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Essay on “Golden Jubilee Of India’s Independence” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Golden Jubilee Of India’s Independence

India got independence on 15th August 1947. After 50 years we are celebrating Golden Jubilee in 1997. Though these celebrations started long before at 9-15 P.M., when a procession of 57 pageants showing struggle of freedom by Gnadhiji, Subhas Chandra Bose and other leaders started from National Stadium and reached Vijay Chowk at 10-15 P.M. led by 50 jeeps of freedom fighter. Bands of three armies and many other artists, stroke of midnight on 14th August in the Central Hall of Parliament at the same place at the same time and day. Fifty years ago, the powers from the British crown were transferred to India People’s representatives, all of whom were members of the Constituent Assembly. This year also the Central Hall was jam packed with all great dignitaries of the country.

The 45- minute function began with the stirring call of the President K.R. Narayanan for a war against corruption, communalism , casteism , criminalization of    politics and all evils eating the vitals of society. This function included playing of taped speeches of Gandhiji, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, and Nehru’s celebrated address ‘Tryst with destiny’ which he delivered shortly before the constituent Assembly assumed powers for the governance of India and appointed Lord Mountbatten as the Governor General.

The function began on the dot at 11.55 P.M. with the President escorted by the Prime Minister I.K. Gujral and Presiding officers of the Rajya Sabh and the Lok Sabha arriving to the sounding of Bugles in the Central Hall. Besides the entire Union Cabinet, M.P.s, a galaxy of V.I.P.s’ including former Presidents, Prime Minister , Supreme Court Judges and senior serving and retired bureaucrats attended the celebration. The proceedings began with the singing  of  ‘Vande Matram’ by Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and ‘ Saare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara’ by India’s great melodious singer Lata Mangeshkar. As her rendering of Iqbal’s immortal verses ‘Hum Bulbulein Hainh Iski, Yeh Gulistan Hamra’ echoed in the Central Hall, all those present burst into a spontaneous applause.

These celebration included illumination of Government buildings like Rashtrapati Bhawan, Central Secratariat, Old Secratariat and many other such buildings. All the school students organized celebrations of Golden Jubilee of Independence in different ways. There were debates, painting competitions, blood donation  camps, Prabhat Pheris etc. Several awards were given to litterateur Vidya Niwas Misra, Shailendra Matiyani and ten other writers. Ekta award for Andhra High Court Judge Motilal B.Naik,  , a scheduled tribe, and many other awards and medals for Delhi police officers and military officers were given on Independence Day.

In other states also 50th Independence  Year   was celebrated with great pomp and show. In Hyderabad , the ‘Festival of the Subcontinent’, a joint effort by cultural artistes from Bangladesh , India and Pakistan commemorated 50 years of India’s freedom from colonial rule.

In Mumbai, the birth place of the Quit India Movement that sounded the death knell for the British Raj, a unique musical programme by renowed music maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, and noted table exponent Zakir Hussain was organized.

There will be year- long celebrations of Golden Jubilee of India’s Independence in from of rallies and special patriotic films which will be shown in the television.

A coin of 24 carat gold weighing 10 gm worth rupees 5,800 and 165 dollars in foreign currency was released. A stamp of two rupees was also released. A very big national flag about 300 m long was unfurled in Chennai. This ceremony was enjoyed by all Indians in their own country as well as in other countries. With the celebration of this function, we also thought about the problems faced after freedom and the progress of India. We determined to face the challenge against corruption, communalism and criminalization of politics and other social and political evils.

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