15 Lesser Known Facts About Indian Independence, 75th Independence Day

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11. Batukeshwar Dutt was one of the unsung heroes who contributed a great deal during Indian Independence. 


He is best known for having exploded a few bombs, along with Bhagat Singh, in the Central Legislative Assembly in New Delhi on 8 April 1929 to register protest against the Trade dispute bill and raised the slogan “Inquilab Zindabad“.

After they were arrested, tried and imprisoned for life, he and Bhagat Singh initiated a historic hunger strike protesting against the abusive treatment of Indian political prisoners and eventually secured some rights for them. He was also a member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.


12. Even a 6-month-old was ready to sacrifice her life for India’s freedom.


From this, we can understand, to what extent Britishers performed violent acts on men and women. So, clearly, India does not lag in the number of patriots who were ready to sacrifice themselves for the freedom of India. The youngest freedom fighter named Saroj Gaurihar was imprisoned at the age of only 6 months along with her mother by the British Raj. The city of Agra cherishes this grey-haired veteran who is 85 now. She became a part of the freedom struggle in 1942.


13. The first Indian flag was raised in Germany by Bhikhaji Rustom Cama in 1907.


The Tiranga consisted of three colors- the topmost being green followed by golden saffron in the middle and the red color at the bottom. The term “ Vande Mataram” was inscribed on the middle of the flag.

The flag was first raised at the International Socialist Conference in Stuttgart, Germany. Based on the Calcutta Flag, the green, yellow and red fields represent Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism respectively. The crescent and the sun again represent Islam and Hinduism. The eight lotuses in the upper register represent the eight provinces of British India.


14. The first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru had the opportunity to raise the Indian National Flag for 17 times on the Independence day


He also addressed the nation the same number of times on the same day.


15. Battle Of Plassey


British rule originally and officially commenced after their victory in the Battle of Plassey. Since their victory in the Battle of Plassey, the British ruled India for a whopping 190 years until their oppressive rule was brought to an end in 1947. The Battle of Plassey was a decisive victory of the British East India Company over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies on 23 June 1757.

Today, most of the youth imbibe so much of western culture in terms of dressing, partying, etc. It is easy to say that “I am proud to be an Indian” but how many really show it in words practically? It is the need of the hour to wake up our ancient Indian culture and increase the usage of Indian-made products.

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Pavani Bharathula
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