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Ahmedabad: ‘Euphoria, continuous celebrations rendered us sleepless that night time’ | Ahmedabad Information – Occasions of India

Dashrath Patel at his residence in Sanand with Tricolour on Sunday.

AHMEDABAD: For Dashrath Patel, 17 when India bought independence in 1947, the times of August 14 and 15 had been intertwined. “There was too much excitement with rallies, euphoria, and non-stop celebrations, as everyone would greet others, some would distribute sweets and shops would be open till late,” mentioned Patel who had left faculty to take part in 1942 Stop India motion. “I think nobody must have slept that night.”
As India celebrates its seventy fifth Independence Day on Monday, the nonagenarians of town remembered the historic second skilled by way of their eyes.
“It surely feels like another era with a sense of nationalism sweeping across the society. In city areas of Ahmedabad, the celebrations were more pronounced with various flag-hoisting events,” recounts Patel, a 92-year-old farmer who’s now a settled together with his youngsters in Sanand. “The Har Ghar Tiranga campaign has brought back memories of the days when many of the residences were adorned with Tricolour soon after the independence.”


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