PSLV-C37 Launch, Indian Leaders, Space Exploration, National Pride, Military Tribute, Indian History, Cultural Heritage, Patriotism, Unity, On This DayIndia's Ascent: Celebrating Leadership and Legacy on February 15, 2024

On This Day 15 February 2024 Thursday

Sam Vikram: 2080 Purnimanta Mass: Magha Paksha: Tithi: Sukla Paksha Shashthi

on this dayPanchang / पंचांगpooja, pooja thali, auspicious ocassion, शुभ मुहूर्त, on this day

Virram Samvat: 2080
Shaka Samvat: 1945
Amanta Month: Magha
Purnimanta: Magha
Tithi: Sukla Paksha Shashthi

Today

Festivals Today: Shashtee
Festials Tomorrow: Bheeshmaashtamee, Rath Saptamee
Day Today:
Day Tomorrow: 

Yoga:

Sukla – Feb 14 07:58 PM – Feb 15 05:22 PM
Brahma – Feb 15 05:22 PM – Feb 16 03:17 PM”

Karana:

Taitila: 11:07 PM – Feb 15 10:13 AM
Garija: 10:13 AM – Feb 15 09:29 PM
Vanija: 09:29 PM – Feb 16 08:55 AM”

Sunrise: 7:03
Sunset: 18:06

Moonrise: 10:27
Moonset: 0:14

pooja, pooja thali, auspicious ocassion, शुभ मुहूर्तAuspicious Time / शुभ समय

Abhijit Muhurat – 12:13 PM – 12:57 PM

Amrit Kaal – 04:06 AM – 05:39 AM

Inauspicious Time / अशुभ समय

Rahu – 1:57 PM – 3:20 PM
Yamaganda – 7:03 AM – 8:26 AM
Gulika – 9:49 AM – 11:12 AM
Dur Muhurat – 10:44 AM – 11:28 AM, 03:09 PM – 03:53 PM
Varjyam – 05:38 AM – 07:09 AM, 06:46 PM – 08:19 PM

Information Source: https://www.prokerala.com/

Today / आज

Freedom Fighters sacrificed / राष्ट्रवादियों ने बलिदान दिया था At Least/ कम से कम:

Major Historical Events

15-Feb 2000: On February 15, 2000, the Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York experienced a malfunction, leading to the venting of a small quantity of radioactive steam due to a steam generator failure.

15-Feb 2010: The Silda camp attack occurred on February 15, 2010, in West Bengal, resulting in the tragic loss of 28 lives and leaving several injured in a terrorist onslaught.

15-Feb 2017: A landmark achievement in space exploration, February 15, 2017, saw the Indian PSLV-C37 rocket launching 104 satellites in a single mission, setting a new global record.

15-Feb 1146: The dates provided for the reigns of Malayasi and Vijaldeo of Jaipur State, Jaipur, in 1146, are incorrect as Jaipur State was founded in the 18th century, making these dates historically inaccurate.

Bishan Singh of Jaipur State: Rule ends in 1699

Jaipur Power Transition 1534

Maratha Kingdom: Bajirao I’s Legacy and Impact

History in Brief On This Day

15-Feb 1950: Disney’s classic film “Cinderella” enchanted audiences worldwide following its release on February 15, 1950, marking a significant moment in cinematic history.

15-Feb 1989: February 15, 1989, marked the official end of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, concluding nearly a decade of conflict in the region.

Anniversaries on This Day

1947 – Randhir Kapoor: Celebrating the birth of Randhir Kapoor on February 15, 1947, a notable figure in the Indian film industry.

1988 – Pooja Vaidyanath: No record found; the date or name might be incorrect or not widely recognized.

1989 – Amit Mishra: February 15, 1989, marks the birthday of Amit Mishra, recognized in the realm of celebrities.

1929 – Graham Hill: Born on February 15, 1929, in Hampstead, London, England, Graham Hill became a celebrated Formula One race car driver.

1954 – Beena Kak: February 15, 1954, is the birthdate of Beena Kak, known within the celebrity circle.

