Our Prime Minister “Narendra Modi” will raisethe flag on 71st Independence Day on Red Fort. The ‘Independence Day’ for which our freedom fighters Mahatma Gandhi, and Subhash Chandra Bose fought. Definitely, you are able to breathe in the air of freedom because of our leaders. Perhaps, Wondering? And paying tribute to leaders for their struggles. Therefore, you can do but surely you won’t know facts about Indian Independence Day. Acknowledged with the history is a good sign. Due to that reason today’s youth domain of knowledge is restricted to bookish education. It is a shame of fact that you didn’t know about your native country. Furthermore, the real meaning of the word ‘Independence’ is beyond our perspectives. Are women really ‘Independent’? Is agriculture booming like service sector? Here are some facts about Independence Day, which you might not know.
1. Why Prime Minister hoist the flag instead of President
Hoisting National Flag on the freedom day is the act of honor. Many of us wonder “Why President doesn’t hoist the flag on the day? Probably, your answer will be “As he is the Prime Minster of the country” Therefore, the real answer behind this question is that there was no constitution till 1950. The political head of the nation unfurled the flag. On the contrary, President is the constitutional head of the nation. There was no amendment of constitution till 1950, so President was absent from the powers of the country. This is the main reason why Prime Minister hoists the flag.
2. Why Gandhi Ji’s picture is imprinted on Indian currency and not other ‘Freedom Fighters’?
No doubt “Mahatma Gandhi is the Father of the Nation“. However, other leaders Nehru and Ambedkar contributed in the freedom of the country. Indeed it is a complicate question which is difficult to answer. Moreover, you know before 1996 currency notes have a picture of Ashok Stambh. In 1996, RBI transformed the note and watermarks the picture of Gandhi.
3. Why people fly Kites in sky on the Independence Day and not on other day?
Our patriotic feeling arises only on Republic Day or Independence Day. In contrast many soldiers’ die in border activity, and easily you neglect the news. Whoa! This is the Indian youth today. Flying kites is the tradition of Indian culture. In order to protest against “Simon Commission”, people wrote the slogan ‘Go Back Simon’ and flown them into sky. When the kite flies higher and higher in the sky, it seems that our fighters are being remembered.
4. Why our neighbor country Pakistan celebrates Independence Day on 14th August?
India and Pakistan were one country before partition. Due to political insurgence both the countries were separated. Thousands of people from both countries were killed. The question arises many times in our mind. Even more the answer to this question is ambiguous. First of all, Pakistan’s Freedom Day was advanced to 14th August as Lord Mountbatten had to end the 2nd World War. Moreover, he was expected to observe India’s Independence as well. Another reason was that it was 27th holy fast of Ramadan.
5. Why we term ‘Bharat’ as ‘India’?
Following the culture of Western civilization, Indians became slaves. When Britishers left the India, they said “Indians should be English through language and Indians by blood”. Idealizing this notion we termed ‘India’ as English translation of ‘Bharat’. Are we totally independent from Britishers? A big NO, you follow their living of standard and speak English.
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Happy Independence Day