First of all, I would like to wish you Happy Independence Day. You are here on this page means either you are a school or a college teacher, principal or a student looking for a great independence day speech to refer. Let me tell you are in the right place. Here in this article, we are given you three speech on independence day 2019 in English.
The first two independence day speeches are bit formal and big, which can be used by a school or college teachers, professors or principals, etc. In these speeches, we have talked about the independence struggle, freedom fighters, their sacrifices and mostly about the current environment and opinion of youth about freedom, etc. But as a teacher or principal, you might need to add some things specific to your school or college. for example, chief guest speech references to your school history or activities, etc.
The third speech on Independence day is written for school or college students, it is a little simple compared to the first two. If you are school or college students then jump to the second speech section. Independence day speech which we have written for students is of 315 words. You might have words limitation for speech, you can extract the required length of speech say, 100, 150, 250, 300 from it. For a lengthier speech of 400 to 500 words, you can use the content from the first two speeches. For younger kids of class 1,2,3,4 etc, we have written a separate 10 lines on Independence Day. You can check this too – 10 lines on republic day.
Speech on Independence Day for School Teachers and Principals (665 Words)
Though this speech is written for teachers and principals, we have tried to introduce interactivity and emotions to it (which is, unfortunately, lacking in such speeches). As a teacher or principal, you have the power to influence students, you have the desire to guide them on the right path. Instead of a typical, dry, monotonous speech; motivate, inspire them with an emotional independence day speech. I hope you will like it? If so, let us know in comments.
Dear friends, Good morning,
Let me start by welcoming all of you all, today we are gathered here to celebrate our India’s 72nd independence day. (Add your own chief guest welcome speech or event opening note etc here or check these)
It’s been more than seven decades to our independence and still, we are failing to keep up with the world. Forget the global competition, millions of us, Indians sleep half stomach empty. Still, we are facing crime, rapes, corruption, poverty, and whatnot. Is this is India our freedom fighters martyred for? Is this the India they dreamt? Is this the nation our armed forces ready to die for?
Of course not, right? Then whom should we blame? Politicians, policies, system? Yes, they are responsible for all this mess, but are they the only people or things we should blame? Aren’t we failed to fulfill our responsibilities? Blaming is the easiest thing in this world. It doesn’t take any efforts to point a finger at others or to wash off our own responsibilities.
We fight for our constitutional rights, and we should. We should not allow any political party, policies to harm them. But how many of us even know that we have constitutional duties too. As an Indian citizen, we have some moral responsibilities too. Technically, we are not obliged to follow them, that doesn’t mean we should not.
Aren’t we supposed to keep our country clean? Do you expect a government employee to come to your kitchen and sort out the dry and wet garbage? Yes, the government have responsibilities to build sustainable infrastructure. Just take an example, the government builds roads and bridges, they put traffic signals to regulate traffic. They ask you to wear a helmet and buckle seat belt for your safety.
How many of us follow these rules? We keep complaining about traffic congestion, relentless honking but we never think that we are also part of the problem. If we don’t change individually how on the earth a country will change. I remember Gandhiji’s quotes on this situation, this is the only solution to our problems.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
There are thousands of such question we should ask ourselves. A nation will not exist without its citizens, we are an integral part of the nation. The government has to do its thing and we will make them do it. But at the same time, each one of us, every institution private or public has to do their bit. Scientists need to innovate new technologies, researchers need to do world-class research, hospitals should save the lives of people, the police should protect people and curb crime.
Like that as an academic institution, we also have a great responsibility on our shoulder. Illiteracy and poverty go hand in hand. There are millions of kids out there who don’t get a chance to go to secondary school. The government spends a lot of money on education. You all are here, what are your cribbing about. Teachers, professors, administrative executives need to realize that they are also part of nation-building. We all need to fulfill our responsibilities, we all need to play our part. Right now you are here in this school/college/university, it is your responsibility to learn and we are also obliged to give you the best education and required facilities.
