Top 10 Best Proud Moments Of India
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
As we get ready to celebrate 75th Independence Day as of 2021, there are uncountable iconic moments that make us feel proud to be an Indian, but we have listed some major moments which took place in our list of Top 10 Best Proud Moments Of India. Today, if we look back at those moments, we feel very much pride about the warriors who contributed to the success of India.
Indian Army, Navy and Air forces have sacrificed everything for us and our Country. Some people including our freedom fighters, Indian cricketers, ISRO Scientists, and many more have contributed uncountable things to India. We are here because of Freedom fighters who fought bravely for us and for India for Independence.
Let’s take a look and feel proud again at these Top 10 Best Proud Moments Of India.
1. India got Independence on the 15th of August, 1947 and India declared as Republic on 26th January 1950.
India got Independence on 15th August 1947. Indian Independence Movement was a series of activated which had the ultimate aim of ending the British rule in India. This movement was started in 1612 and India got Independence in 1947, such a big span of years, isn’t it?
How India got Independence?
The 1947 Indian Independence Act was passed by the parliament of the United Kingdom which partitioned British India into two new independent dominions, India and Pakistan. After three years, India declared its Democratic, Sovereign, Independent, and Republic State by adopting its Constitution on 26th January 1950. This is one of Top 10 Best Proud Moments Of India.
When was India declared as Republic?
After the Indian Independence Act made India Independent, then India became a Republic country by adopting the Constitution of India, drafted by a committee headed by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, on 26 November 1949. India became a democratic republic country when the constitution was passed on 26th January 1950.
2. First General Election took place in 1951-52
Indian First General Election of 1951-52, was held from 25 October 1951 to 21 February 1952, the first election to the LokSabha since from when India got Independence on 15th August 1947. This election was conducted under the Indian Constitution, which was adopted on 26 November 1949. Total Voting Percentage was impressively 45.7 %.
Which political parties were included in the First General Election?
INC (Indian National Congress) and CPI (Communist Party of India) were the two parties taking part in First General Election. Jawaharlal Nehru was the leader of INC and A. K. Gopalan was the leader of CPI. INC leader’s seat was Phulpur and CPI leader’s seat was Kannur. INC was the winner as a total of 364 seats won voted by 47,665,875 people with 44.99 voting percentage. CPI did not win because of only 16 seats and 3,484,401 people voted with 3.29% voting percentage.
3. The Ghazi Attack on December 4, 1971
What is PNS Ghazi?
The PNS Ghazi is the submarine in the Pakistan Navy, which was leased from the United States in 1963. This submarine served the United States from 1945 to 1963 and afterward, it was loaned to Pakistan under the Security Assistance Program (SAP) on a four-year lease basis. This submarine joined the Pakistan Army and got included in the Military actions in Indo-Pakistani theatre in 1965 and, later in 1971.
What actually happened on 4th December 1971 in “The Ghazi Attack”?
The Indian Navy with the Indian Submarine INS Karanj which destroyed the PNS Ghazi when this submarine sailed into Indian waters to destroy INS Vikrant on the shore of Vishakhapatnam. Afterward, Ghazi sunk with all 93 service people including 11 officers and 11 unlisted, under circumstances off the coast of Vishakhapatnam allowing the Indian Navy to affect the blockade of East-Pakistan which is now Bangladesh.
4. India’s Entry to Nuclear Power Club in 1974
When and How India Entered into “Nuclear Power Club”?
Pokhran-I (Smiling Buddha) test was a general code name given for the nuclear bomb test which was performed on18th May 1974. The other name for this test was “Smiling Buddha”.This bomb was detonated on the Pokhran Test Range (PTR), in Rajasthan. India successfully detonated its fission nuclear bomb. This mission was named “Smiling Buddha” because this test was performed on the Anniversary of Buddha enlightenment. This mission made India enter in Nuclear Power club while making India 6th Nuclear Power and broke the nuclear monopoly of the five-member countries of the U.N. Council—the United States, Great Britain, China, France, and the Soviet Union.
When this mission got successful, the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi received the message saying that “Buddha has smiled” from the scientists after the detonation.
