India has been a home to numerous civilizations and empires out of which some are considered antedate 2000 BC. Many culture and religions thrived over the millennium and influence of foreign have degenerated and persuaded endlessly. The chronicle events of India are so attention-grabbing and also give a proud feeling. Today, with the same proud, we are celebrating 71st Independence Day (1947-2017).
In 1858, after a massive failure in mutiny, British Govt. took over India. They founded Indian National Congress Forum for emerging nationalist feeling in 1885. Then onwards, many rebellions and peace lovers started a revolution through countless campaigns across the nation, out of which mainly acknowledged are “Quit India Movement, Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it”, “Give me blood I will give you freedom etc.” for attaining the independence from British rule of over 200 years.
The partition itself took hundreds of thousands of lives in communal bloodshed & women were brutally molested. The conflict rose for the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, had not decided which territory to join that is India or Pakistan which is ongoing. After the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, Congress party won the general election under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru. With this, the Indian political shape was initiated. Yes, the Congress party played an important role in the set up of democratic India. The nation experienced much life to change events under its regime. Like, India lost brief border in the war with China, Jawaharlal Nehru’s sad demise, 2nd war with Pakistan for J&K and the 3rd war on the creation of Bangladesh formerly East Pakistan. In 1975, the political strains laid the state of emergency after being found guilty of electoral malpractice by Indira Gandhi and that leads to the creation of many major and minor political parties in India.
Post independence, the relishing era has also arrived with an adequate political performance which we called Make in India & it has perfectly placed itself in developed countries in terms of Economics, politics, Social, Art, sports, culture, Technology etc. It has produced many known scientists, business tycoons, able politicians, incredible artists; sportsperson standing in world’s ranking who have made India known globally and make the foreign countries to shake their hands for major alliances with India. The 360-degree media communication revolution helped in awareness among the Indian people.
The melancholy of post independence is that the nation is deprived with its own people in many corners. Though, Dr. Ambedkar has given the well-framed Constitution to India where rights of an independent citizen are defined & people are well informed with the stages of revolution made by the martyrs but unfortunately for some narcissistic reasons people forgotten the worth of their lives. The country is still looking for independence through “Beti Bacho”, “Respect for Women” “Corrupt free Nation” “Tolerance & Intolerance”, “Justice”, “Nepotism” and the most pity on “Swach Bharat Abhiyan”.