August 09, 2017
The Making of Incredible India!
Year 1947 - The birth of independent India. Many sacrificed their lives for freedom.
 Year 1950 - National anthem and national song by Rabindra Nath Tagore and Bamkimchandra Chattopadhyay
Year 1950 - Constituent Assembly adopted by the Republic of India
Year 1951 - Freedom of speech and expression act passed in India Parliament
Year 1954 - Lalit Kala Akademi - Indias national academy for fine arts. It has produced great artists of India
Year 1954 - First Tata Mercedes truck launched. Foundation set for Indian transports
Year 1955 - First nationalise bank 'State bank of India' started
Year 1957 - BSE became the first exchange recognized by the India government in 1875 started by Premchand Roychand
Year 1957 - Vividh Bharati service of All India Radio started from Ceylon. Hawa Mahal is one of most heard programmes
Year 1958 - Defence research and development organisation(DRDO) formed. Dr Kalam was the adviser to DRDO. Developed AGNI, BRAHMOS missiles
Year 1961 - India liberated Goa from Portugal
Year 1965 - Initial telecast started in 1965 in Delhi, nationwide launched in 1982
Year 1965 - Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan - PM Shashtri Defence and agriculture revolution started 
Year 1965 - Verghese Kurien - Father of white revolution, helped 'Amul' get established. He visioned Dairy as an industry in India
Year 1966 - Reita Faria - First Miss India. First Miss World from India and Asia
Year 1970 - Superstars of Indian Cinema debuted. Both stars are most popular actors till now
Year 1972 - Enacted Wildlife protection act and Tiger reserves
Year 1972 - India became one of the Nuclear Power Countries
Year 1972 - First Photographer awarded with Padmashree - Raghu Rai
Year 1973 - MS Swaminathan was also known as Father of Green Revolution in India. India became self-sufficient for food
Year 1975 - First Indian satellite "Aryabhatta" launched. Sarabhai, APJ in frame
Year 1983 - India won ICC World Cup. Highest 38 runs scored by K. Shrikanth
Year 1984 - P T Usha the first Indian woman to reach the final of an Olympic
Year 1984 - First Metro launched in Kolkatta
Year 1991 - Economic reform by PM - Narasimha Rao, FDI for retails opened up in India
Year 1992 - National Stock Exchange established. World's 12th largest stock exchange
Year 1994 - Miss Universe and Miss World to Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai. First country to have both in same year
Year 1995 - Cellular phone and Internet service introduced
Year 1998 - MS Subbulakshmi the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna
Year 2001 Golden Quadrilateral - High way network of 5,846 km of 4/6 lanes completed in 2012
Year 2001 - Awarded with Bharat Ratna, Bismillah Khan is credited with elevating Shehanai status and bringing it to the concert stage
Year 2002 - The first scientist became President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Year 2009 - Water on the moon was discovered by India. Chandrayan 1 was launched by ISRO
Year 2012 - India became Polio free
Year 2014 -  First nation in the world to do so in its first attempt. ISRO became 4th agency in the world to reach Mars
Year 2017 - One Nation One Tax GST started in India
Let's celebrate this Independence with MeriDeewar. The incredible 70 years of India through your photos. Add #MeriDeewar tag to your photos on Instagram or Facebook and best 70 photographs will get a one set of Polaroid print each. You can participate in contest till 16th August 2017. 

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Comment (17)

  • Anuja Bhandari

    Excellent work & efforts. It shows complete picture of evolution of India before & after independence.
    Keep going on……

  • Uttreshwar

    Very nice
    Jay Hind Jay Bharat !

  • vaishali chavan

    Very informative and pictures are phenomenal!

  • Yash Hivarkar

    Perfect
    Covered every milestone of Indian history since Independence.Keep it up…
    Happy Independence Day

  • Vivek Joshi

    Gr8 First time seen such a nice concept
    Happy Independence day

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