Interesting facts about India's Independence Day

The British East India Company controlled India from 1757 to 1857. India earned freedom from 200 years of British colonial

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 04:03 PM IST 9 Photos

India is all set to commemorate its 75th Independence Day on August 15. This year, the theme is ‘Nation First, Always First.’ On the occasion, the government has kicked off the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign under 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav' from today, August 13 and will continue till August 15.(PTI)

The first struggle for independence was in 1857. It was called the Sepoy Mutiny or the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and was led by Mangal Pandey. Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Tatya Tope, and Nana Sahib were among the other fighters who led the resistance against British soldiers in 1857.(ANI/ PIB)

The Swadeshi Movement, now known as 'Make in India' campaign, started in the 1900s. Bal Gangadhar Tilak initially started a campaign to boycott foreign-made goods and use only India-made goods. Later, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and JRD Tata founded the Bombay Swadeshi Co-op Stores Co. Ltd. to promote India-made goods.(ANI)


India's first national flag is said to have been designed by Sister Nivedita, a disciple of Swami Vivekananda, in 1904.(ANI/ PIB)

India's national flag with three horizontal stripes of red, yellow, and green was hoisted for the first time at what is now called Girish Park in Kolkata.(PTI)