Instead of celebrating independence on 15 August 1947, know where Gandhi was.
The day of 15 August 1947 holds a lot of significance in the history of India because on this day India got independence. India was a slave of the British for almost 200 years. In which many people had given their lives in the name of the country to get freedom for India. One of these freedom fighters was Mahatma Gandhi. Whenever there is talk of India’s independence in the country and the world, the name of Mahatma Gandhi is definitely remembered. Gandhi was a person who played an important role in making India independent.
On 15 August 1947, the day of India’s independence, the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the tricolor from the Red Fort located in the country’s capital Delhi in independent India and started this day by giving his first public speech. But the thing to note is that on the day the whole of India was celebrating the festival of independence. Where was Mahatma Gandhi then? Why did he not participate in the celebration of India’s independence held at the Red Fort?
So, in today’s article, we answer your questions that where was Mahatma Gandhi on 15th August 1947? However, even in the history of India’s independence, no detailed information is available on this matter.
Mahatma Gandhi was present in Noakhali, Bengal on 15 August 1947. Where he was fasting to stop the ongoing communal violence between Hindus and Muslims. On one hand where people were celebrating independence. On the other hand Gandhiji was sitting on fast. Jawahar Lal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel together wrote an invitation letter to Mahatma Gandhi to attend the Independence Day celebrations in Delhi, but despite this Gandhi did not come. Gandhi was at that time trying to quell the fire of division between the Hindu-Muslim community in Bengal. where he said that “to me, peace between Hindus and Muslims is more necessary than a declaration of independence.”