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Achievements of India 1947 to 2021: Glimpse of the Most Challenging yet an Achieving Journey

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Achievements of India 1947 to 2021

Jai Hind!

“We will face the bullets of the enemy, have been free, will remain free” (Translated). This quote by Chandra Shekhar Azaad fills our hearts with patriotic spirits. This year we will be celebrating our 75th Independence day, the silver jubilee year. In these 75 years, the developing fields and achievements of India is remarkable. It was not an easy road to India’s freedom. In order to make our country free, many people sacrificed their lives. The sacrifices of our freedom fighters, soldiers and even the sacrifice by the common man can never be forgotten. After so many years of slavery, they rebelled against British control and returned the country to be a free bird.

In these 75 years, there have been lots and lots of uphill as well as downhill situations for our nation. India is a growing country with growing expectations. Independence Day is a day when every Indian is full of patriotism. Let us discuss some of the achievements of India and developing fields of India in these 75 Years.

Achievements of India: The Key to Progress 

Playground: Battlefield of Sports

Achievements of India 1947 to 2021 in Sports

The people of India are connected to sports through an emotional and patriotic string. Whenever a team represents India in any sports event, Millions of people’s hopes are attached to them and they never fail to reach up to our expectations. There are many amazing achievements of India that we have bagged till date. India’s performance in the recent Tokyo Olympics is also one of them. There are countless achievements in the field of sports. Some of the major achievements are:

  • Abhinav Bindra made history when he won gold in the men’s 10m air rifle event at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
  • In chess, R Pragganandhaa became the world’s youngest International Master at the age of only 10 Years.
  • Bronze Medal by the Indian Hockey Men’s Team in Tokyo Olympics. This is a great achievement in hockey after 41 years.
  • Gold Medal by Neeraj Chopra in athletics (javelin throw).
  • P. V. Sindhu is the first Indian Women Badminton Player to receive 2 Continuous Olympic medals.
  • Most importantly, The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award was renamed to Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. 

Nurturing field of Agriculture

Achievements of India 1947 to 2021 in Agriculture

Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy. It employs about half of India’s entire workforce. Interestingly, while India was reliant on foreign food help during its early years of independence, it has since achieved food self-sufficiency and is a top producer of a variety of goods like milk, millets, jute, ginger, bananas, mangoes, papayas and the second-largest producer of tea, sugarcane, wheat, potatoes and many other products.

By 2022, India is anticipated to have achieved the lofty objective of doubling agricultural revenue. Increased investment in agricultural infrastructure, such as irrigation facilities, warehousing, and cold storage, is projected to boost India’s agriculture industry in the coming years. In addition, the rising usage of genetically modified crops is expected to boost yields for Indian farmers. Due to a concerted effort by scientists to get early maturing types of pulses and a rise in the minimum support price, India is anticipated to become self-sufficient in pulses in the future years.

Scientific and Technical achievement

Achievements of India 1947 to 2021 in Science

India is a country that has benefited from the contributions of many bright minds in the fields of science and technology, enhancing its global standing. It boasts the world’s second-largest population of scientists and engineers. This country is the world’s third most appealing investment location for technology deals.

India is working intensely to position itself as a global leader in industrialization and technical advancement. As India seeks to enhance its nuclear power capacity, significant changes in the nuclear energy sector are expected. Furthermore, India’s pharmaceutical business is likely to be transformed by nanotechnology. With the government investing significantly in a technology-driven Green Revolution, the agriculture industry is likewise set to experience major changes.

Challenges Faced by India in Developing

Unemployment: A Major issue

Unemployment: A Major issue

India has indeed succeeded in boosting enrolment and reducing the number of children out of school. But still, Unemployment is quite frequent among today’s youngsters. It is a combination of conditions in which an able-bodied individual is actively looking for work but is unable to locate one. Since the Covid pandemic outbreak, the employment rate has been affected a lot. \

Corruption

Corruption

Corruption is the most widely prevalent in India, and it must be addressed promptly and sensibly. There isn’t a single workplace in the commercial or public sector that isn’t affected by this sickness. It’s impossible to say how much the economy has suffered as a result of this. Though most of us are concerned, we, the people of India, should not be found wanting when the time comes to act.

Poverty

Poverty

In India, however, villages are home to 80% of the impoverished. The poorest states include Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, and Chhattisgarh. According to World Bank data, 43 per cent of the impoverished belong to the Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe groups (2016). The government must address this discrepancy right once.

Prime Minister’s Words

Prime Minister’s Words

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “The 75th Independence will be a commemoration of the spirit of the liberation struggle and a reflection of the sentiment of sacrifice. A memorial to the country’s martyrs should be paid, as well as a determination to construct India of their aspirations. It will show the pride of Sanatan India as well as the radiance of modern India.”

Agenda for the Celebration of 75th Independence Day

Agenda for the Celebration of 75th Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided on 5 aspects to celebrate the 75th Independence Day. He said, “these five elements should be taken into account the thoughts and feelings of the country’s 130 million citizens.”.

  • Freedom Struggle
  • Ideas at 75
  • Achievements at 75
  • Actions at 75
  • Resolve at 75

Conclusion

75 years is a long way we have carved with bits and pieces of challenges and achievements of India. Yet we are here celebrating the silver jubilee under a free sky. We have overcome many great obstacles and many more to go. Let’s celebrate this Independence day with full enthusiasm and memorise the sacrifice of our freedom fighters and soldiers because of them we live proudly. Great salute to our soldiers who stand upfront to protect us so we can lead a happy life. Jai Hind!

