10 Lines on Independence Day: India attained freedom from British rule and gained Independence on 15th August 1947. Every year we observe the day as a national festival, and the spirit of Independence is celebrated throughout the country. The day acts as a reminder to all our countrymen to remember our freedom fighters and the countless sacrifices they made to set our land free from British aristocracy. The celebrations on the day are hallmarked with events like hoisting the tricolour flag, parades cum marches, speeches by essential personalities, competitions etc. Children can be seen waving tricolour flags in their hands as a pride representation of their nationality and the fact that we are all citizens of India.
Ten Lines on Independence Day
Below we have provided Ten Lines on Independence Day in English, written in easy and simple words for class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 school students.
- India, our motherland attained Independence on 15th August 1947, and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru became the first prime minister of Independent India.
- Nehru hoisted the Indian flag or the first time at Red Fort, on the midnight of 15th August 1947.
- Every year, the Prime Minister of our nation hoists the tricolour flag at Red Fort followed by march past event presented by the Indian armed forces and later concluded by a variety of cultural programs by students.
- All educational institutions carry observe the day by hoisting the flag at their premises, singing the national anthem followed by speeches by influential people.
- Independence day brings with it memories of struggle and sacrifice by many great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, etc.
- We can see a lot of patriotic movies and listen to patriotic songs on television and radio throughout the day.
- The first speech rendered by Jawaharlal Nehru on day of Independence has been famously etched in memory as “Tryst with Destiny”.
- This day is extraordinary as it unifies people from all walks of life, belonging to different states, communities, religions, castes and following different cultures and languages on a single ground that we are all Indians.
- Capital cities across length and breadth of India observe the celebrations similarly, and respective Chief Ministers or Governors carry out flag hoisting ceremonies.
- All schools, colleges, offices, banks and government services are closed on Independence Day.
- One of the three national festivals celebrated in India is the Independence Day, the other two being Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanti.
- Indians were finally declared free from British rule, and all democratic rights could be exercised lawfully by the citizens of India.
- Indian freedom struggle dates back to the year 1857 when India fought its first war of Independence.
- The British Government, under the decision of the Labour Party, finally decided to allocate freedom powers to Indian Government and took off their rule from our land.
- Indians are incredibly proud of their nation as India is solemnly called the biggest democratic country in the whole world.
- All essential public gatherings are protected under strict security measures because of threats from terrorists and anti-social elements.
- The exclusive broadcasting rights of the Independence Day celebrations are given to TV channel – Doordarshan National and All India Radio channels.
- Many events mark the esteemed Independence Day like flying kites, flying pigeons and offering 21 gun salutes by Armed forces at Red Fort.
- All Indians take a pledge to protect the dignity and sovereignty of our country and prevent being ruled by any external parties.
- Unity between many states is upheld at Red Fort celebrations by carrying out tableau processions by highlighting essential themes under every state.
- After nearly two centuries of relentless struggle with the British, India finally gained Independence on midnight of 15th August 1947.
- Soon after our country got Independence, we were divided into two nations – India and Pakistan, a brutal event etched in the pages of history, called “Partition”.
- Independence Day is not restricted to important towns and cities alone; celebrations happen from north to south, across east to western regions of the country in all states and union territories.
- The spirit of nationalism and patriotic feelings are expressed not just in the Indian subcontinent. Still, Non-Resident Indians put up a grand show across different offshore countries where they reside.
- The main themes of celebration on Indian Independence Day are courageous struggles of freedom fighters, brave decisions taken in the country’s favour, democracy and constitutional rules and regulations of our nation.
- The first Sepoy Mutiny that took place in the year 1857 was the precursor revolt that started as an inspiration for all the future course of events.
- During the ensuing revolts and agitation that took place against the backdrop of British rule, the country saw struggle, violence, backlashes, strikes and protests, riot mobs, deaths, casualties, migration of people, all leading to the formation of an independent India.
- Sir Cyril Radcliffe played a very significant role in establishing a boundary separator between India and Pakistan, commonly called the Radcliffe Line that differentiates the two nations geographically.
- Stories of sacrifice and struggle for our nation’s own identity began with the invasion of Moghuls, later taken over by the famous British East India Company in the 16th century, and finally, India getting Independence after 200 years and finally ended in Partition of the nation into India and Pakistan.
- Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and many other leaders played a very prominent role in the freedom struggle, and they have also stressed on the positive impacts of the British rule, like streamlining of the education system, introduction of postal and railway networks, infrastructure developments etc.