The independence, freedom, and democracy that we have today are the compilation of the efforts, service, and sacrifices of our freedom fighters. India which makes us proud today is hard-earned by those great warriors who shed their blood in the name of patriotism. We are forever indebted to them for providing us the free India we have and cherish today. We can only be grateful for their sacrifices. We can also take a pledge to do justice to the great India they left and become responsible citizens. In the form of their legacies, we have their most famous slogans which ignited the passion in the countrymen.
On the occasion of 74th Independence Day, we here dedicate it by mentioning 10 most famous slogans by our great freedom fighters:
- Dushman ki golion ka hum saamna karenge
Azad Hi Rahe hain ,Azad Hi Rahenge -Chandra Shekhar Azad
Chandra Shekhar Azad, popularly known as by his name Azad, was our Indian revolutionary who reorganized the Hindustan Republican Association under its new name of Hindustan Socialist Republican. Born on 23 July 1906, had his full name as Chandrashekhar Tiwari and had dedicated all his life for the Indian Freedom Struggle. After dedicating his life for our freedom movement he shot himself in order to save his sacred body from the Britishers on 27 February 1931. This was his most famous slogan.
- Inquilab Zindabad – Bhagat Singh
Bhagat Singh was our Indian socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence against the British in India and execution at age 23 made him the folk hero of our Indian independence movement. Born on 28 September 1907 he said, “My life has been dedicated to the noblest cause, that of the freedom of the country. Therefore, there is no rest or worldly desire that can lure me now.” He was executed for his brave deeds on 23 March 1931.
- Satyamev Jayte – Madan Mohan Malviya
Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya was an Indian scholar, educational reformer and politician notable for his role in the Indian independence movement, as the four times president of Indian National Congress and the founder of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha. He is credited for popularising this term ‘Satyameva Jayate’ (Truth alone triumphs) – India’s national motto. He was not the one who coined the term. It was a mantra from the Upanishads, written thousands of years ago which he stood by
- Tum Mujhe Khoon Do
Main tumhe azadi Dunga – Subhash Chandra Bose
Subhas Chandra Bose was the Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy. He was known in particular for his militant approach to independence and for his push for socialist policies. He dies mysteriously Taipei, Taiwan.
- Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it – Bal gangadhar Tilak.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak, born with the name Keshav Gangadhar Tilak, was an Indian nationalist, teacher, and an independence activist. He was one-third of the Lal Bal Pal trio. Tilak was the first leader of the Indian Independence Movement. The British colonial authorities called him “The father of the Indian unrest.” He was a devout Hindu and used Hindu scriptures to rouse people to fight oppression. He was also one of the earliest and the most vocal proponents of complete independence or swarajya.
- Aaram Haram Hai – Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian independence activist and, subsequently, the first Prime Minister of India, as well as an important personality in Indian politics both before and after independence. In 1928, after years of struggle on behalf of Indian emancipation, Nehru was named president of the Indian National Congress. He went on to lead congress to become of the most prominent political parties in India.
- Main Apni Jhansi Nahi Dungi – Rani Laxmi Bai
Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi, was an Indian queen of the Maratha princely state of Jhansi in North India currently present in Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh, India. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and became a symbol of resistance to the British Raj for Indian nationalists. It is said that she fought the British bravely with her infant son Damodar tied to her back and swords in her hands. After giving a tough fight to the Britishers, she was killed on 17 June 1988.
- Vande Mataram – Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Bankimchandra Chatterjee was an Indian novelist, poet, and columnist. He was the composer of Vande Mataram, originally in Sanskrit stotra humanizing India as a mother goddess and inspiring activist during the Indian Independence Movement. His novels resolutely established prose as a literary vehicle for the Bengali language and helped create in India a school of fiction on the European model.
- Do Or Die – Mahatma Gandhi
After years of struggle, finally our beloved father of the nation, Mohan das Karamchandra Gandhi also called Mahatma Gandhi gave his famous Quit India speech. This slogan hit the hearts of many and people started believing Karo ya Maro was the only means of freedom. It was him who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British Rule, and in turn, inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
- I declare that the bows struck at me today will be the last nails in the coffin of British Rule in India. – Lala Lajpat Lai
Lala Lajpat Rai was an Indian freedom fighter. He played a pivotal role in the Indian Independence movement. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari. He was one of the three Lal Bal Pal triumvirates.