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A Mishap During Dussehra: Car Ploughs Into The Crowd

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A Mishap During Dussehra Car Ploughs Into The Crowd

Introduction 

On Friday, a mishap during Dussehra occurred, a ganja laden vehicle ploughed into the crowd, killing one and injuring over 20 people. The person who died has been recognized as Gaurav Agarwal, 20. The culprits are under police custody. The incident is of Pathalgaon. 

Car ploughs into the Dussehra crowd kill 1

Car ploughs into the Dussehra crowd kill 1

On Friday (15 October 2021), a vehicle with ganja in it ploughed into the procession of Dussehra. It raced away from the police check post and then hit the crowd in Jashpur, Chhattisgarh. The incident took the life of one and injured more than 20 people out of which 4 are serious. The incident footage was caught on mobile cameras and it is a reminder of the deaths in Lakhimpur Kheri. 

Two men in the car were chased by villagers for 15 km after which they were caught. The villagers chased them on motorcycles and later the car was set on fire. The two men were beaten and handed to the police. Vijay Agarwal, the SP, said after investigating that the car and the two men belonged from Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli. The Durga immersion procession didn’t have a police escort and hence a police officer was suspended under the charge of negligence. 

The car is a maroon Xylo rams which came in high speed. 

Villagers block the highway, demands justice

The villagers tried to stop the car but nothing happened. After the mishap during Dussehra, villagers encircled the police station and blocked the Gumla-Katni highway demanding justice and 1 crore compensation for the deceased. Bhupesh Baghel, the chief minister, said justice will be given and no one will be spared. 

Conclusion

Raman Singh, former chief minister and BJP vice-president said that the chief minister must visit the family and give compensation of Rs 50 lakh. He made a video statement adding that the incident is proof of deterioration of law and order.

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I Am Full-Time President: Sonia Gandhi To G-23 at Key Congress Meet

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I Am Full-Time President Sonia Gandhi To G-23 at Key Congress Meet

Introduction 

On Saturday, Sonia Gandhi to G-23 highlighting her leadership on farmer protests and the provision of aid and relief during the pandemic and atrocities committed on marginalised groups and communities. She has put an emphasis on President position as a full time congress President and hit back at critics within the party such as the G-23  which has been pushing for more than a year for an organisational overhaul and the election of visible and effective leadership.

Statement of Sonia Gandhi

Statement of Sonia Gandhi

During a meeting of the congress working committee, Sonia Gandhi, an interim President after the resignation of Rahul Gandhi two years ago said that she has always appreciated frankness and also said there is no need to engage media and speak through them.

A reference to letters that were released by ‘G-23’ members that led to spats between leaders in both camps.

She said internal elections are scheduled before the pandemic in June this year. It requires discipline and  self-control . Also she is well known of the fact that she has been interim Congress President since the congress working committee asked her to return in 2019

About the Elections

Sonia Gandhi to G-23 said that General Secretary Venugopal Ji will brief you about the entire process and five you the clarity once and for all. A schedule for organizing elections is before you.

She also told us about the preparations and difficulty faced by the party. The Congress Party has faced many challenges but they are united and disciplined on the party’s interests alone and they are confident that they will do well.

About the Meeting

Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi, and GS Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and other senior people such as ex Union Minister P Chidambaram and the Bhupesh Baghel l,Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh (Bhupesh Baghel) and charanjit channi, chief minister of Punjab and 57 others are meeting today for the meeting. Also the members of G-23 will be present.

Conclusion

After the pandemic and lockdowns, This is the first in-person  Congress meeting

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Nihang Sikh Detained: Singhu Border Murder Case

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Nihang Sikh Detained Singhu border murder case

Introduction 

Nihang who is a member of the warrior Singh order surrendered to the Haryana police. Nihang sikh detained and he claims to take full responsibility for the murder that took place on the Singhu border. On Friday early morning a corpse was found at a farmers’ protest site on the Delhi Haryana border. 

Singhu border murder case 

It was on 15th October 2021, early Friday morning when a semi-naked and mutilated corpse was found at the site of farmers’ protest from a police barricade which was upside down at Delhi Haryana border. The right foot and left hand were cut off from the victim’s body. 

One Nihang Sikh detained by Haryana Police 

One Nihang Sikh detained by Haryana Polic

On Friday (15th October 2021), Haryana Police took hold of one person involved in the Singhu border murder case. ‘Nihang’ surrendered to the police taking the whole responsibility for the murder. 

On Friday evening, Nihang Sikh Saravjit Singh surrendered to police and he will be produced before the court on Saturday (16th October 2021).

The family of the victim is seeking justice. The victim’s name is Lakhbir, 35 and resided in Cheema Khurd village in Tarn Taran district of Punjab. His sister spoke to ANI and said that the reason for his death and who did it to him is unknown to them but they want justice at the earliest. 

The Superintendent of Sonipat Police said that clues have been found at the crime scene. Investigating the reason for the victim’s death, Nihang said that the victim desecrated the holy scripture – Sarbaloh Granth and that is the reason he killed him. 

Conclusion

The Kisan Morcha has subsided themselves and said in a press statement that they have no connection with the murder, Nihang Sikh and the victim. They offered support to the police. M L Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana held a meeting to discuss the matter at his residence and told him actions will be taken.

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