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.