Indian Independence day- Essay/Short Speech for Children

  • Contributed by : Divya P
  • Status : Contributor
  • Mode : Medium
  • Article type : Essay/Speech for students
  • Target Age Group : 11-15 Years

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“At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had read these lines from his speech “Tryst with destiny” when India was getting freedom on August 15th 1947.

India was a slave in its homeland for more than 200 years. All our rights and freedom were snatched by the Britishers. We were deprived of our basic needs like education, food, shelter etc.  But patriots like Subash Chandra Bose , Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru , Bal Gangadhar Tilak fought dauntlessly for our country. They gave their lives on the altar of our country. Many of our brothers & sisters were tortured and died while fighting for freedom. Yet the fire was already lit in the minds. They didn’t stop. They fought until we got our Independence on 15th August, 1947.

We celebrate Independence Day every year on 15th August to pay homage to our martyrs who fought to free our country from the shackle of British Rule. We hoist our flag proudly and sing National Anthem. On this day we remember the sacrifices our freedom fighters had made to make our country free. We take a pledge on this day to be a true citizen to our country and fight back if we face any hurdle. Today, we bask in the sun of freedom and glory. This could be only possible because of our freedom fighters and our forefathers who struggled hard to cultivate a better future for us. Imagine how our country would be today, if we hadn’t got independence. The thought of it is dreading and mind shaking. So what does Independence actually mean?

Independence does not just mean being free but it also means to be strong, leading and self-sufficient. Today, India is a developing nation. It has left no stone unturned in any field, be it science, technology, agriculture, arts etc. We are enjoying the advantage of equal rights, harmony and peace. Yet, our country still needs us. Even today, we face troubles and our army men are fighting back the enemies bravely. It is our duty also to play a key role to keep our country safe. To be a dutiful citizen to our country and contribute towards its development and progress. To remove the differences we have amongst us and stand united and strong. Hence, each one of us is a child to our Mother India. Let us protect the golden bird.

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