Happy Independence Day 2020 Date, Celebrations, Flag, Wishes, Quotes
Happy Independence day makes us recollect all the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters for the sake of the future of our country. India ha progressed in every field in the last 73 years of independence, be it in the field of educatio, space research, technology or military.
Every year, Independence Day is celebrated on 15th August by Indians. On this day in the year 1947, India got independence from the British rule. We celebrate this day so that we can remember those warriors and freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to free us from the British rule. This is the day when we all remember martyrs who sacrificed lives for us. This is the day when we all forget the caste and regional discriminations and together unite as a true indian.
On August 15,1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawahaharlal Nehru hoisted the national flag at the Red Fort situated in Delhi. Since then, every independence day, flag hoisting ceremonies and various cultural programmes are organised in many governmental and non-governmental institutions all over the country.
Celebrations of Happy Independence day
Every year on 15 August, the streets of India are decorated with the tricolours of the national flag as the country celebrates its independence day.
Weeks before 15 August, streets, landmarks and government buildings are lit up in the country’s national colours. Shops, malls and houses are adorned in akin colours, and shopkeepers can be found selling flags, dupattas (lengths of fabric) and kites for the festivity. Documentaries, nationalist films and programmes related to India’s independence are aired on TV channels to get people into the essence of Independence Day.
Although celebrations take place throughout the country, the main staging area for Independence Day festivities is India’s capital city, Delhi, home to the 17th-century Red Fort which acts as a political centre of celebration.
On the eve of Independence Day, the president of India conveys an address to the nation from his office which is broadcast nationally. On the morning of 15 August, the celebration begins with the arrival of the prime minister of India who receives a salute from the guard of honour, which consists of representatives from the three wings of the Indian armed forces (army, navy and air force) and the Delhi police.
The prime celebrations begin with the hoisting of the national flag by the prime minister, put together with 21 honorary gunshots and followed by a moving chanting of the ‘Jana Gana Mana’ (India’s national anthem). To make people remember of the country’s struggle for freedom, the prime minister addresses the nation and recalls on the events which lead to India’s independence and concludes the speech with a positive note about the country’s future.
Later in the day, festivities include nationalist parades and programmes centred on honouring the freedom fighters, a march-past led by the Indian armed forces and military forces and performances by schoolchildren.
Similar types of events are held throughout the country. The chief minister of each state capital hoists the flag while the national anthem is sung. Government and non-government institutions, schools, colleges etc. also have flag-hoisting ceremonies and cultural programmes depicting India’s diversity. Patriotic songs are sung and played all day.
In the northern and central India, kite flying is considered to be the day’s main celebration, as it is linked with an essence of freedom and happiness. In 1927, Indian revolutionaries flew kites with the slogan ‘Go Back Simon’ as a symbol of protest against British rule. Since then, kite flying has become a tradition. Kites can be seen flying high in the sky in the colours of the Indian flag, either for fun or as part of a competition.
Also on this day, a special Beating Retreat ceremony is held at the Wagah Border in Amritsar featuring sword fighting and cultural dance programmes, the ceremonial closing of gates, a parade and a lowering-of-the-flags ceremony.
Independence Day is a national holiday in India, and as such all schools are closed for the day. Most schools hoist the national flag. Primary schools also get into the spirit of patriotism by decorating their classrooms and performing patriotic plays and poems. As the day is a holiday for everyone, most people spend this time with their loved ones and celebrate as they like.
August 15 reminds us of the sacrifices made by several freedom fighters. And if you wish to celebrate the patriotic day by sharing heartfelt wishes, videos, songs and messages, we’ve got many for you right here. Here’s how you can wish your friends and family a Happy Independence Day 2020.
The Indian Tricolor flag
Every free country has its own flag. It is a symbol of free nation. The present National Flag of India was adopted during the meeting of Constituent Assembly on 22 July,1947. It served as the national flag of the Dominion of India till 26 January,1950 and thereafter of the Republic of India. The term “tricolor” in India refers to the Indian National flag.
The National Flag of India consists of a horizontal tricolor of deep saffron (referred to as kesari by Indians) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom, all in equal proportions. The width length ratio of the flag is two to three. In the cente of the white band, there is a chakra represented by a navy blue wheel, the same which appears on the abacus of the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka. The diameter of the wheel is approximately equal to the width of the white band and it consistes of 24 spokes.
Our national flag went through various changes since its first inception. It was recognised during our national struggle for independence. The evolution of the Indian Ntional flag went through various alterations before it arrived at what it is today.
