FACT:Midnight of August 15th 1947, Independence Day is an annual national festival celebrated as anniversary of national independence to commemorate India’s independence from British Empire on 15 of August in 1947. Why India got freedom at midnight of 15th august 1947, here our currentaffairs24X7.com team
will give you the best explanation for these puzzles. Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15 August, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. India still retained King George VI as head of state until its transition to full republican constitution.
FACT:Midnight of August 15th 1947
We have three questions
- WHY 1947?
- WHY 15TH AUGUST?
- WHY MIDNIGHT?
Let us start with question number one
The awakening of masses by Gandhi and the activities of Bose behind the scenes.During 1947 already a cause of concern for the British.The time of 1945 had came to an end of world war 2,during this the British were financially weak(due to the bankruptcy).In 1945 the labour party of Britain got victory by this we received very well by our freedom fighters because the labour party had promised to work on granting independence to English colonies including India
Why 15th august?
Lord Mountbatten personally decided the date 15 august because august 15 was very lucky for his career .Japanese army had surrendered before him on 15th august during the world war 2
It is believed that Lord Mountbatten choose the date 15 august this date was lucky for him and also for Britain .Also the Indian astrologers declared the august 15 was not a good date for a nation prosper.But because according to Indian astrology,the day starts with the first ray of sun ,and according to English people the day starts with 12:00 AM .So keeping both the things in mind the date and time chosen for Independence of India was 15th August Midnight!