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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
"If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India!" - French scholar Romaine Rolland

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We celebrate our 60th Independence Day today... August 15th, the day when India woke up to freedom back in 1947, a day that marked new beginnings with the triumph of numerous martyred souls. On the stroke of midnight, a country came into life again as the British handed over the governance of India to the Indian leaders. It was on this historic date that Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime Minister of India, unfurled the Indian tricolour on the magnificent Red Fort, symbolically marking the end of the British colonial rule…

Now at the age of 60, India’s image is that of a resurgent, confident regional power racing to compete with China and the West. India’s economy is now 10th biggest in the world and a new middle class of up to 200 million has been created. The economy is currently growing about 9 percent a year. Though the country still faces huge problems like poverty, infrastructure, etc.. for today, let us bask in the glory of the nation that we love dearly, India - the cradle of civilization and culture.

Today is an occasion to celebrate the freedom of our great democracy while we remember with great reverence the sacrifice that thousands of our brave countrymen gave for this cause. …Here's Wishing everyone a very Happy Indian Independence Day .… Jai Hind!!

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posted by All Smiles!! @ 3:23 PM  
6 Comments:
  • At 3:52 PM, Blogger me said…

    Jai Hind!
    :)

     
  • At 6:33 PM, Blogger Beefybob7 said…

    Hope you are still celebrating Rajitha. Life should be one big celebration and you guys know how to do it.

    A little to the left, a little to the right - there you've got me dancing!!

     
  • At 7:22 PM, Anonymous shrawan said…

    jai hind....:))
    shrawan

     
  • At 9:51 AM, Anonymous abha said…

    India is doing so well and I so proud if only they could do something about getting everyone educated, that should take care of the poverty too, I think.

    Anyway, I am very proud to say - sare jahan se achcha hindustan humara !

     
  • At 11:45 AM, Blogger NZ said…

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  • At 11:49 AM, Anonymous abha said…

    hi

     
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