15th Aug 1947 was a glorious day for the nation of India as they overturned the yoke of the British rule and embraced democracy. This day is celebrated as a National festival across India. Today happens to the 73rd Independence day of the nation. As a salute to Mother India, I dedicate this Indian Independence Day speech the younger generations of the country.
Independence Day Speech
My Dear Indians,
It gives me great joy to stand here today on the occasion of the 73rd Independence day of our great nation India and pay my respects to Mother India.
Today, we are a free nation. We make our own decisions. We elect our own leaders. We make our own laws. We are a sovereign country and decide what is best for the progress of our nation.
However, things were not always this way. Before 1947, India was ruled by the British who had occupied India. They came as traders and then became the rulers of this country. They looted India. They mistreated its people. They denied the people of this land education, health and human dignity.
A lot of people who could not tolerate this inhuman treatment at the hands of the British decided to free our country from them. We today celebrate the lives of such people as freedom fighters. Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekar Azad, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Veer Savarkar are a few names that come to my mind. These glorious freedom fighters sacrificed luxury and some even their life for the goal of freeing the country from the clutches of the British.
Their efforts did not go a waste. On this day of 15th August back in 1947, the British left our country. India was born as a free nation. We have come a long way in the last 72 years. We have become a strong, prosperous and mighty country that is rising in its stature.
However, a lot of work still needs to be done. We need to conquer several problems like illiteracy, poverty and ill-health. We also have to stop taking our freedom for granted. For that, we youngsters should join hands and recall the words of Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents of America
“Ask NOT, what your country has done for you
Ask what YOU, done for your country”Abraham Lincoln, Late President of USA
Let us all work for a strong, united and wonderful India!