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Q: Do you know why Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy and the first Governor General of India decide on Aug 15 as the Indian Independence Day?

Ans: Mountbatten chose the day since Aug 15 also commemorated the second anniversary of Japan’s surrender to the Allied Forces.

Q: Does India share its Independence Day with any other country?

Ans: South Korea won its independence from Japan on 15th August 1945, Bahrain from UK in 1971 and Republic of the Congo from France in 1960.

Q: What was the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi doing on the day of Indian Independence?

Ans: Gandhiji was away from all the celebrations and was fasting and negotiating with communal leaders after a Hindu-Muslim flare-up in Bengal.

Q: Why did Lord Mountbatten decide on Aug 14 as Pakistan's Independence Day as the last Viceroy of undivided British India?

Ans: In the capacity of the Last Viceroy of British India, Mountbatten was forced to attend both the independence day functions in both countries. To avoid inconvenience, Mountbatten shifted Pak Independence Day to Aug 14, making it one day ahead to India's.

Q: Was Pandit Jawaharl Lal Nehru the Prime Minister when he delivered the famed “Tryst with Destiny" speech?

Ans: No he was not technically the Prime Minister when he delivered the speech because he was elevated to the role only on Aug 15 while he delivered the speech on the midnight of Aug 14.

Q: How long has India been independent compared to the super power US?

Ans: USA has been enjoying its independence since the last 225 years while India has been a free bird only since the last 64 years.

Q: What inspired Gandhi to go on a Civil Disobedience movement?

Ans: Gandhi got his inspiration from famous American philosopher David Thoreau who wrote a book that declared that no one ought to pay taxes. Gandhiji so inspired by the book that he used the same tactic in the struggle for Independence. He employed the method in the boycott of foreign goods and abolish tax on salt and led his followers to make salt themselves.

Q: Who was the first person to have raised the Indian flag in foreign soil?

Ans: Bhikhaji Rustom Cama is the first person to raise the tri-colour in Germany on 22nd of August 1907. But this flag was a different version than the original one. This flag consisted of three colors- the topmost being green followed by golden saffron in the middle and the red color at the bottom. It had 'Vande Mataram' inscribed on it.

 Q: What was the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi doing on the day of Indian Independence?

Ans: Gandhiji was away from all the celebrations and was fasting and negotiating with communal leaders after a Hindu-Muslim flare-up in Bengal.

  Q: Was Pandit Jawaharl Lal Nehru the Prime Minister when he delivered the famed “Tryst with Destiny" speech?

Ans: No he was not technically the Prime Minister when he delivered the speech because he was elevated to the role only on Aug 15 while he delivered the speech on the midnight of Aug 14.

 Q: What inspired Gandhi to go on a Civil Disobedience movement?

Ans: Gandhi got his inspiration from famous American philosopher David Thoreau who wrote a book that declared that no one ought to pay taxes. Gandhiji so inspired by the book that he used the same tactic in the struggle for Independence. He employed the method in the boycott of foreign goods and abolish tax on salt and led his followers to make salt themselves.