Significant Contributions of Uttar Pradesh Cities to India’s Freedom Struggle on Independence Day 2023
As the nation commemorates 77 years of independence, Independence Day on August 15th is celebrated across India with unparalleled enthusiasm. The fervor for this national festival resonates throughout the country.
Meerut: Pioneering the Call for Freedom The seeds of India’s struggle for independence were sown back in 1857, and it was Meerut that became the starting point of this revolutionary journey on May 10th. The spirit of liberation took root in the very streets of Meerut, marking the inception of a grand movement.
Jhansi: The Valiant Legacy of Rani Lakshmibai History echoes with the names of countless brave women who stood defiant against tyranny, and among them, the resolute Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi shines the brightest. Her unwavering courage and unyielding resolve remain etched in the annals of history.
Lucknow: Battleground of Grit and Determination In the heart of Lucknow, Begum Hazrat Mahal, the formidable first wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh, led the Revolt of 1857. Her leadership became a symbol of defiance against British rule, leaving an indelible mark on the path to independence.
Gorakhpur: Echoes of Rebellion in Chauri-Chaura During the Chauri-Chaura incident, the echoes of the rebellion in Gorakhpur were very high. It was an iconic event that shook the foundations of British supremacy. The rebellion was a chapter in the freedom struggle that left behind an indomitable spirit.
Prayagraj: Bowing to Azad in Allahabad On this auspicious occasion, as we celebrate 15th August, saluting Azad in Allahabad, we remember Chandrashekhar Azad, a symbol of determination. It is said that on this day, one can visit Prayagraj, also known as Allahabad, to pay homage to the spirit of Azad.