Independence Day Speech for Students | Long speech for 15th August
Today we all are here on this auspicious occasion where I feel fortunate to share my admiration towards this day with you all by saying a few words on the occasion of Independence Day.
Even an injured bird craves the open sky.
Now just imagine living under oppressors and continuously fighting for freedom for 200 years, our forefathers have come a long way fighting for the freedom of our country, and independence day is the mark of this struggle.
Independence day is celebrated all over India as a National Holiday, after a long phase of the struggle, on 15th August 1947, India finally gained Independence. This day is critical to all Indian residents as it offers us a chance to recall a series of sacrifices and movements on the path of freedom.
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Short (10 lines) Independence Day Speech
15th of August, a day when we raise our flag high and proudly sing our national Anthem on top notes and breathe the air of freedom. Every year on this day India celebrates Independence Day to commemorate our independence from the Britishers in 1947. Today we all feel privileged to be born in free India and celebrate our 76th Independence Day of our country.
This day is not only to celebrate our freedom but also to understand its importance and pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the people of our country for this freedom. On this day we need to revisit history to acknowledge the agony faced by Indians enslaved by Britishers for more than 200 years. That difficult time and the battle must not disappear from our memories.
And on every Independence Day, we honour the ones who fought battles for it, the ones who dreamt of free India for us, and the ones who sacrificed themselves for the country.
Every year this big day is celebrated at Rajpath, New Delhi where the Prime Minister raises the flag and along with the National Anthem, tricolour flowers are likewise showered through the helicopter and a 21 rifle gunfire salute is given to the National Flag. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India who hoisted the National flag in 1947 after we got independence at red fort, Delhi and also his famous speech “Tryst with Destiny” was given on this day.
Though it is a gazetted holiday everyone came together to celebrate the flag hoisting ceremony. Everyone came together carrying a proud feeling in their heart. In schools and colleges, students perform dance, skits, and speeches on patriotic themes.
Our flag Tiranga(tricolour) is consist of three colours which are divided horizontally in equal proportions, which represent different things, on the top lies saffron colour which signifies sacrifice and courage, in the middle, there is white colour which reflects the values of truth, peace and purity in the centre of the flag lie a wheel of Navy blue colour Ashok Chakra is which contain 24 spikes. And the third portion beneath white, green colour is a symbol of fertility and faith.
1 minute Independence Day Speech
In today’s world, we can’t even think of being without our fundamental rights.
Before independence, our people were confined to living like slaves under the rules made by Britishers. Democracy gives us the power to build our nation accordingly and live in our country as free citizens and we need to cherish our freedom
British India was divided into two countries on the basis of religious lines India and Pakistan on 15th August provisions of the Independence, Act came into action, which means sovereignty and legislative power lies in the Indian constitution and India proceeded on the path of being a democratic country.
The fight for freedom was a long battle and there were a lot of freedom fighters who made big sacrifices and gave their everything for the country. A lot of nationalists who were renowned for taking the initiative of picking up the torch of freedom were Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, Lala Lajpat Ray, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, history is filled with the names of eminent freedom fighters. We are fortunate to live the vision of our freedom fighters.
Mahatma Gandhi was an eminent personality who fought not only for the freedom of this country but also to eradicate social evils present within our society. He taught us to seek liberty without any violence and guided every Indian toward the path of hope.
Today we remember the relentless struggle of our forefathers and patriots who battled difficulties for our motherland and released us from colonial rule.
Broadly our History of the struggle for freedom can be divided into two phases-
These two periods are also called as pre-Gandhian era and the Gandhian era.
Britishers were ignorant of the problems of Indian and over to that they were contentiously oppressing our countrymen, especially the poor and peasants, they were exploiting our resources and there was no economic growth in our country
1857 was an important year in our history. That year is also known for the first war of independence where rebellions shifted the powers and the revolt of 1857 was also called Sepoy Mutiny.
Indian people always felt restless under British rule and this discontentment raised the feeling of revolution in the mind of Indian soldiers serving under the British crown and it ignited the spark of the first wave of Independence
Short Independence Day Speech 15 August
The fire for independence spread over our nation and the spirit of different religions came together to fight for freedom. Hindus and Muslims merged into one to compel white people to leave our country.
The 1916 Lucknow Pact, Champaran Satyagraha of 1917, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Purna Swaraj in 1930, and non-cooperation movements were part of many big events and movements that brought a wave of unity and desire to get freedom to every Indian.
We cannot say that 15th August is only about independence, this day is like a river of emotions that brought us close together and united us to feel the solidarity and strength of our country. It reminds us of the sacrifice of our revolutionaries and the torment suffered and sacrifice made by them. It develops a supreme patriotic feeling inside us and teaches us various lessons on immolation, nonviolence, and strong willpower. It holds us in high esteem and proud residents of this democratic nation that is on the path of continuous development and progress. Our predecessors have paid a heavy price for freedom and we should together vow to always respect our rights and contribute to the advancement of our nation.
Our freedom comes at the cost of the lives of many of our ancestors. For 200 years our brave freedom fighters fought to free us from colonial rule and died with the dream of a free India in their eyes. On this Auspicious day, we must remember their contribution and honour them.
We are proud of our rich history and respect it but sometimes due to our carelessness we see that we celebrate independence day with great honour but after that day flags are thrown on the roads or are kept in a dishonourable manner. I want to raise this concern so that we acknowledge this negligence and honour it all the time.
- Keeping the flag high always
- Never tear our National Flag
- Never throw the flag
- Never dishonour it
- Don’t throw it in Dustbin or on Roads
We sometimes may not cherish this freedom or might take it for granted but our brave fighters fought for more than 200 years for the freedom we have today. Always remember to respect our flag and the contribution of people associated with it.