Independence Day Speech
A warm good morning to everyone gathered.
Today, we are celebrating our independence day. Every year, India celebrates its independence day with lots of enthusiasm and joy on 15th of August. The day is celebrated as a remembrance of our freedom in 1947 from the hundred years of British rule. It is one of the great and most significant days for the country, as we commemorate the sacrifice of our freedom fighters, great leaders, and all those people who suffered under Britishers for many years and fought to get freedom for India. On this auspicious day, I would like to share few thoughts about our country and its independence.
We should be proud of our Motherland and should honor the fundamental rights that we enjoy today. It is the fruit of the innumerable sacrifices made by thousands of heroes of our country. Not everyone are celebrated and many remain as unsung heroes. Today, we are fortunate enough to breathe the fresh breeze of independence and enjoy the democracy. Before the independence, our ancestors and forefathers were under the slavery of the Britishers and endured extreme violence and were stripped down of all their fundamental rights in their own land. But aren’t we enjoying the democracy today? Shouldn’t we be grateful to our freedom fighters, who made it possible? Most importantly, we have to remember the important role that every one of us have as responsible citizens of the nation so that we can be worthy of this great nation.
We all know that India got its independence on 15th of August in 1947. But we should never forget the history of slave India in which our forefathers suffered in the hands of British people. We cannot imagine the agony and misery endured by them to get the independence. It took lots of sacrifices, deaths, and humiliation of many great leaders and freedom fighters for several decades. Mangal Pandey, Bhagat Singh, Chandra Sekhar Azad, are few of the unsung personalities who spent their whole life for freedom struggle and lost their lives at an early age for the country. Great Indian personalities like Nethaji, and Mahatma Gandhi led the country’s men into the freedom struggle. After so much struggle, India became independent in 1947. Indeed, we have to be proud to be an Indian today and should admire the fortune that we are enjoying now in the free country. We are now living in a land of peace and happiness where we are democratic to enjoy our own rights and freedom.
In these 60 years of independence, India is developing very fast in diverse fields such as technology, sports, education, finance and more. India is a country rich in natural resources and cultural heritage, which should be preserved and prided. Living in a free country does not mean free of responsibilities.
As students, we have to fight to curb corruption at every level, be bold and courageous to speak up against any injustice wherever it happens. We have to be responsible citizens who protect public properties from misuse and damage. We should also conserve all the natural resources like forests, land, wildlife, water, etc. As future citizens of the country, we have to work to abolish the differences on the basis of religion, caste, creed and remove social evils like child labor, violence against women, domestic abuse, and so on. We, as students, have to build a strong bonding to the nation and to take pride in being an Indian by upholding these ideals and contributing to the progress of the nation.