15th August is celebrated annually in India as Independence Day. It is the day when India got independence from the United Kingdom. We celebrate Independence Day of India on 15th August because India got freedom on 14th August 1947. It was the day when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had given a speech on Independence Day of India. On 15th August 2019, we will celebrate 73rd Independence Day of India. Here is a sample of Independence Day Speech – Independence Day of India Speech in English
Independence Day Speech – Independence Day of India Speech in English
Good Morning Everyone,
I welcome you all for the celebration of 73rd Independence Day of India.
The future beckons to us. Whither do we go and what shall be our endeavour? To bring freedom and opportunity to the common man, to the peasants and workers of India; to fight and end poverty and ignorance and disease; to build up a prosperous, democratic and progressive nation, and to create social, economic and political institutions which will ensure justice and fullness of life to every man and woman.
One of the things Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said on 14th August 1947. I am pretty sure that fighting against poverty was his agenda. And we have 73 such addresses!
73 years, and still we are fighting against poverty. 73 years and still millions of people sleep hungry; they don’t have access to basic health amenities. 73 years and still 150 million children are out of schools. 73years and 640 million don’t even have toilets at their home. And we talk about growth and the booming economy!
Are we really independent today? Even after 73 years of Independence, our society has faced some of the worst issues–honour killings and dowry, from age-old prejudices of the caste system to the refusal by courts to address marital rape as a crime, people blaming women for the crimes against them and lawyers defending the actions of rapists.
Even after 73 years of Independence our Prime Minister has to start a cleanliness drive across the nation to keep our surroundings clean, whereas the sessions of Parliament are washed away with trivial issues of blame games to prove the self-worth by the honorary parliamentarians.
Are we really Independent today where Rich continued to become richer, and poor poorer? After 73 years of Independence, we have become free from the British; we could not free ourselves from the shackles of poverty, the fetish of hunger.
Are we really Independent today when Indian flag is being sold by a 12- year old, and he is not going to sleep empty stomach?
Are we really Independent today where people in the 21st century take a girl child to be a burden and force the pregnant lady to get an abortion done after undergoing a sex determination check?
Are we really Independent today where women are being molested, teased on the way they dress, but also old age people and children are a victim of such crimes?
Are we really Independent today where Big Boss is a show in which Salman Khan judges other people’s life decisions?
Are we really Independent today where the Best fiction writers in India work in the News?
Are we really Independent today where they’ll match horoscope, age, caste, salary, family background, education and proudly claim that Marriages are made in Heaven?
At this time, we all proudly claim that we are independent of a foreign rule but let me tell you one thing we are still not free from jealousy, intolerance, and hatred towards our fellow countrymen. We are full of resentment towards other traditions, religions. We always try to suppress the growth of the other. We are tied in shackles of class-caste distinctions, false ideologies, corruption, communal violence, terrorism and so on. We fail to remember that independence is not only living freely but also allowing others to live freely.
Today we don’t even cherish or respect what we have got; rather we try to exploit it in every possible way. Then how can we say that India is independent in the true sense of the word?
The day when every individual is treated equally, the male-female ratio is equal, women are not exploited or treated as commodities, the old age people are no more a burden but respected the way they should be, people are educated, poverty is eradicated and employment opportunities are available to one and all, it is on that day that India will be truly independent for me.
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