If you are a proud Indian citizen, you can celebrate Independence Day in a number of ways. You can participate in the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, hoist the Indian flag, and sing the national anthem, “Jana Gana Mana“. And you can remember India’s freedom fighters by sharing patriotic pictures and videos on social media. You can even make a post on Facebook, Instagram, or Whatsapp to show your patriotism.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
On August 15, the country will mark its 76th anniversary of Independence, celebrating the nation’s elixir of freedom and energy, the people of India. This year, the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will feature cultural events and ceremonies held across the country. This festival is organized through seamless coordination of all state and union territories of India.
The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostsav campaign began in April 2018 to mark 75 years of Indian Independence. The campaign will run for 15 months, culminating on the 15th of August 2022. The Indian people will be able to participate in a variety of cultural and literary events. For example, on August 15, there will be a concert featuring a play by a legendary writer or musician.
Indian national anthem Jana Gana Mana
How to celebrate Indian national anthem Janagaana Mana? Rabindranath Tagore composed the song in 1911. It is a five-verse composition sung in Bengali and is a part of the Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata hymn. The anthem conveys the spirit of pluralism and the concept of unity in diversity and is part of India’s cultural heritage.
The National Anthem is a declaration of the independent status of India and is widely understood throughout the country. Although it is sung in multiple languages, the anthem is generally understood and re-enforces the spirit of unity among these diverse peoples. The anthem conveys the culture of India, appeals to patriotic feelings and unites different races. While many people may think of the anthem as a hymn, it is actually a poem of five verses composed by Rabindranath Tagore.
Campaign to bring Indian flag home and hoist it
On the occasion of India’s 76th Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a Campaign to bring the national flag home and hoist it at home. This will see people change their profile pictures on social media to the tricolour. The Campaign is part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav” celebrations. The Ministry of Culture has also launched a website where people can pin tricolours on their social media profiles, which will be considered a virtual hoisting of the national flag. As of Thursday, over 12.5 million people have pinned tricolours on their social media accounts.
The national flag is meant to inspire patriotism in the people and instill a sense of nationalism. As part of the Government of India’s “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” initiative, the Centre has shared a guide for folding the Tricolour. The campaign aims to promote patriotism among citizens, and will be held from August 13 to 15 to help bring awareness about the importance of hoisting the tricolour at home.
India’s freedom fighters
How do you mark the occasion? You can start by celebrating the day of India’s independence with a special dinner, or take your family for a stroll in the park. Or you can even fly a kite – the symbol of Indian independence. In whichever case, this national holiday should be celebrated with a big bang! To make the day more meaningful and memorable, here are some ways to commemorate India’s freedom fighters.
Fancy dress contest: For middle school and high school students, organising a fancy dress competition is sure to generate lots of excitement. Choose colorful outfits for the kids and try to include some unique items to make them stand out. This activity will also instill a sense of patriotism among the kids. Besides that, you can also host a special dinner for the freedom fighters at a restaurant or at a hotel.
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