Interesting facts about India's Independence Day

Updated On Aug 13, 2022 04:03 PM IST
  • The British East India Company controlled India from 1757 to 1857. India earned freedom from 200 years of British colonial control on August 15, 1947. It was under British rule from 1858 to 1947. Here are a few interesting facts about India's Independence Day
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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)
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 04:03 PM IST

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)

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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)
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 04:03 PM IST

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)

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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)
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 04:03 PM IST

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)

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

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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)
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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)

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The first variant of India's current national flag was originally designed by Pingali Venkayya, an educationist and freedom fighter from Andhara Pradesh in 1921.(PTI)
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The first variant of India's current national flag was originally designed by Pingali Venkayya, an educationist and freedom fighter from Andhara Pradesh in 1921.(PTI)

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In 1911, Rabindranath Tagore composed the song ‘Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata’ which was later renamed ‘Jan Gan Man’. The Constituent Assembly of India adopted it as the National Anthem on January 24, 1950.(AFP)
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In 1911, Rabindranath Tagore composed the song ‘Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata’ which was later renamed ‘Jan Gan Man’. The Constituent Assembly of India adopted it as the National Anthem on January 24, 1950.(AFP)

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India's current national flag was officially adopted on July 22, 1947, and hoisted on August 15, 1947.(PTI)
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India's current national flag was officially adopted on July 22, 1947, and hoisted on August 15, 1947.(PTI)

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Earlier, Indian citizens were not allowed to hoist the National Flag except on selected occasions. This changed after a decade-long legal battle by industrialist Naveen Jindal culminated in the landmark Supreme Court judgement of January 23, 2004, that declared that the right to fly the National Flag freely with respect and dignity is a fundamental right of an Indian citizen within the meaning of Article 19(1) (a) of the Constitution of India.(HT Photo/Samir Jana)
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 04:03 PM IST

Earlier, Indian citizens were not allowed to hoist the National Flag except on selected occasions. This changed after a decade-long legal battle by industrialist Naveen Jindal culminated in the landmark Supreme Court judgement of January 23, 2004, that declared that the right to fly the National Flag freely with respect and dignity is a fundamental right of an Indian citizen within the meaning of Article 19(1) (a) of the Constitution of India.(HT Photo/Samir Jana)

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