1960 – Darrell Green: Celebrating the birth of American football player Darrell Green in Houston, Texas, USA, on February 15, 1960.

1965 – Paresh Ganatra: Paresh Ganatra, a celebrity known for his work in entertainment, was born on February 15, 1965.

1968 – Ashutosh Gowariker: Ashutosh Gowariker, celebrated for his contributions to the film industry, was born on February 15, 1968.

1972 – Jaromír Jágr: Born on February 15, 1972, in Kladno, Czechia, Jaromír Jágr is celebrated as a legendary ice hockey player.

Freedom Fighters’ sacrifice

On This Day: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Indian Freedom Struggle

The saga of India’s quest for independence is punctuated by numerous tales of bravery, sacrifice, and martyrdom. Among these, the events of February 15th stand out as poignant reminders of the courage and determination of those who fought against British colonial rule. This essay commemorates their sacrifices, highlighting the significance of “on this day” in the annals of India’s freedom struggle.

The 1857 Uprising: Heroes of Delhi

  • Amir Ali, Azeezoolah, Moorad Khan, and Shaikh Murad Khan: These valiant souls from Delhi were forefront in the 1857 Uprising, challenging the might of the British Empire. Captured and charged with rebellion, their execution on February 15, 1858, symbolizes the brutal crackdown on Indian freedom fighters.
  • Akbar and Secundur: Fellow warriors from Khirki Turagh Khan, Delhi, they too joined the ranks of martyrs on this day, having fought gallantly in the 1857 revolt against British subjugation.

The Indian National Army: Loyalty Shifts and Battlefield Valor

  • Shifts of Loyalty: On this day in 1942, numerous soldiers, including Jalaur Singh, Chanda, and Chandgi Ram, made the pivotal decision to join the Indian National Army (INA). Leaving behind their roles in the British-Indian Army, they chose to fight for India’s freedom.
  • Battlefield Sacrifices: These brave hearts were deployed to confront British forces in various battlefronts, particularly in Burma. Many, such as Lok Ram, Nand Singh, and Ram Nath, laid down their lives in the ensuing battles, embodying the ultimate sacrifice for independence.

Peaceful Protests and Movements

  • Khushal Singh and Churka Tudu: Representing the peaceful facet of resistance, Khushal Singh’s involvement in the Jaito Gurdwara movement and Churka Tudu’s active participation in the 1942 “Quit India” movement underscore the multifaceted approach towards achieving freedom.
  • Tragic Ends in Custody: Their struggles culminated in custody, where they succumbed to the harsh conditions and torture, a testament to the sacrifices made in the path of freedom.

Legacy of Resistance and Sacrifice

The events of February 15th across various years of the Indian freedom struggle illuminate the relentless spirit of resistance that fueled the fight against British rule. From the armed rebellion of the 1857 Uprising to strategic affiliations with the INA, and from peaceful protests to tragic incarcerations, each story of sacrifice on this day enriches the narrative of India’s journey to independence.

“On this day” serves not only as a chronological marker but as a symbol of the enduring legacy of those who dared to dream of a free India. Their sacrifices remind us of the price of freedom and inspire future generations to cherish and safeguard the liberty we enjoy today.

Feature Image: The image is a richly detailed tapestry that portrays significant figures and symbols of India’s proud history and achievements. At the center is the launch of the PSLV-C37 rocket, symbolizing India’s milestones in space exploration. Portraits of notable Indian leaders, both historical and contemporary, surround the rocket, signifying the nation’s leadership and vision. The Indian tricolor flags fly high, evoking a sense of patriotism and unity.

The scene is set against iconic Indian architecture, suggesting a deep respect for the country’s cultural heritage. Soldiers in various uniforms are depicted in formation, representing the military’s role in national security, while tributes to fallen heroes suggest a commemoration of their sacrifices. (https://hinduinfopedia.in/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/DALL·E-2024-02-25-21.22.22_historical_cultural_significanceaa_February_15.webp)

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