72nd Indian Independence Day: Untold Facts about Independence Day of India

71st Indian Independence Day

72nd Indian Independence Day: Untold Facts about Independence Day of India

On the upcoming 72nd Independence Day of India, let’s memories some of the untold stories and facts about the Day. Every year on the same Day the Prime Minister of India unfurls the National Flag – “TIRANGA” from the Red Fort, New Delhi. Here we represent the untold facts related to Independence Day that every Patriot should know.

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71st Indian Independence Day

  • We all are of the notion that Indian flag was first hoisted on Aug 15th 1947. But that isn’t true. Our National flag is said to be first hoisted on August 7, 1906 in Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta.

 



 

  • The Independence Day of India is shared with some other countries such as North Korea, South Korea, Republic of Congo and Bahrain.

  • The country had no official National Anthem at the time its achieved independence. Jana Gana Mana, which was universally accepted as the Indian National Anthem was written back in 1911

  • The National Song of India is ‘Vande Mataram’ which is a poem composed by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1870s and included in his 1881 novel Anandamath.

  • Jana Gana Mana was chosen as the National Anthem instead of Vande Mataram because Jawahar Lal Nehru thought it would be easier for the band to play.

  • India got freedom after lots of struggle in 1947 in the midnight.

  • India has always been a peace-maker. Certainly, the history speaks of it! India has never invaded any country in hr last 1,00,000 years of history.



  • The name India was derived from the river Indus and bears testimony to the great Indus Valley Civilization that flourished between the river’s tributaries.

  • Cyril John Radcliffe drew the boundary between India and Pakistan, he was a British lawyer and Law Lord.

  • Only Khadi Development and village industries have the license to produce or supply our national flag.

  • It’s hard to believe this one, but Mahatama Gandhi was not a part of the first Independence Day celebration.

  • Goa was a Portuguese state when India became independent. It became a part of the Indian union in 1961

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