Together, if we do it right we can make a big change. We can be the change agent, we can be the catalyst for the process. Here we got a big role in nation-building, we students and teachers should take this challenge and empower the nation. You all are talented, you all have that spark in you, do not wait for a messiah. You need to build your own and countries future with your hands and brain.
Together we can do it, let’s take a pledge today on this 72nd independence day that we will make our India clean, educated, crime and corruption-free. This is the way we can really build the India of our freedom fighter’s dream.
Jai Hind… Thank You.
Speech on Independence Day for School Teachers and Principals #2 (590 words)
Good morning ladies and gentlemen and students,
First of all, let me wish you on this auspicious day of our India’s 72nd Independence Day.
I would like to welcome our chief guest for the day, Mrs. Mishra, head of the space research department at ISRO. We feel blessed to have you here today. We all are inspired by your speech, you shared your experience working for the country; I am sure a lot of our students will consider serving our great nation too.
Freedom doesn’t sound that big word these days. A lot of educated people in India keep complaining about freedom of late-night parties, age eligibility of alcohol consumption and all. I would like to say to these people, take a breath and close your eyes and imagine what Shaheed Bhagat Singh might have thought while getting hanged with a smile on the face. Let’s a take pause of 2 seconds to realize what must have gone through his head that he was ready to die for the freedom?
Just seven decades back Indians were not allowed to be themselves, they were slaves to emperors or foreign powers for ages. They never knew how freedom feels like but they did know that what it feels to not have it. In those days they didn’t have the freedom to express themselves, they were not allowed to live their lives in peace in their own land.
When we are in India we take this freedom for granted. We are piling up filth on roads, we bribe people to get work done, we think of our own selfish gains only. What if our freedom fighters were mean and self-centered like us? I sometimes hear that some people say, we could have been a developed country by now if the British didn’t leave in 1947.
Unfortunately, this was possible that they might have build better infrastructure and facilities; but what about freedom. It is unfortunate that after getting independence we struggled as a country, within just a couple of years from independence corruption crept into the system and it is going to the next level these days.
I have been to abroad, I was there for a couple of years. One thing that I realized there, they don’t recognize you as Hindu, Muslim or Sikh, they don’t treat Dalits and Brahmins differently, they treat us as Indians. They even think we Indians, Pakistanis, Srilankan are the same, as we look same, we have similar mannerisms and all. But when we are here in our own country, we get divided.
Once you are outside country, you suddenly feel proud to carry Indian identity, you get a sense of pride for the nation. If someone praises India or achievement of individual Indian you also feel proud. Then what happens when we come back to India? Why we are jealous of each other, why we still fight over caste and creed?
The overall reason behind all of this that we have taken our freedom for granted. We all are born in independent India, we don’t know how it feels not to have the freedom to do mundane things in life. Thousands of freedom fighters died for us, we might know only a few dozens of them. We don’t know even know the names of rest of thousands of freedom fighters who died for us, who suffered unbearable pain for this freedom.
Let us take a moment and reflect on this. Are we taking this hard-fought freedom for granted? Let us join hand, forget the differences and make the country great.
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Speech on Independence Day in English for School Students (317 words)
This sample speech on independence is comparatively simple, but I will personally suggest students take some ideas from the above two scripts too.
Good Morning all,
Today is 15th August, it is one of the most important days for Indian people. We are celebrating our 72nd independence day today. On 15th August 1947, we got freedom from British rule. They ruled over India for more than 200 years, during which they divided us and rules upon us.
From Mangal Pandey, Lokmanya Tilak, Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi to Netaji Bose and thousand of freedom fighter sacrificed there lives for the freedom of India. Most of them were not alive when we got independence.
It’s more than 70 years now, we are a free country, we have own government and freedom to do anything under the sun. But still, we are struggling with poverty, corruption, terrorism, child trafficking, rapes, riots, caste discrimination, gender inequality and whatnot.
70 years back we had an excuse that foreign powers rule us so we can’t do anything, later we blamed government and politics for slow growth and we keep blaming them today also.
