15 August 1947. This was the date when India became independent by breaking the shackles of independence. The people of India were breathing free air. It was confirmed that now the people of India will be their own 'destiny creators' and not the people of the British Empire. It was the result of the sacrifice of countless sons, horrific torture and decades of struggle that India got freedom. India is celebrating 75th Independence Day today but the story of achieving this independence has not been so easy. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, gave a speech on the midnight of 14 August 1947 that now India has become independent. His speech is known as 'Tryst with Destiny.'
What did the first Prime Minister of the country say at the beginning of independence?: Jawahar Lal Nehru said in his first speech, 'Today we are ending an era of misfortune and India can find itself again. The achievement we are celebrating today is just one step towards the opening of new opportunities. Even bigger victories and achievements await us. Today there are countless achievements in the name of the country. The country is one of the major superpowers of the world. There is hardly any country which has the courage to confront India directly, but for whose value India has paid a huge amount.
India has got victory through struggles: The journey of freedom is very long. From 1600 onwards, efforts were made to fight slavery separately, but the voice of Samvat Bharat was raised only after the mutiny of 1857. This bugle of freedom was blown by Shaheed Mangal Pandey. Mangal Pandey's role was the most important in the war of 1857. Mangal Pandey was not allowed to use fat cartridges. He categorically denied that it was not acceptable. The cartridges used in the rifles that the British gave to Indian soldiers were a mixture of pig and cow fat. These cartridges had to be removed by mouth, for which the soldiers were not prepared. Indians called the use of these cartridges an insult to religious sentiments and started opposing it.