Last Updated on 13 August 2023 IST | Talking about Independence day of India makes one directly remember the struggles of the freedom fighters which proved to be vital in achieving independence. Hence this day made us understand the need for freedom and the struggle one can go through to attain freedom. One of such freedoms is the freedom of the soul from this trap of birth and death or you can call it Salvation or Moksha. The biggest freedom one can have is Salvation, read the blog to know more.
Independence day of India
Independence day or Swatantrata Diwas is observed every year to celebrate India’s freedom from British rule. Independence day 2023 is going to be the 77th Independence day of India and it falls on the 15th of August every year.
Independence Day 2023 India Celebration
15th August Independence day celebrations include various sorts of events honoring the freedom fighters of the nation. However celebrations shall be followed with strict security arrangements as these days are very prone to any kind of panic. The police service is especially on red alert during these days to avoid any kind of chaos.
Independence day of India 2023: Annually this day is celebrated at the national capital Delhi at Red fort. As a part of the event, the President of India delivers an “Address to the Nation” speech on the eve of Independence day. President Smt. Draupadi Murmu will do the honors. The unfurling of the National flag and a speech by the Prime Minister starts the event which is followed by the Indian national anthem and ends with the march past of IAF (Indian Armed Forces) and paramilitary forces. Along with these, various sorts of parades and representations are exhibited in front of the public signifying the struggle for independence and India’s cultural diversity.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – A Government’s Initiative
On this Independence day, India is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav organised by the Ministry of Culture (GOI) which is a unique series of events organised to honor the nation and the struggle by all the freedom fighters. This Amrit Mahotsav was launched by PM Modi on the occasion of the 91st anniversary of Dandi March on 12th March, 2021. Further, it was announced on 25th July, 2021 by PM Modi himself on the program of Mann ki Baat. This Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is going to end on 15 August 2023.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations 2023
The celebrations of Independence Day 2023 include the campaigns under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The campaigns under the program are listed below:
- Har Ghar Tiranga: On the occasion of completion of 76 years of Independence, the campaign urges everybody in the nation to bring Indian National Flag at home and hoist it to observe the occasion. These campaigns ensure the spirit of patriotism within the people of the nation remain alive. And also is a sign of brotherhood within people.
- Meri Maati Mera Desh Campaign: This Independence day 2023 GOI has launched the campaign of Meri Maati Mera Desh starting from 9th August upto 15 August. Participation is allowed from all over the nation. This initiative is to honor the contributions of our brave soldiers to protect our nations. Ceremonies of tribute shall be conducted at village level, panchayat, block, urban local body and national level. Various events will be organized under this campaign.
Shilaphalakam-installation of the nameplate of veers, taking the panch pran pledge, creation of amrit vatika from the saplings of 75 indigenous trees are all part of the event program. Tagline ‘Mitti ko naman, veeron ka vandan.’ ‘Jan Bhagidari’ and ‘Amrit Kalash Yatra’ based campaigns are also organized throughout the nation under this program.
- Various other events and participation are organized at all levels throughout the nation. These programs include Utkarsh, Unmesha, Festival of Libraries 2023 and many others.
The participation to these events are being showcased and registered at its official website https://amritmahotsav.nic.in/index.htm
What is the Theme of Independence day Celebration of India 2023?
Independence Day of India for the year 2023 will be celebrated under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations with a dedicated ‘Panch Pran’ theme whose campaign topics are explained below:-
- Pran 1: Goal of Developed India: Women and Children, Inclusive Development, Health and Wellness and Tribal Empowerment
- Pran 2: Remove Colonial Mindset: Aatmanirbhar Bharat
- Pran 3: Take Pride in Our Roots: Cultural Pride
- Pran 4: Unity: Unity in Diversity
- Pran 5: Sense of Duty in Citizens: Water, Lifestyle of Environment (LiFE)
Significance of Independence Day of India
Independence Day 2023: Liberty or right to freedom is the fundamental right of every human being. That’s why celebrating Independence day is important to show respect to all those heroes who gave their lives for our freedom. But even after 76 years of freedom, no one seems content. Now people have become slaves of money, addicted to Intoxication, marred by diseases, and trapped in mental problems only because we have no knowledge about the purpose and freedom of our souls.
What Is the Independence of One’s Soul?
Everybody loves freedom in one way or other but we are entrapped in the cycle of birth and death and getting liberation from this cycle is the independence of one’s soul or what we can call salvation. In today’s scenario, we seem to have neglected the reason for birth and death and everyone is busy accumulating wealth, even though this wealth will not go with us after our death.
