All you need to know about Independence Day 2019

All you need to know about Independence Day 2019

Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15 August, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the British rule on 15 August 1947.

First Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi.


European traders had established outposts in the Indian subcontinent by the 17th century. Through overwhelming military strength, the British East India company subdued local kingdoms and established themselves as the dominant force by the 18th century.

Many important movement for independence:

i)1857- Movement by Mangal Pandey

ii) 1919- Jallianwala bagh

iii) 1921-22- Boycott of British Goods.

iv) 1930- Dandi March

v) 1942- Quit India

vi) 1947- Partition

About Flag

The National Flag of India is a horizontal rectangular tricolour of India saffron, white and India green; with the Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue at its centre. … In India, the term “tricolour” (Hindi: तिरंगा, romanized: Tiraṅgā) almost always refers to the Indian national flag.

Designed by: Pingali Venkayya

Adopted on: 22 July 1947

Number of time flag Hoisted:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru-14 times (First PM,  1947)
  • Indira Gandhi- 16  times (Maximum time Hoisted flag)
  • Manmohan Singh- 10 times
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee- 6 times
  • Narendra  Modi-6 times
  • Rajiv Gandhi- 5 times
  • P.V Narshima Rao- 5 times
  • Mararji Desai, Lal bahadur shastri- 2times
  • Chaudhary charan singh, Vp singh, H.D deve gowda- 1time
  • Gulzari lal Nanda, Chandra shekhar- Not hoisted flag

Note- PM Modi 15 Prime Ministers (in Persons)

India celebrates 73rd Independence Day,2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the government at the Centre has been tirelessly working towards fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people and decisions it has taken in the 10 weeks it has been in power are proof of it. Addressing the nation on the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort in the national capital.

PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day Speech About some issues Highlights:

1)Making note of the removal of Articles 370 and 35 A

2) Fundamentals of our economy are strong

3) India can become a 5 trillion dollar economy in next 5 years

4) Govt to invest Rs 100 lakh cr in infrastructure building

5) Focus in on ease of doing business

6) GST brought to life the dream of one nation, one tax

7) PM Modi announces Jal Jeevan Mission

8) Dream of One Nation, One Constitution has finally been realise

9) Triple talaq

10) Announces Chief of Defence Staff post

11) No  cash, Only Digital payment

12) India soon to become open defecation free country

13) PM Modi for making India free from plastic

14) Govt should have minimal role in people’s lives

15) Corruption, black money ruined India for 70 years

Chief of Defence Staff post

Who is a CDS?

The CDS is meant to be a single-point military advisor to the government, and to coordinate long-term planning, procurements, training and being above the of the three services (Army, Navy and Airforce).

The CDS will also act as the military advisor to the Prime Minister on nuclear issues.

Chief of Defence Staff proposal

The proposal for a CDS has been there for two decades. It was first made by the K. Subrahmanyam committee appointed after the Kargil conflict of 1999 to recommend higher military reforms.

In 2012, the Naresh Chandra committee recommended the appointment of a Permanent Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) .

The CDS is also one of the 99 recommendations made by the Lt General D.B. Shekatkar (retd) Committee which submitted its report in December 2016.

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