If we go by history, we have been invaded twice by foreigners, ripped off its wealthy glory, facing the agony of partition, punctured by numerous anti-national elements, yet standing strong in the face of all & that’s India for the world. This year we present seven more reasons to celebrate our freedom. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
1. 'Surgical Strike' : A wake-up call for Pakistan
One of the major decisions of the current Modi government was to give complete freedom to the Indian Army. The Indian Army surprised everyone by launching a solitary attack in Pakistan's Naushera sector owing to Intel reports of bunkers in that area. The strikes were a welcome call and served as a healing touch to somewhat placate the roiling emotions of the nation.
2. Roads and Highway Constructions
As per the information released by the Ministry of Road Transport, 21 kms of new roads are constructed every day in India. This year, longest road tunnel on the Jammu Srinagar National highway was inaugurated.
3. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
The cleanliness campaign became one of the largest campaign in the nation till now and increased the awareness about cleanliness among the people.
4. Yoga 'Celebrated' Worldwide
United Nations declared June 21 as 'International Day of Yoga' and recognized the fact that Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being.
5. Epidemics and polio eradicated!
India has successfully eradicated various epidemics and Polio making the life expectancy to grow up to by 68.89 years, which was only 32 years at the time of independence. One of the major achievement taking into account that we comprise 17% of world population.
6. Right to Vote!
India is the only nation in the world which gave every adult the right to vote from its first day after independence. In the US, the world’s second largest democracy this right was given more than 150 years after their independence
7. ISRO created world record!
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has had many remarkable milestones since their launch in 1969. They have time and again proved that they completely stand by their vision to ‘harness space technology for national development’.On February 15, 2017, ISRO created history by lifting off 104 satellites using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), an Indian rocket. The launch took place on the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh and successfully managed to put these satellites into their desired orbit in one go. 101 were foreign satellites out of the 104 launched. It also included the Cartostat-2 series, India’s earth observation satellite.