Freedom Marches Organized Across the Country

A national campaign was organized across the country from August 9th to 15th , to mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Independence and 80th anniversary of the Quit India movement of 1942, with the slogan 'Save Constitution, Save Democracy! Build India of Martyrs' Dreams!' to fulfil the vision enshrined in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution of making India a sovereign, secular, socialist and democratic country, and against the relentless attacks on the values and vision of the Constitution, democracy and freedom.

A Profile Of Some Of The 1857 Revolutionaries

Veer Kunwar Singh

Kunwar Singh was born in Jagdispur of the Shahabad (now Bhojpur) District of Bihar to a landed family. Remarkably, he led the armed uprising of 1857 at the age of 80, not caring for his failing health. Oral history maintains that he said he had been waiting for the uprising, and was sorry only that it had come when he was so old. He was an expert in guerilla warfare, baffling the British forces with his military tactics and expelling them from Shahabad on 23 April 1858.

FREEDOM 75: First War Of Independence

On the 10th of May, 1857, the soldiers of the British East India Company at Meerut began the historic uprising against colonial rule. The Company Raj called it the “sepoy mutiny”, but history remembers it as India’s first war of Independence. Indeed, it was the first dawn of an Indian national consciousness: where people in the Indian subcontinent united for the very first time across the divides of religion, caste, community, and language against a common enemy – the colonial Company Raj.

India at 75: The Siege Within

2022 is the 75th anniversary of India's independence and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Desperate to appropriate the icons of India's freedom struggle, the Modi government has designated January 23, the birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose as the official beginning of India's Republic Day celebrations and announced the decision to install a giant statue of this iconic freedom fighter at India Gate.