Know here some of the interesting facts about Independent … India will celebrate its 73rd Independence Day on 15th August, 2019.
Amazing facts to know about Independent India : Hats off to our brave warriors and revolutionalists, who left no stone unturned in making India free from the Britishers. India, as the country of “Unity in Diversity” has people hailing from different religions, castes and creeds but the thing that connects all of them is the nationality. On every national occasion, people come together and celebrate it with great amount of enthusiasm. There are some Indians, who are still unaware about their country and are keen on honing their knowledgebase regarding the interesting and lesser-known facts about Independent India. In this write-up, I’d be unveiling some of the brilliant facts, which are undoubtedly, a must-know for every Indian and persons engaged in performing a research on the Asian country called India:
This year in 2019, India is celebrating its 73rd Independence Day
Independence Day 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
- The price of 10 grams of gold was Rs 88.62 at the time of independence.
- Bhagat Singh was highly fluent in many different languages like French, Swedish, English, Arabic, Hindi and Punjabi
- India shares its Independence Day with four other countries
August 15 is celebrated as Independence Day in not only India but also in five other countries – Bahrain, North Korea, South Korea, Liechtenstein and Republic of Congo.
- Jawaharlal Nehru chose Jana Gana Mana as the national anthem
During Independence, India didn’t have any National Anthem. Jana Gana Mana’ was written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1911 and was officially adopted in 1950.
- India got its name from River Indus
Yes, you read it right! Our Motherland India has fetched its name from the River Indus, the home of the Indus Valley Civilization. Moreover, the Sanskrit name of India is Bharat Ganarajya. I’m sure you might have heard this synonym for India in the speeches of many politicians.
- Jawaharlal Nehru had made it to the globally recognized Vogue magazine
Independent India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was regarded as a global style icon and his famous Nehru jacket received several applauds from people in India and abroad. His signature jacket also won him a spot in the much talked-about fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine named Vogue.
- Hindi isn’t the national language of India
Don’t get surprised! This is actually true. Hindi isn’t the national language of India; rather it’s the country’s official language. This fact has been penned down in Article 343 of the Indian Constitution.
- National flag was first hoisted in Calcutta and had a design quite different from the current one
The National flag was first hoisted on 7 August, 1906 at the Parsee Bagan Square in Calcutta. It composed of horizontal strips of red, yellow and green. While the red strip placed towards the top included eight white lotuses embossed in a row, the green strip housed a white sun towards the left side with a white crescent and star positioned on the right. Created by Pingali Venkayya at Bezwada in 1921, the national flag had two colours viz: red and green, representing the two major communities. Later, Mahatma Gandhi suggested the addition of a white strip and a spinning wheel. While the white strip showcased the other Indian communities, the wheel denoted the Nation’s progress.
These were just a few facts about the incredible country of India. Here’s hoping the details included in the document would’ve enabled you to know the country better.