Essay On What The Independence Day Means To Me

The midnight of August 15, 1947 is memorable for every Indian on earth, as it is the time, when India gained independence from the stranglehold of the mighty British. The otherwise suppressed tri-colored flag of India was given its due respect, when it was hoisted in the midnight on the Independence Day.


Since then, the red-letter day is celebrated with pomp and gaiety, across the length and breadth of India. Cultural programs and flag-hoisting ceremonies are the predominant affair of the day, while colorful kites fill the sky in the evening, to symbolize freedom. People indulge themselves in remembering the heroes of the freedom struggle and pay homage to them

All the patriotic hearts rejoiced at seeing India becoming a sovereign nation and the triumph of hundreds and thousands of martyred souls. It was a birth of a new nation and a new beginning. The only fact that marred the happiness of the fruits by the blood of martyrs was the fact that the country was divided into India and Pakistan and the violent communal riots took away a number of lives.

I always actively participated in the plays and drama conducted in my school and college on Independence day and loved draping myself in a saree and playing various characters throughout the years. Independence day is very close to my heart, I cannot even begin to imagine the plight of the mothers who lost their son in the battle to gain freedom for our country  but it is a matter of regret that we have forgotten the spirit of this glorious day.

I feel we observe this day superficially. We forget the importance of this day soon after the evening. We attach too much importance to our individual freedom rather than to the national independence. We want to grow without thinking at all about the growth of the country. We must vow to safeguard the independence of our country.


DISCLAIMER : Views expressed above are the author's own.

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India’s Independence Day is on August 15. It makes me think how our country got freedom.
I think a lot about Gandhiji and how he fought for our country’s freedom.

It also makes me think about my freedom. When I was in school, we were given lot of study and homework.
There were some things that I didn’t like to do. Like writing continuously – Hindi, English, GK. Ma’am explained slowly, which was boring to me.
I would finish writing a page but Ma’am would tell only four or five words. And the questions were very easy. I wanted something more difficult and challenging.

We had to study for six or seven hours. And coming back home, we had homework. At school, we went to play games in hot sun. It was fun but I used to have headache and feel tired. In our games class there was a huge trampoline but Ma’am didn’t allow us to jump on it.

I didn’t like to study Hindi at all. But Ma’am taught us Hindi a lot. It was one-hour long. In our library class, Ma’am chose the book and gave us. I wanted to take the book that I liked to read.

In my home-school, no one forces me to do anything. If I don’t want to do Hindi, Mamma doesn’t force me. But she reads Hindi stories to me. Also, If I want to see TV, Mamma lets me do that. In home-school, I can also do science experiments. I get lot of time to do my breakfast but at school, I only got 20 or 30 mins. But, this does not mean I’ll always see TV. I paint, I read many books, I now write for the blog. I play a lot.

I like to dance. I’m learning western dance but I want to learn Kathak too. For Independence Day, I’m going to dance with my friends on the song – Vande Mataram.

If we get freedom, we can do anything we want. But it doesn’t mean we can eat 20 chocolates at a time. I hope you now understand what freedom means to me in home school as compared to earlier in school.

The painting on the top I made two days back for Independence Day.

Happy Friday to you folks.  Every friday I and my father have a party at home! Hope you have a nice weekend.

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