Indian Independence…

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Today, is a very special day for Indians worldwide. On this day at the strike of midnight on August 14 1947  India was liberated from British rule and took birth an an independent sovereign nation. After this came Pandit Jawarhalal Nehru’s famous speech titled “Tryst with destiny.”

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance….. We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.

As history has shown time and time again, with independence comes a price. Today, we remember the many who sacrificed their lives for  independence-the countless who willingly gave up their lives for an entrenched belief and single-minded conviction. You see whether we believe in politics or are dyed-in-the-wool pacifists, we learn a great lesson from this, and to quote Mahatma Gandhi: ‘”A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” You see, whenever there is a consensus of opinions and goals aligned to a mission the results are nothing short of extraordinary. Whenever, people can put away their differences and travel together, many things can be achieved.

Today, we salute such souls who seemingly ordinary manage to become outstanding heroes.. To put it into the mother tongue Hindi: “Aaj hum sab garv se voh maha atma ko salaam kurte he kyo ke woh mamuli hote hue oonka karmo se woh veero bunjate hain…”

Keep on winning…


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