75th Anniversary of Indian Independence

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav or 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence was an event, in which the 75th anniversary of the independence of India was celebrated in India and abroad.[1] It was the 76th Independence Day of India.[2][clarification needed]

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
75th anniversary of Indian independence
Observed by India, Indians living abroad
SignificanceCommemorates the 75th anniversary of the independence of India
CelebrationsFlag hoisting, parade, fireworks, singing patriotic songs and the national anthem Jana Gana Mana, speech by the prime minister of India and president of India
Begins12 March 2021
Ends15 August 2023
Date15 August 2022
First time15 August 1947 (75 years ago)
Started byGovernment of India
Related toIndependence Day


Humayun's tomb illuminated in tricolors on 15th August 2022.

The government of India decided to celebrate the 75 years of independence of India, with tribute to people instrumental in bringing India thus far in its journey, in the spirit of self-reliant India.[3] It is the initiative to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence from British rule and the history of India's people, culture and achievements. The commemoration is to be celebrated through a series of events organized by the government of India.[4] Prime minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated the celebration on 12 March 2021 with a padyatra (march) at Sabarmati Ashram with a 75-week countdown to its 75th anniversary of independence and it will continue till 2023 ending on 15th August 2023.[1][3]

There are five themes of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav',[5] mainly:

  • Freedom struggle: It focuses on and celebrates the countless freedom fighters who had helped India achieve freedom from the British. Programs under this theme include Birsa Munda Jayanti (Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas), Declaration of Provisional Government of Free India by Netaji, Shaheed Diwas etc.
  • Ideas@75: This theme brings into spotlight the programs and events inspired by ideas and ideals that have shaped India so far and are to influence for next 25 years (till India's 100th independence day, named Amrit Kaal). The events and initiatives in this section include Kashi Utsav and Post Cards to Prime Minister.
  • Resolve@75: This theme focuses on the collective resolve and determination to shape the destiny of India. Events and programs under this theme include initiatives such as Constitution Day, Good Governance Week etc.
  • Actions@75: This theme focuses on all the efforts that are currently being undertaken by the Government to take India to carving out its position at the world level. It has a motto: SABKA SAATH. SABKA VIKAS. SABKA VISHWAS, SABKA PRAYAS. The events and initiatives under this include Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti – a national master plan for multi-modal connectivity, WEPNxt: an initiative to nurture women entrepreneurship etc.
  • Achievements@75: This theme highlights all the milestones and collective achievements achieved since India's ancient history along the way till today's 75-year-old independent country. Events and programs under this theme include initiatives such as Swarnim Vijay Varsh dedicated to the victory of 1971, launch of Shreshtha Yojana during Mahaparinirvan Diwas etc.

In the usual ceremonial practice the prime minister of India hoists the flag from Red Fort at Delhi followed by a speech on achievements and proud moments as a people of India.[6]

The individual states and cities of India will also celebrate the same at their local level. For example, Thane has created its own version of 'Utsav 75', which will be held from 12 to 15 August and spread all over the city. The celebrations include various programs, performances, various rallies, community carnivals, etc. On 31 July 2022, in Mann Ki Baat, Narendra Modi urged Indians to replace their social media profile picture with the flag of India.[7] from 2 August to 15 August.[8]

The government of India also started a campaign Har Ghar Tiranga (transl.Tiranga at each house) under the auspices of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' to endorse people to bring the flag home and hoist it to mark the 75th year of India's independence. Ultra runner Zainul Abideen set the record for the longest tiranga run of India by running 555 km Prayagraj to Moradabad on the occasion of Independence Day and spread awareness of a clean Ganges.[9][10] The government is facilitating the delivery of a 20 x 30-inch national flag through India Post to every household at a subsidized rate of 25 (30¢ US).[11]

India has celebrated Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commemorating 75 years of its independence. To renew the connection with India's ancient and glorious past and commit the task of nation-building towards a greater tomorrow, various cultural and heritage events and programmes have been done.[12] Nari Samman, Tribal Pride, Swar Dharohar Festival, AKAM Delhi International Arts Festival etc have been organised in that manner. [12]

See also



  1. ^ a b "Ministry of Culture to celebrate one year of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav". pib.gov.in. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Independence Day live updates: India celebrates 76th Independence day". The Times of India.
  3. ^ a b "PM inaugurates the curtain raiser activities of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' India@75". Prime Minister's Office. 12 March 2021. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  4. ^ "75 weeks ahead of 75th Independence Day, PM Modi launches Amrit Mahotsav: Highlights". The Times Of India. 12 March 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  5. ^ Mahotsav, Amrit. "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Ministry of Culture, Government of India". Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  6. ^ Arup Roychoudhury; Sanjeeb Mukherjee; Nikunj Ohri (7 August 2022). "Health care may feature in PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech". Business Standard. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  7. ^ Jodha, Vijay S.; Jodha, Samar Singh (2005). Tiranga: a celebration of the Indian flag. Neovision Publishers for Yuva Hindustani, Flag Foundation of India. ISBN 81-88249-01-7. OCLC 62327150.
  8. ^ "PM Modi changes display picture of his social media accounts to 'Tricolour', urges people to do same". The Hindu. 2 August 2022. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  9. ^ "Longest Tiranga Run of India". IBR. 20 December 2022. Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  10. ^ Prayagraj: गंगा की निर्मलता-अविरलता के लिए आगे आया मुस्लिम युवक, प्रयागराज से शुरू की 555 KM की अल्ट्रा मैराथन. Zee News. Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  11. ^ Kulkarni, Sneha. "Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign: How to buy National flag online on India Post, process, cost". The Economic Times. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  12. ^ a b Amrit, Mahostsav. "Kalanjali: an offering of art at Kartavya Path".