in 1882 written by Bankima Chandra Chatarji. Vande Mataram was the greatest inspiration for our Indians during freedom struggle. It was sung by Rabindranath Tagore for the first time in the 1896 session of Indian National Congress. The music for the Vande Mataram song was composed by Jadunath Battacharya.

It was initially written in Sanskrit and Bengali and it was translated into English by Arabindo. The Vande Mataram song was composed in over one hundred different forms. The most popular is the one composed by A.R.Rahaman in 1997 on the occasion of the 50th Independence Anniversary of India.


National Emblem


Our National Emblem includes four lions standing back to back, symbolizing Power, Pride, Courage and Confidence. It is adopted from the Ashoka’s Lion Capital in Saranath. Below the lions a galloping horse and a bull are separated by a wheel ‘Dharma Chakra’. Below it is written Satyamevajayathe, which means “Truth alone Triumphs”. The quote is taken from Mundaka Upanishad in Devanagiri script.


National Pledge


Our National Pledge is an oath of commitment to a superior cause of all the citizens of India. It was initially composed in Telugu by Pydimarri Venkata Subba Rao in 1962 and later it was translated in every Indian language. It was first presented in a school in Visakhapatnam in 1963. Our national pledge is at par with the National Anthem and National Song but it is not adopted by the Constitute of India. 


Other National Symbols


                                    Symbols    Symbolizes 

National Animal    Tiger           Power
National Flower     Lotus           Purity
National Tree         Banyan       Immortality
National Bird         Peacock      Elegance
National Game      Hockey
National Fruit        Mango        Tropical Climate of India


India is the world's greatest nation, why?


India is a cradle of human race. It is the birthplace of human speech. The uniqueness of our Sub-Continent lies in its diversity. It has a vivid range of Flora and Fauna. We have over 400 wildlife Sanctuaries, 99 Parks. India is a natural home for over 350 species of mammals, 2100 varieties of birds, 350 varieties of reptiles and countless insects.

India is the mother of history, grandmother of legends and great grandmother of traditions. India has made a tremendous contribution to the world. Some of its contributions can be listed as follows:

World’s first medication system was Ayurveda created by our Indians.

India gave medical technology through ‘Charaka’ and first surgery in the world was performed by Charaka himself.

The technology of plastic surgery through ‘Sushruta’ had made hundreds of years ago. We gave the world, what is economy through “Arthasastra” by ‘Chanukya’.

The world’s first university was ‘Takshasheela’ which was found in 700 B.C. in India and in those days itself, it offered training for 60 subjects and the whole world came to India to pursue higher education. 

Indians were the first to navigate and we started it before 6000 years itself. 

Our ancient book ‘Surya Sidhantham’ which was written in 1000 B.C gave every statistic of the earth and space. 

Pi (π) in mathematics was first used by our mathematician by ‘Boudha Yana’. 

The mother of all martial arts ‘Kalaripaytu’. It was invented in 200 B.C itself. It was taught even in China by Bhodhi Dharma of our Indian. 

'Aryabhatta' had discovered the shape and velocity of the earth in 499 A.D.

The digit ‘zero’ was invented by the Indians.

‘Anesthesia’ was first made by Indians from herbs 

Sree Bhaskaracharya has explained the gravitational theory long back in his book “Sidhantam    Siromani Bhusakusam”, 4000 years before Newton had proposed it. 

World’s first and the ancient language is Sanskrit

Nearly 200 Indians are leading American companies to success as CEO’s

Over 38% of doctors in America are Indians.

Over 36% of NASA scientists are Indians.

Over 34% of Microsoft experts are Indians

Most of the leading companies have Indians in expert positions

12% of exceptional scientists are Indians

Indians even own 36% of the companies in Silicon Valley 

We rank no.1 in milk production and no.2 in Wheat production.

If we continue the list it would never have an end. So be proud to be an Indian and be an Indian. Serving the nation has been never a sacrifice. It’s a privilege. 

Stolen Wealth of India

At that time, India was the most resourceful country. It was the largest repository of many kinds of natural wealth. India used to export products like Muslin cloth, spices, diamond & turquoise, silver, ivory, precious stones and much more.

Top economists quote that the Britain had stolen more than $ 45 trillion from 1765 to 1938 in India. Earlier, in the year 1001, the Muslim ruler Mahmud from Ghajini had invaded India about 17 times and looted a lot.

India got independence on August 15, 1947 due to struggle of veterans like Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh and so on.

It is the 73rd India Independence Day celebration for us. August 15 passed a few days ago. Nevertheless, its joy can be seen in us. Here you can enjoy 20 songs in five-minute video. So go ahead and enjoy.


Last Words


India got independence on August 15, 1947 due to struggle of veterans like Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh and so on. We are living happily in this country because they have dedicated their lives during the freedom fight for the country. We have to walk on the path that they have laid and should bring great glory to our country.

It is the 73rd India Independence Day celebration for us. August 15 passed a few days ago. Nevertheless, its joy can be seen in us. Here you can enjoy 20 songs in five-minute video. So go ahead and enjoy.

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