IndiaNews explains:: India is celebrating its Independence Day with great pomp. Under the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ program launched by the government, people have also hoisted the tricolor at their homes, which has doubled their happiness.
However, we face a math-related puzzle amid the festivities, as we do every year. Which Independence Day is it, exactly?
This year marks the 75th anniversary of India’s independence from British rule, which has added to the confusion, as people wonder if this year’s Independence Day is the 75th or the 76th?
So here’s the solution: After more than 200 years of British dominance, India gained its long-fought independence on August 15, 1947.
This means that India celebrated its first year of independence on August 15, 1948, then ten years later on August 15, 1957, then twenty years later in 1967, and finally seventy years later in 2017.
As a result, India will complete 75 years of independence from British rule in 2022.
However, if the number of Independence Days observed in India since August 15, 1947, which is considered the first, is added up, the total will become 76.
That is why as we celebrate our 76th Independence Day, it has been 75 years since we got independence from British rule in India.
Therefore, it would be fair to say that India is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its independence with the Amrit Mahotsav campaign of Independence. But today is still the 76th Independence Day.
As part of the Mahotsav or grand celebration, a number of events and campaigns have been organized for 75 weeks to celebrate independence and the glorious history, culture and achievements of the people of India. The journey of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav began on March 12, 2021, which begins a 75-week countdown to the 75th anniversary of our independence.