Independence Day: 5 Places that played an important role in India’s Freedom
6 months ago
Freedom is everyone’s right and we have fought hard to earn it, so independence day is a day to rejoice and to celebrate.
India is celebrating its 74th Independence Day on 15th August 2020. It’s a day to celebrate as we became independent and got freedom from Britishers rule on 15th August 1947. India’s Independence day is the result of hardship that freedom fighters and soldiers faced during the war with Britishers.
On every Independence Day, the honorable Prime Minister of the country hoist the tricolor flag at the Red Fort and deliver a speech to the nation. This year also the Independent day celebration will happen but the public is not allowed to attend the event due to prevailing pandemic conditions. Independence Day is a gazetted holiday that means a national, state, and local government offices remain closed.
In getting freedom from Britishers, freedom fighters led many movements and fought many battles from different parts of India. That’s why all over India, you can find the places having historical importance those still bearing the marks of freedom fighting.
Today on the occasion of 74th Independence Day of India, we are taking into the glance at 5 such places that are linked to India’s freedom struggle.
1. Jallianwala Bagh: Jallianwala Bagh holds the scars of one of the bloodiest massacres in Indian history. On April 13, 1919, it was Baisakhi day and thousands of people gathered at Jallianwala Bagh to celebrate the festival when General Dyer and the British Indian soldiers under his command fired more than 1,600 rounds of bullets at a large group of men, women, and children.
2. Jhansi Fort: The fort served as one of the main centers of Sepoy Mutiny in 1857. Fort has the marks of the bloody battle in which Rani of Jhansi gave her life to save her people from the hands of the British.
3. Red fort: Red fort is special in the sense as the first Prime Minister of Independent India Jawahar Lal Nehru Ji gave his independent speech and hoisted the national flag from this fort. The tradition is still carried on and every year on Independence Day, Prime Minister of India gives the speech and hoist the national flag.
4. Champaran: Champaran is a place where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi became Mahatma Gandhi and began his satyagraha known as Champaran Satyagraha. It was a mass movement that led Britishers to enforce Champaran Agrarian Law and they had to lift the ban on farmers. Britishers were forcing Farmers to cultivate Indigo, a dye used for dying clothes and not the food crops that were necessary for their survival.
5. Kakori: Kakori is a small town famous for Kakori conspiracy that took place on August 9, 1925. The conspiracy was led Indian revolutionaries where they looted a train carrying Britishers’ money bag. They looted the money to carry out their revolutionary activities and to win the people’s interest. Nearly 40 revolutionaries were arrested by Britishers as this was the first of its kind loot in the history that shook them. Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, Rajendra Nath Lahiri, Ashfaqullah Khan, and Thakur Roshan Singh were the main accused and were sentenced to death.
These are a few places that tell the story of India’s victory over Britishers but India’s every nook and corner has a story related to freedom fighting. The freedom that we are enjoying today is an outcome of great struggle. That’ s why on Independence day we should honor our revolutionary’s great efforts.
Happy Independence Day to All!