But we never look inward. We forgot that we also have a role to play. We as students should garner as much knowledge as possible and make a great career. If we all do what we supposed to do even that will help the nation. If we decided not to involve in malpractices and corruption a lot of big problems in India will disappear.
We, children, have great power in hand. forget the older generation, let’s not crib about them, let us hop on driver’s seat and start this journey. We all can do it, only we can do it. If our generation ignores this opportunity now, we will never be able to recover from this loss. So, friends come out of the self-centered cocoon and think of all, do for all…
Say with me… Bharat Mata ki Jay, Bharat Mata ki Jay, Bharat Mata ki Jay, … Jai Hind.
Independence Day Speech for School Students #2
Good Morning all, today we are gathered here to celebrate the 72nd independence day of our beloved country. Thousands of freedom fighters sacrificed their life and soul for the independence movement. Because of them, we are leaving in a secular, democratic nation where you can express yourself; you decide your leader and where you have the liberty to choose what to do.
You might not like what I am going to say; I don’t think we are free, I don’t believe that this country is independent. You might be thinking; I am out of my mind, isn’t it? But let me tell you I am not.
When there is rampant corruption, poverty, illiteracy; how we can say we are a free and independent country. We are still struggling with jobs, quality education, and healthcare. Politicians play their vote bank politics and set up riots, we, the people get fooled by these inhuman politicians and become part of the game. There are thousands of problem out there rapes, child labor, human trafficking, drugs, and mafias so on and so forth; the list is never-ending.
Do you think, when our freedom fighters were fearlessly facing bullets or while getting hung they saw a dream of this India? I believe not. We don’t appreciate what we got; we are wasting such a big opportunity to make India a great country.
I think, now everybody will agree that we are not a free country in real sense. In reality, there are prevalent independence threats from neighboring countries or external terrorist states. Presently our leadership and security forces are equipped to handle these external threats. But it is tough to tap down internal threats like corruption, riots, internal terrorism, Naxals, etc. When we talk about getting real independence once again rather than understanding the problem we blame the system, politicians. Aren’t we?
Yes, they are part of the problem, but the biggest problem lies within us. Within You, Me; within him and her too. Everyone is responsible for these problems. Some part of everyone one of us is corrupt, violent, dirty, undisciplined and unethical, in different percentages. Leaders, mafia, politicians, Naxals, thieves they all come from the same society, no one is born corrupt or know how to fire an AK47. If we reckon that we, people are the real problem then only we will have a chance to see a truly independent nation. There is one dialogue from the movie “Rang De Basanti” which tells the true essence of this speech.
“Koi bhi desh perfect nahi hota, use behatar banana padata hai” means no country is perfect, but it can be.
Let me finish my speech by requesting everyone to take a pledge on the eve of our 72nd independence day that you will improve yourself as a rational, sensitive, disciplined citizen. That will one day improve our society and our nation.
Jay Hind, Jay Bharat
Tips for Speech on Independence Day of India
- Nowadays almost all of the speakers, students will get an independence speech or refer to a speech over the internet. So, it is quite possible that all will have similar content or at least a similar tone to it.
- If you want to stand out from the crowd of repetitive independence day speeches then you need to do something different. In such a case, you can add references to current affairs which are related to the nation. for example China / Doklam standoff, India’s renewed foreign policy, mammoth decisions like demonetization or GST, etc. Follow given links to read our essays, speeches or general articles for reference. you can also check our essay on independence day of India
- The first rule of public speaking is, do not read from a written script. It is very awkward for the speaker and for the audience too.
- If you mug up speech and forget a link then you will not remember the next line or section, so never mug up the speech.
- Instead, divide it into parts and try to understand and remember key points from those parts. Rest should come from your heart.
- In case you fumble while delivering the speech; do not get afraid, that can happen to anybody. Accept it gracefully and keep going.
- Try to use hand and body gestures, it makes speech lively; but do not force gestures or overdo it.
- Use your natural tone, up and downs in the voice, it makes your speech real. Express that anger, patriotism, pride with words.
- I will be straight on this, if you are going to deliver independence day speech for just sake of it, it’s better not to do it.
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