India’s 72nd Independence Day is just around the corner. On 15th August, we commemorate our freedom fighters and celebrate the independence we now enjoy, thanks to their unrelenting efforts and bravery. Like every year, there will be flag-hoisting ceremonies at schools and institutions. You will find both young and old flying kites and listen to patriotic songs wherever you go. And the good news is that there are plenty of new ways to honor this day now.
Customising T-shirts with unique themes for Independence Day is one of the most creative ways to display your patriotism and celebrate along with your friends, co-workers, and family. Here are some fun ideas for this special day that you can easily try out on your T-shirts:
- Your favourite historical heroes: Try customising your T-shirts with modern or sketched portraits of Rani Laxmibai who played a major role in the Revolt of 1857, or Shaheed Bhagat Singh, a revolutionary and an influential figure who remains the symbol of heroism and sacrifice. These would be a definitive style statement on this special day.
You could also go for famous slogans on your T-shirt by Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose among other important figures and wear them with pride.
- Patriotic movies: Add the element of nostalgia to your look on Independence Day with prints inspired by posters from old patriotic movies depicting India’s struggle for freedom. The iconic film Mother India (1957) is an excellent example. This film depicts the struggle of a single mother trying to raise her children and is a metaphor for the struggles of the newly independent nation. Another important historical film is Shaheed (1965), a biography of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The vintage poster of this movie on a white T-shirt promises to evoke nostalgia while being fashionable.
You can also opt for prints inspired by the minimal poster designs of the newer patriotic movies such as Border (1997), Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005), Rang De Basanti (2006) and 1971 (2007), among others.
- Based on the Tricolour: Try sporting saffron, white or green T-shirts on this day with patriotic and inspirational quotes. The saffron colour of our national flag stands for the country’s courage and strength, the white represents truth and peace, while the green represents growth and fertility. These colours also represent the secularism and diversity of India.
You can try alternating or match them with your friends and family as you head out to celebrate this day. Sporting these at your workplace during the Independence Day celebrations would be a great way to break the ice among co-workers. To Design your T-Shirt, Try Alma PLAY Tool.