In our National flag, the saffron color at the top, white color in the middle, and dark green color at the bottom indicates the strength, peace and prosperity of the country respectively. The Dharma Chakra at the centre intends to show that there is life in movement and death in stagnation. The Indian Flag Code was modified on 26th January,2002, allowing the citizens to hoist the Indian flag over their homes, offices and factories on any day and not only National days as was the case earlier. The Indians can now proudly hoist the national flag any where and at any time, as per the provisions of the Flag Code. The Flag Code has been divided into three parts. Part I consists of general description of the flag, Part II deals with the display of the National Flag by members of public, private organizations, educational institutions, etc. Part III of the Code deals with display of the National Flag by Central and State governments and their agencies and organisations.
The Indian National Flag symbolises the ambitions and aspirations of the people of India. It is the badge of our national dignity. Over the last five decades, several people including members of armed forces have laid down their lives to maintain the glory of our National flag.
Happy Independence day 2020 Wishes
It is the day to pay respect to our country. Today, let us give a thought about growth and development of our nation. Wish you a very Happy Independence Day.
Let this freedom and independence be celebrated. Live free and enjoy this freedom. Happy Independence Day.
My country is my identity and my pride. Today, let us pay respect to our nation. Happy Independence Day.
I wish you live an independent life forever. Wish you a very Happy Independence Day.
Celebrate this independence and enjoy in the essence of independent India. May this Independence Day fill your life with growth and joy. Happy Independence Day.
Remember our past and take an oath to build up a better future for our nation. Wishing you a very happy independence day.
It’s time to celebrate the land of the free and the home of the courageous. Wish you a very patriotic Independence Day.
On this day, I wish your dreams of a better tomorrow come true. May this Independence Day fill your life with patriotic spirit.
Today, let us celebrate the pride of independent India and rejoice the glory and honor of being an Indian. Happy Independence Day.
Let there be freedom in your mind, soul and body. May you have faith in your words and glory in your nature. Wishing you a very Happy Independence Day.
Wishing you a very Happy Independence Day as India completes another glorious year of her independence.
From sacrifices… To independence… To Progress… India moves ahead. Celebrating the glory of being part of a nation that is forever and great… Happy Independence Day!
Don’t think about what country has given you, think about what you have and what you can give your country.Happy Independence Day!
May you be free as a bird and enjoy this freedom. Happy independence day.
May you fly high and higher just like the tricolor flag. Happy independence day.
Today, let us pledge to be a true and loyal citizen of this nation. We will love this country and make it a better place to live in. Happy independence day.
Never forget the sacrifices of the thousands of people who laid down their lives to make us and our country free. Happy Independence Day
Any nation is not perfect but it has to be made perfect. Let us take our country towards the path of perfection. Happy Independence Day.
On this day, I wish to thank and salute all the martyrs for their sacrifices to make us breathe in a free land. Happy Independence Day.
The cultural diversity of India is an actual thing of beauty which everyone must be proud of. Happy Independence Day.
Other countries may be a place of tourism but India is a place of pilgrimage. I love my country. Happy Independence Day.
Join hands and celebrate this day with a feeling o9f respect and patriotism to the nation. Happy Independence Day.
Today, let’s take pride in our nation, hoist and salute our national flag. Happy Independence Day.
On this special day, let us remember all those who fought for us, sacrificed their lives for us and gave us a beautiful gift of independence. Happy Independence Day.
Salute the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and soldiers who made the dream of independent India a reality. We should salute the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and soldiers who made the dream of independent India a reality.
Let not anything divide the idea of India. Happy Independence Day.
Never take this freedom for granted because it was achieved after shedding of blood of thousands. Happy Independence Day.
May you always have the freedom of choice, freedom of dreaming and loving. Happy Independence Day.
Today is the day to pay respect to our beautiful nation. We’ve done a lot to build our very own culture and heritage, so let’s celebrate it on this special day. May this Independence Day be special for you and your near and dear ones.
Freedom is something for which you have to fight. We’ve shed many tears and blood to earn it, so let’s celebrate our freedom. Never let it go and always carry it in your heart. Happy Independence Day!
Today let us cherish the ones who made our dream of independence a reality. Let’s praise everything we have and celebrate the great beauty of freedom. Happy Independence Day.
It is extremely important to remember our past. But we should also think about building our future. Let’s pledge to do anything to keep our freedom and carry it through the years. Happy Independence Day to the whole nation!