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A presentation made to commemorate the 59th Independence day. This was displayed during the Independence Day Celebrations at BITS Pilani Goa Campus.

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Indian Independence

  1. 1. 59th Year of Indian Independence
  2. 2. 59th Year of Indian Independence
  3. 3. Aalap Tripathy,2004P3PS208 S Shrikanth,2004P8PS263 Towards Independence 14 th- 15 th August, 1947
  4. 4. What began as adventure … became one of the darkest periods of Indian history
  5. 5. Memsahib in Rickshaw, photograph from South India, C. 1895. Sir Clive establishes British Rule in India Indian Sepoy, 1857 An English baby being carried by Indian
  6. 7. The Empire on which the sun could never set finally vanished when India became independent
  7. 8. So, a hundred years after it began … British India became India & Pakistan
  8. 9. The Last Rulers Lord and Lady Mountbatten, the last viceroy and vicereine of India, just prior to their departure from India (1948)
  9. 10. Lord Mountbatten and his wife, Lady Edwina Mountbatten, meet Mahatma Gandhi at their house (now Rashtrapati Bhavan) in New Delhi in 1947 Towards Independence & Partition - Deliberations Lord Mountbatten and his wife, Lady Edwina Mountbatten with Pt Nehru
  10. 11. Indian Independence – the final hours "Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge-not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
  11. 12. We Indian’s Take Power Aug 14 th -Aug 15 th 1947 Viceroy Lord Mountbatten now becomes the first Governor General
  12. 13. The day when India woke up to freedom back in 1947 was a day of great celebration. A country got rid of her foreign yoke and became a sovereign nation, she celebrated her sovereignty on this day - the triumph of numerous martyred souls. Aug 15 th , 1947 – the Red Fort
  13. 14. Communal Violence - unfinished acts of partition
  14. 15. The fights we fought to make India an independent nation We salute our leaders for their sacrifices
  15. 16. Subash Bose & the Indian National Army
  16. 17. World War 2 & India During World War II, this flag, with the Star of India emblazoned on the British Union Jack, flew over India. 'The Indian Corps provided half the attacking force at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle...' “ The Indian Sepoy saved the world” But the empire was doomed to end
  17. 19. Thank You Happy Independence Day - 2005
  18. 20. 59 Years of Indian Independence