We will have to repay all the wealth accumulated here by the wrong means by taking birth into the 84 lakh species of animals. By getting salvation one’s soul can get free from all the debts here and move to its eternal abode Satlok (which is above all the heavens present here). Not only this, one’s soul gets completely free from the cycle of birth and death and along with this the curse of old age does not fall upon the very soul.
How Can We Attain Ultimate Salvation?
A soul can achieve salvation by worshipping the Supreme God Kabir. Only by the grace of that God, all the sorrows and miseries of one’s life can end. Along with that, it can also help us in curing any sorts of life-threatening diseases. Under the refuge of the Almighty God Kabir, all our necessities are given to us by God Kabir without even asking for it.
In this place of Satan (Kaal Brahm) where we are entrapped by him, one’s soul can get rid of this cage only by attaining salvation which is only possible by going into the refuge of Gracious God Kabir. These words seem to be hypothetical and that’s the reason why they were neglected up till now by most of the people around the globe. But in actuality it is one of those bitter truths which is supported by all our Holy Scriptures irrespective of religion.
Worshiping Demi-god Does Not Provide Satisfaction
Everyone is worshiping one or the other deity/demigod in one form or the another, still no one seems to be achieving satisfaction. Maybe if someone is happy in wealth then he is generally encircled with other problems while the poor have the problem of money as well. Amidst these adverse circumstances only by the awareness of true spiritual knowledge given by the Almighty God we can be provided with satisfaction by all means.
Recognize the Supreme God
As we are familiar with different religions, nowadays people worship Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, Goddess Durga, and other such deities, Mohammad, Jesus in their respective religions. And these traditions of worshiping these deities or messenger of gods become popular due to lack of true spiritual knowledge or we can call it ‘Tatvagyan’. One cannot achieve salvation by worshipping these and thus keeps rotating in the cycle of 84 Lakh species of animals.
Lord Kabir is that immortal Supreme God who does not take birth from a mother’s womb and comes on this earth to meet His pious souls so as to motivate them for adopting the true path of worship and help them attain salvation with ease. He is the only one who can end all our mutual debts here and take us to the eternal abode.
Lord Kabir is the omnipotent god who is the father of all the souls present here and has created the entire universe. And same is said in the Garibdas ji’s Vaani while writing about the Glory of Lord Kabir:
Anant koti brahmand mein Bandichhod kahaye|
So To Ek Kabir hai janani janay na maye||
All the Holy scriptures of every religion which are Vedas, Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, Quran Sharif, Bible, Guru Granth Sahib give evidence that Lord Kabir is the Supreme Power and is in form. When Kabir Saheb took Nanak dev Ji, to Satyalok and on seeing that Kabir Saheb is the Supreme God and is in form, he said the Vaani which is mentioned on page 721 of Holy Guru Granth Sahib:
Hakka Kabir kareem tu, Beaeb Parvardigaar|
Nanak bugoyad jan tura, Tere chaakraan paakhaak||
Who Can Help Us to Attain Salvation?
In the present scenario, only Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj is the Tatvdarshi Saint who is giving us the true way of worship for the attainment of Lord Kabir and salvation according to our holy scriptures. By taking initiation from Saint Rampal Ji, one can get all the benefits that God gives to His devotees. He is proving this day by day by setting examples through His devotees that God favors His righteous soul.
India can again become a golden bird as it was in the pre-independence era under the leadership of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj. As of now the situations around the globe seem to be changing very fast, one should not waste one’s time and take refuge under Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj as it’s the right time to achieve salvation.
Independence Day 2023 Quotes
- “Liberation from the cycle of birth and death is Independence of soul”
- “Don’t ask what salvation can give you, ask yourself what you can give up for salvation”
- “A freedom fighter is the one who fights against all the bad things till its last breath”
- “You must be the change you want to see in the world”
- “Freedom is not given, it’s taken”
- “A nation’s culture resides in the heart and the soul of the people”
FAQs on India’s Independence Day 2023
Answer: Independence day is the mark of Independence of our nation from colonial British rule. It is also the day to pay homage to all those freedom fighters who put their lives on the line to attain freedom for us.
Answer: India has completed 76 years of independence on 15 August 2023. And it will be the 77th Independence Day of India.
Answer: The length to the width(height) ratio of the Indian National Flag should be 3:2.
Answer: Mountbatten Plan
Answer: In 1951, the first five year plan was launched by Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.