5. Aryabhata was India’s first ever satellite that launched on 19th April 1975
Aryabhata was the first Indian Satellite built by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and named after the famous Indian Astronomer. This satellite was successfully launched on 19th April 1975 from a Russian Rocket development site, Kapustin Yar, using launching vehicle Kosmos-3M.
What happened after launching of Aryabhata satellite?
A power failure halted the experiments after 4 days and 60 orbits when all signals were lost from the spacecraft after 5 days of operation. The mainframe of spacecraft remained active till March 1981. Due to decay of orbital, the satellite entered Earth’s atmosphere on 11 February 1992.
6. Kapil Dev lifted first World Cup against West Indies in 1983
On June 25, India lifted the World Cup defeating West Indies in the finals by 43 runs and this match was held at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. This was a very proud moment for India as a whole India was watching the victory and that was the moment when every child dreamt to become a cricketer in the future.
Which players were playing in the Indian Team in 1983?
The players were Kapil Dev (captain), Mohinder Amarnath, Kirti Azad, Roger Binny, Sunil Gavaskar, Syed Kirmani (wicket-keeper), Madan Lal, Sandeep Patil, Balwinder Sandhu, Yashpal Sharma, Ravi Shastri, KrishnamachariShrikkanth, Sunil Valson, and DilipVengsarkar. This team was led by Kapil Dev.
7. India defeated Pakistan and captured Tiger Hill in Kargil war 1999
The Kargil war was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place in the Kargil district in Kashmir and along the LOC (Line Of Control) between May and July 1999. This conflict was also referred to as Operation Vijay, which was the name of the operation of India. The role of the Indian Army was to flush out regular and irregular troops of the Pakistan Army from vacated locations of India in the Kargil sector along with LOC.
What happened in the Kargil Conflict and who won the Kargil war?
The Indian Army secured this victory after their 3-months of hard work in the conflict but that led to the loss of lives from both sides. India loses nearly 490 officers, soldiers, and jawans. In order to memorize India’s victory in this war, “Kargil Vijay Divas” is celebrated every year on the 26th of July.
8. India won cricket world cup second time under captainship of M.S Dhoni in 2011
The 2011 Cricket World Cup was the 10th Cricket World Cup. This match was played in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. India won the tournament by 6 wickets by defeating Sri Lanka in Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India is the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on Home Soil. This was the proudest moment for India when team India lifted the World Cup, making India proud. It was the masterstroke to get the World Cup back to India and it would be remembered every time.
Who were the players in the Indian team of the 2011 ICC World Cup?
The Indian team of 2011 ICC World Cup was led by the captain and wicketkeeper M.S Dhoni, including vice-captain Virender Sehwag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Piyush Chawla, Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Yusuf Pathan, Suresh Raina, Sreesanth, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Praveen Kumar.
9. India was declared as polio free nation in 2014
In 2014, the WHO(World Health Organization) declared India as a polio-free country along with the rest of the South-East Asia Region. Hence there were no polio cases found after 2011, India officially got declared as a polio-free nation. Thanks to the commitment of the Indian Government, Global Polio Eradication Initiative, notably WHO, Rotary International, and UNICEF, polio was tackled and eradicated.
When and How was polio Eradicated from India?
The introduction of bivalent polio vaccine in 2010, helped in the eradication of polio and to battle with the disease. As we know, India was using a monovalent vaccine but that protected only against type 1 poliovirus transmission, not type 3, so bivalent polio.
10. India’s entry to Mars in 2014
The MOM (Mars Orbital Mission) also known as Mangalyaan is a robotic spacecraft (space probe) orbiting mars since 24 September 2014. This space probe was launched on 5 November 2013 by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). This mission became India’s first interplanetary mission making it the fourth space agency to reach Mars in the World, after NASA. India is the first nation to enter on Mars on its maiden attempt. This mission costs approximately ₹450 Crore (US$73 million).
Was Mangalyaan successful?
The Mangalyan probe lifted off from Sriharikota Range SHAR, Andhra Pradesh using PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket at 09:08 UTC on 5 November 2013. The launch period was 20 days long and started on 28 October 2013. This probe spent a month in Earth’s Orbit where it formed seven apogee-raising orbital maneuvers before trans-Mars injection 30 November 2013. After a 298-day ride to Mars, it was successfully put into Mars orbit on 24 September 2014.