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Independence Day 2021: After a long struggle, finally on 15 August 1947, India became free from the slavery of the British. The countrymen, who were buried under British rule for many years, breathed in the open air. Jawaharlal Nehru started on the occasion by giving his first public speech in independent India.
At the same time, we know that Mahatma Gandhi played an important role in getting freedom from British rule. But these few people know where Mahatma Gandhi was when the country became independent. Let us know about this in detail.
You will be surprised to know that he was not celebrating that day. Instead, he was in Noakhali, Bengal on 15 August 1947. Where he was fasting to stop the communal violence between Hindus and Muslims. Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had also written a letter to Mahatma Gandhi to attend the Independence Day celebrations, but he did not come.
Let us tell you, Gandhi was in the capital of Bengal to try to bring harmony in the Hindu-Muslim community. Both the religions, thirsty for each other’s blood, were indulging in violence for months. The Bengal community was on fire and Gandhi was there to put it out.
Mahatma Gandhi had said, “I cannot rejoice on 15th August. I don’t want to cheat. But at the same time, I will not tell you not to rejoice, unfortunately, the kind of freedom we have got today also contains the seeds of a future conflict between India and Pakistan. So, how can we light diyas?
“When the country became independent, in Calcutta, Mahatma Gandhi was worried and working hard to stop the bloodshed caused by Partition. Mahatma Gandhi said, “To me, peace between Hindus and Muslims is more necessary than a declaration of independence.”