“ab bhi jiska khoon na khaula, khoon nahi voh paani hain .jo desh ke kaam naa aaye vo bekaar jawani hain ” this dialogue from ‘Rang De Basanti’ give goosebumps to listeners but it suits those fighters who sacrificed their lives for us. Exactly 74 years ago i.e. 15th August 1947, our country got freedom from British rule. Freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi, Rani Laxmi Bai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, and the list goes on.

Bhagat Singh: 22 years boy who left his family, perfect job and decided to become a freedom fighter along with his friends Rajguru and Sukhdev.

Mahatma Gandhi: left his perfect household life and started Satyagraha Movement, Dandi March.

Rani Laxmi Bai: “Khubh Ladi Mardaani thi voh Jhansi wali Rani thi voh” who fought with Britisher carrying her son on her back till her last breath.

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel: Known as ‘Iron Man of India’ made India a united country and help the traders, people by dividing parts of the country into different states.

Every year Red Fort is ornamented with flowers along with its podium, stairs, marching ground, and seats for guests are arranged. Prime Minister hoist National Flag with National Anthem “Janna Ganna Manna” and address the nation by sharing the achievements done by the government via different schemes, acts in previous years and also promises to make his country number one in the whole world. After the speech, 21 gunshots are fired in honour by remembering freedom fighters. Armed Forces (Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, and Indian Army), Motorcycle troops, and the parade is conducted on Red Fort where they salute National Flag. At last, Prime Minister greets students, teachers who attend the function by letting go of balloons in the air. At the same time, CM’s of states hoist National Flag and attend parades prepared by the people and appreciate them. Many government and non-government institutions also hoist flags in their offices. Schools, colleges decorate their classrooms, halls with drawings of freedom fighters, writing poems, decorating walls with balloons and art. Students also prepare parades, dance performances, choruses and speeches. Not only in India but also in foreign countries Indians celebrate the day by distributing sweets and by singing National Anthem. On borders, soldiers also hoist National Flag then sing and dance patriotic songs. They feel proud because citizens trust them and easily sleeps at home. Even today also, we have many soldiers who leave their luxurious life to protect our nation and us. For sake of their country, they decide to join the army whether it’s Armed Forces, Navy, BSF, Commandos or Para-armed forces. Without informing their loved one’s they go to missions with no idea that whether they will come back alive or wrapped in National Flag. Many wars took place whether it was the Kargil War, India- China War, violating the rules of the Line of Control (LOC), URI attacks, Pulwama attack but every time our forces prove their enemy that now they are not going to compromise or give any type of mercy. I salute them all!

Jai Hind! Bharat Mata ki Jai!