5 Interesting Facts About Indian Independence:
1. Jawaharlal Nehru was not the first elected Prime Minister of India.
It is a Known Fact that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel won the first ever election in indian soil after its independence. But as Jawaharlal Nehru didn’t wanted to come second to anyone, & also Mahatma Gandhi had a soft corner for Nehru for his contribution, Nehru was elected as the First Ever Democratic Prime Minister of India.
2. India’s & Pakistan Independence should have been on same day.
Yes, we all know that India’s Independence day is on 15th August, while Pakistan’s is on 14th August. Pakistan’s independence day should have been on 15th August as well but as lord Mountbatten being the last Viceroy of British India should be present at both the regions, but as his presence at both the places was not possible, hence Pakistan got its independence on 14th August & India on 15th August.
3. India didn’t have an official National Anthem at the time of Independence.
India didn’t have an official National Anthem until 1950, India adopted its National Anthem ” Jana Gana mana” on 24 Jan 1950, which was written in 1911 by Rabindranath Tagore.
4. India became independent on July 18, 1947
We know India’s official day of Independence is on 15th August, but India became independent on July 18, 1947, Lord Mountbatten the last Viceroy of British India declared 15th August 1947 as the date of Independence of India because that date observed as the second anniversary of the surrendering of Japan forces to the Allied Forces during World War II.
5. Five more countries have same Independence day as India.
India shares its 15th August, its Independence Day with five more countries in the world, but with different years of Independence. The countries are Bahrain, South Korea, North Korea, Congo, and Liechtenstein.
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