This issue is entirely a travesty of the dreams of Indian freedom fighters who devoted themselves for the country’s liberation from the imperialist yoke. Surely they did never conceive that the succeeding generations would not be able to comprehend the true meaning of national liberation and the same is happening these days. How many persons in India can comprehend the true meaning of August 15 ? This can be a good question in any quiz competition! Well, many people would say that August 15 is still celebrated across the country with splendor. Is this all? How many children do know the true meaning of this day? As per an assortment of studies, only 15% of children, including teenagers, can narrate the true significance of the same.
Whose fault is this? Well, without a shred of doubt, it is the failure of the Indian political system at large. It has completely failed to make people realize the necessity of commemorating August 15 or Independence Day of India. But the same should have been undoubtedly. Liberation struggle for national independence in India was second to none in the worldwide history. It did commence from the Revolt of 1857. In the following years, the vigor increased to an all time high and led to the development of different paths. While there was the non-violent movement at the behest of Mahatma Gandhi, there was also the revolutionary struggle. Hundreds of thousands of revolutionaries in different parts of British India devoted their lives and experienced inhuman hardships, anguishes and also destruction.
Shouldn’t these be remembered? These must be venerated; Indian Independence Day or August 15 is not related with any religion or ritual but a day on which every Indian should take pride as an Indian. And the reverse of this is both blasphemy and betrayal. Unfortunately, the same is taking place these days. Indians need to celebrate Indian Independence Day 15 August without any exception.