National Festivals of India
Gandhi Jayanti Festival India
Gandhi Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi popularly known as the Father of the Nation. Born on the October 2nd 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. He is known for his invaluable contribution in India’s freedom struggle. His principles of truth, non – violence and honesty are still remembered today.
Mahatma Gandhi was an intensely active personality. He was interested in everything that concerns the individual or society. He is best known as the matchless political leader who evolved the new technique of “satyagraha”. His fight against untouchability and the notions of superiority and inferiority by birth are also fairly well known.
For India, his greatest service was, perhaps, the emancipation of Indian women. While his stay in South Africa in the earlier part of his life, he protested against the colonial and racial discrimination and the Asiatic ( Black ) Act and the Transvaal Immigration Act with the aid of a brilliant strategic move of starting a non – violent civil disobedience movement. He returned to India in 1915.
He was the person behind the Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad and the Sabarmati Ashram, which became a platform for introducing long – needed social reforms such as ‘Harijan’ welfare, small – scale industries and self – reliance and rehabilitation of lepers. His fight to give equal rights to each and every person of the society irrespective of which strata they belong made him immortal among us.
He tried to attained moksha by service to mankind. Gandhiji portrays a multi – faceted moral and spiritual messiah. His tireless endeavor to make people understand the basic happiness of life is to be happy with whatever you have, thus showing the only way to save the world. It is his philosophies and morals of life, which will make keep alive in our minds forever.
Independence Day Festival India
Independence Day of India 15th August the red – letter day in the Indian calendar is celebrated. The date commemorates the day when India achieved freedom from the British rule in the year 1947.
It has been a long journey for India 1947. After more than two hundred years of British rule, India finally won backs its freedom on 15th August, 1947. In history this date has a special significance as it gave birth to a new nation and a new era. Independence Day was also the end of nearly a century of struggle for freedom, battles, betrayals and sacrifices.
It gave us the freedom to choose between right and wrong also created a situation where we were responsible for ourselves. Independence Day is an occasion to rejoice in our freedom and to pay collective homage to all those people who sacrificed their lives to the cause.
The day is marked with flag hosting and cultural programs in the state capital and the Prime Minister’s speech at the Red Fort in Delhi is the major attraction of the day’s celebration. The day is celebrated as a national holiday. Schools and people hoist the national flag through out the country and put them up on the rooftops and the buildings.
It is a day of celebration across India and people of all age are in a holiday mood. All the government offices are closed on this day but they are lit up with tri color lights and flag hoisting ceremonies are performed in almost all the schools and colleges to mark the occasion. Roads are decorated with tricolor flags and lights to give a patriotic feel.
Republic Day Festival India
Republic Day on 26th of January every year India celebrates. It is one of the national holidays of India and regarded as the most important day in the Indian history as it was on this day in 1950 the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state.
It is celebrated with much enthusiasm throughout the country to commemorate the event. In New Delhi, the celebrations start with the solemn reminder of the sacrifice of the martyrs.
The patriotic fervor of the people on this day brings the whole country together even in her essential diversity. Every part of the country is represented in occasion, which makes the Republic Day the most popular of all the national holidays of India.
The Colorful parades and drills are organized where children from various schools and institutions takes part. The parade and pageants are broadcasted on the National Television throughout the country.
The most popular of all the national holidays of India, children love to see the air tricks performed by the practiced pilots that shower the tricolors of the Indian flag. The parade also includes the latest weapons of the Indian security forces instilling confidence in the people of the protection offered to them and inspires them with the patriotic feelings.
The displays from all the states are meant to promote the feeling of familiarity, brotherhood and unity among the people of this vast country. Cultural functions are held in different parts of India to mark the occasion. In true sense Republic Day is the celebration of India’s sovereignty and freedom.
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