Welcome Speech for Independence Day in English for Students

Independence Day is one of those occasions which calls for a welcome speech because we as Indians celebrate this day as a festival. After 200 Years of slavery under the British Empire, it was on August 15, 1947, India became an independent nation. After many years of struggles, where our freedom fighters were hanged, imprisoned, and tortured we could see the light of the day. 

On this day, schools across the nation honor their legacy and sacrifices by conducting the program. This can be presented as a long welcome Speech for Independence Day or a short welcome speech for Independence Day.


Brief on Independence Day

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India shall awaken to freedom. With these golden words of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India claimed her rightful independence on 15th August 1947 after almost 200 years of British Colonialism. India’s freedom was the result of years of struggle against British Imperialism which was fought by our freedom fighters, many of whom gave their lives for the nation so that their future generations could live in a free country. Several prominent leaders come to mind when we talk about the freedom movement which includes Jawaharlal Nehru, who became our first Prime Minister, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh and so many more.

We should always remember and cherish this freedom that we struggled for so long and at the end of a long road, we finally achieved our rightful position as a sovereign nation.

The Meaning of Independence

While the Independence of India was a glorious event in her history, it was also a very painful one. Independence came with the condition of partition, two dominions of India and Pakistan were created and people who had lived together for centuries were divided from each other. This shall always teach us that Freedom is not free and the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. 

When we became Independent, India was an extremely backward country with more than 75% of our population living in poverty and food shortages, famines and illiteracy was rampant.  We took an oath to make our nation one of the most advanced nations of the world and have been on that mission for the last 8 decades. 


Next year India is going to celebrate its 76th year of Independence and it is a time when the entire nation should come together as one to celebrate our journey till now and march to an even glorious future where we create a better India so that our progeny can be proud of ourselves.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.Who led the freedom movement of India?

The Freedom Movement was an umbrella term that stood for a diverse set of Individuals who wanted freedom for India and were willing to fight for it. The most important part of this freedom movement that led to the mainstream freedom struggle for a large part of the 20th century was the Indian National Congress. There were other parties too which had their own interest but all of the leaders were united in their dream of a Free India. You can read more about it on IMP Website and download it in PDF format.

2.When did we make our constitution?

The constitution of India came into force on the 26th of January, 1948 when we declared ourselves a republic and gave the constitution to the people of India. The Constitution of India was prepared by the constituent assembly and it is the largest written constitution in the world. The constitution derives itself from various sources like the Government of India Act, 1935 etc. The constitution claims to provide every Indian citizen with liberty, justice and equality. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar is known as the Father of the Indian constitution.

3.What was the reason for partition?

Partition of India was the result of a long and historic tussle among two factions in undivided India. The demand for partition was most prominently raised by the Muslim League which wanted a separate nation for Muslims under its Two Nation Theory, the Muslim League was led by Mohammad Ali Jinnah who went on to become the first Governor-General of Pakistan. Initially, Pakistan was divided into two parts, East Pakistan and West Pakistan but East Pakistan liberated itself to form Bangladesh in 1971.

4.What can I do to protect the Independence of India?

Though India officially became Independent in 1947, there are still a lot of issues that are present in modern-day India which still have not been completely resolved. Indians are still divided among ourselves into the lines of Caste, Creed, religion and language. A majority of our population is still poor and there are still people in our country who do not have access to clean water and health facilities. Creating awareness about such issues is the duty of every Indian citizen.

5.What should be our goal for the future?

India for all its achievements still has a long way to go if it wants to be called a developed nation. We have been a perennially developing nation for the last 75 years and there are many issues that need to be addressed. We lack behind most of the world in almost all of the Human development indexes. So, our goal should be that we set targets for the next 25 years and work hard to achieve them like removing hunger and poverty from our population. Access to good health facilities for all people and a sense of belonging to the environment must be cultivated among people.

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