Season of Festivals: the 75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in India
India is in the mood for festivals in August for different Indian festivals. The season starts with India’s Independence Day.
Every year on August 15, India celebrates its Independence Day. In India, Independence Day is a national holiday.
This year marks the 75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in India, with the theme, “Nation First, Always First”. and the entire country is in full patriotic mode. All sectors of society, including educational institutes, schools, colleges, and all members of society, are commemorating the freedom fighters by raising the National Flag in their homes. The Govt. of India plans to hoist 200 million Tricolour to observe the special day.
“The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav means elixir of energy of independence; elixir of inspirations of the warriors of freedom struggle; elixir of new ideas and pledges; and elixir of Aatmanirbharta. Therefore, this Mahotsav is a festival of awakening of the nation; festival of fulfilling the dream of good governance; and the festival of global peace and development.”
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
Like the history of the freedom movement, the journey of 75 years after independence is a reflection of the hard work, innovation, enterprise of ordinary Indians. Whether in the country or abroad, we Indians have proved ourselves with our hard work. We are proud of our Constitution. We are proud of our democratic traditions. The mother of democracy, India is still moving forward by strengthening democracy. India, rich in knowledge and science, is leaving its mark from Mars to the moon.
G.S.S.S. Dadri Toye(3079), Jhajjar is observing Independence Day
Our school, G.S.S.S. Dadri Toye(3079), Jhajjar is observing Independence Day by doing different activities and the main function is going to be celebrated on 15th August on the school premises. The school organised a PTM on 10 August 2022 to spread the message among parents and students about the 75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in India. How can they commemorate Independence Day in their locality? The students are saluting the National Flag daily during the prayer to observe the 75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in India w.e.f 13 to 15 August 2022.
Independence Day is a national holiday in India acknowledged annually on August 15 to honour the warrior of the Independence movement. Independence Day commemorates the end of British rule in 1947 and the birth of a free and independent India. It also celebrates the anniversary of the subcontinent’s partition into two countries, India and Pakistan, which occurred at midnight on August 14-15, 1947. (In Pakistan, the 14th of August is Independence Day.
The English East India Company took control of India in 1757, following the British victory at the Battle of Plassey. The East India Company ruled India for 100 years until it was replaced by direct British rule (often referred to as the British raj) in the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny in 1857-58. The Indian independence movement began during World War I and was led by Mohandas K. Gandhi, who advocated for a peaceful and nonviolent end to British rule.
India’s Independence Day History
On August 15, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru declared India’s independence and was sworn in as the country’s first Prime Minister. The Indian Independence Bill was passed by the British House of Commons on July 4, 1947, and it was passed within a fortnight. This was an important part of the process that led to India’s victory. Freedom fighters and patriots such as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Rani Lakshmi Bai, and many others inspired the common people to fight for independence.
The Importance of India’s Independence Day
This day is dedicated to all those who gave their lives, minds, bodies, and souls to free India. Countless lives were lost, and many were tortured, but India rose as a free country with great determination and faith. On August 15, 1947, India’s tricolour flag was hoisted above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. Every year to this day, the Prime Minister hoists the flag and commemorates the occasion in Delhi, India’s capital. Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation, a military parade is held, which is broadcast live across the country. In addition, the President gives a speech.
Facts about India’s Independence Day
1. Jawaharlal Nehru’s first Independence Day speech began, “At the stroke of midnight, when the world sleeps, India shall awake to life and freedom…”
2. Rabindranath Tagore composed ‘Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata,’ which was later renamed ‘Jana Gana Mana,’ and was adopted as India’s national anthem by the Constituent Assembly.
3. The Indian flag is only manufactured and supplied by The Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS), which is located in Dharwad, Karnataka. It is the sole manufacturer and supplier of the Indian national flag, which is made of hand-spun and handwoven cotton khadi wafting.
Happy Independence Day 2022 Greetings!
We are born with freedom because that is how God intended us to be. Nothing can ever take that away from you. Let us rejoice in Freedom! Happy Independence Day 2022, 75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav!
Let us celebrate our great nation’s Independence Day! I hope you are all thankful for your freedom and proud of the country in which you were born. Happy Independence Day!
Our freedom fighters, soldiers, and national heroes are the reason we are still alive, and we will never forget their sacrifice. Happy Independence Day!
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F.A.Q. on Independence Day, 15 August 2022
Q.1. Is it the 75th or 76th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence?
Ans. We commemorate our Independence Day on y on August 15th. It is the 76th anniversary of India’s Independence from British Rule.
Q: Why is August 15 Independence Day?
Ans. Mountbatten decided to advance the date to August 15, 1947.
Q.3. What happened on July 4, 1776?
Ans. On this day, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.
Q.4. How are we celebrating our 75th Independence Day?
Ans. This year, we are celebrating the 75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in India with the theme, “Nation First, Always First”.
“The special occasion of Raksha Bandhan is here. It’s an opportunity to embrace sibling love and cherish the bond. India as a whole celebrates it with great enthusiasm. Raksha Bandhan is made more enjoyable by lovely rakhis, homemade sweets, presents, and puja. Any Hindu festival is incomplete without religious rituals. In Raksha, Bandhan prayers are offered to god and then sisters worship their brothers and tie rakhis on their wrists while chanting the Raksha Mantra. It brings positivity and eliminates all the negative energies from his life. (Also read: Raksha Bandhan 2022: Make your festival eco-friendly with these edible rakhis)”
Raksha Bandhan falls on August 11 this year. However, the Hindu calendar allows it to be celebrated on two dates: August 11 and August 12. It is observed on the full moon day of the Shravan month’s Shukla Paksha, also known as Shravan Poornima or Kjari Poonam. The full moon date of Shukla Paksha in the month of Shravan will begin at 10.38 a.m. on Thursday, August 11. Purnima Tithi will last till 7:05 am on Friday, August 12. The auspicious timings for the day are as follows:
Purnima Tithi begins on Thursday, August 11 at 10:38 a.m.
Purnima Tithi ends at 07:05 am on Friday, August 12.
Bhadra Time starts at 10:38 am on Thursday, August 11.
Bhadra The clock strikes 8:51 p.m. on Thursday, August 11.
Shubh Muhurat for Rakhi is between 08:51 pm to 09:12 pm on Thursday, August 11.
Astrologers say that since August 12 will also be Purnima Tithi, Rakhi can be tied at any time on that day. So, August 12 can be used to celebrate the event. On August 11, anyone who wishes to tie a rakhi can do so, but after Bhadra time. The following is the Shubh Muhurat for Rakhi on August 12:
On Friday, August 12, Abhijeet Muhurat will begin at 11:59 a.m. and end at 12:52 p.m.
On Friday, August 12, Shubh Choghadiya will be open from 12:52 p.m. to 02:05 p.m.
Rakhi tying, gift-giving, and aarti are just a few of the lovely customs that accompany Raksha Bandhan. This is the time of year when families come together and bonds are strengthened. The best aspect of Hindu festivals is that they bring the entire family together under one roof.
In addition to the family, the festival is frequently observed by cousins and other distant relatives. The festival brings together people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds, transcends biological family boundaries, and emphasises love and harmony through ritual. That is why Raksha Bandhan is so lovely.