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What you knew about 15 Aug 1947 (INDEPENDENCE DAY) is a myth

Do you know Why Pakistan Was Born Before? Why this date ’15 Aug’ ? Where were Gandhiji on 15 AUG ? Go through this article to find the answers.

7.Colonial Hangover

Independence DayLord Mountbatten

Lord Mountbatten had ceased to be Viceroy of India. The Indian Constituent Assembly treated his arrival to that of a king. The Indian’s were still to get over from the colonial hangover. He was given the seat of honour, the President having vacated his in favour of the distinguished visitor.

6.Why Pakistan Was Born Before

Independence DayLord Mountbatten With Mahatma Gandhi

Lord Mountbatten as the last Viceroy of undivided British India has to attend both the ceremonies in Karachi and New Delhi. To avoid a clash between the two Pakistan’s independence day was celebrated on 14th August and thus every year Pakistan’s independence preceded that of India’s.

5.Why 15th August?

Independence Daynewspaper on 15 August

Lord Mountbatten the last Viceroy and first Governor General of India wanted to show that he was in command and decide on the day India would gain independence. He chose the date August 15th as was the second anniversary of Japan’s surrender to the Allied Forces.

4.Why Pakistan Was Born Before

Independence Dayrare pic of India Pakistan separation.

Lord Mountbatten as the last Viceroy of undivided British India has to attend both the ceremonies in Karachi and New Delhi. To avoid a clash between the two Pakistan’s independence day was celebrated on 14th August and thus every year Pakistan’s independence preceded that of India’s.

3.Tryst With Destiny

Independence DayPandit Nehru Delivering speech “Tryst with Destiny”

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru gave his famous speech titled “Tryst with Destiny” towards midnight on 14th August 1947 to the Indian Constituent Assembly. He wasn’t technically the Prime Minister as it wasn’t yet 15th August.

2. No National Anthem on 15 August 1947 Indian Independence Day

Independence DayNational Anthem In DELHI, 2013

  When India became independent on August 15, 1947 there was no National Anthem. Even though the Bengali invocation of Jana Gana Mana was written in 1911, it was not considered as national anthem till 1950.

1.Missing Personindependence day

Mahatma Gandhi

The greatest irony of the 15th August 1947 celebration was the fact that Mahatma Gandhi one of the greatest architects of the Independence moments did not participate in the celebrations. He kept fast for the entire day and was busy dousing the flames of communal violence in Bengal between the Muslims and Hindus.

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