Friday, August 15, 2014

Sixty Eighth Indian Independence Day

Today , India celebrates its 68th independence day. This day is a national holiday in India and commemorates India gaining its freedom from over 100 years of  occupation by Kingdom of Great Britain.

On this very day in the year 1947 India's first Prime Minister , Jawaharlal Nehru, gave a soul stirring speech with inspiring words which have been repeated and remembered each year since then..excerpts from that speech..

'Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. 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. It is fitting that at this solemn moment, we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity'.

Independence in its true sense is personified by the Indian setup, where there is freedom of speech, religion, expression, justice for all , equal oppurtunity, freedom of choices including choosing of the government.

Many have questioned whether independence today is just a mere word and without the power of money or connections nothing much can be achieved. Yes, India today remains divided over issues like religions, castes, rich and poor . These are the deep rooted ills which can only be wiped out slowly and steadily but we cannot overlook the fact that significant improvements have taken place during these 68 years of independence.

This is a country which has given an opportunity to an ordinary Indian man from a poor family to carry the dream to lead the country merely based on his merit and hard work. Today , our Prime Minist has come a long way from being a worker at a tea stall to giving the Prime Minister's speech at the Red Fort! What better example can there be of Independence and the opportunities it offers ?
Indian Flag. Image by google.

Indian Prime Minister , Narendera Modi, delivering the Independence Day speech at Red Fort

Narendera Modi, looked impressive in his his bright red turban dotted with white spots and a green border which represented all colours of the Indian flag.



At a time,  when the countries morale is a bit low because of the incapacitating corruption ruling every field, Modi ' s speech identifying all areas where improvement was required and where his government was going to focus was truly inspiring.

Nothing better than listening to inspiring and partriotic words  from a leader you can  look up to! Hoping for better days for India.

Also, celebrating my own independence by gifting myself a lazyboy :)
A brown leather recliner I gifted myself as an independent day present

19 comments:

Eli Z said...

Interesting read! Thanks for sharing - I enjoyed reading your thoughts of this day -- and hey: congrats on your new lazyboy:-)Looks awesome...:-)

Loudthinkin said...

Glad you liked it Eli :) This day has the knack of bring out the patriot in me!

A LIFE TRAVELER said...

Happy Independence day to you!!

Fernando Lachica said...

Nice to know your Independence Day tha could make many Indian people to celebrate.

papaleng said...

Happy Independence Day to you. India is an economic power in Asia.

RANE said...

Jamaica's Independence Day was August 6... we were colonized by the British as well

Kaustav Banerjee said...

A very happy Independence day to you and all my country people. I hope my country reaches new heights of prosperity

Vanessa said...

I think Narendra Modi had some bright ideas for improving the Indian social system and other reformation strategies But it is not only up to him. Unfortunately, the other political leaders prevent the prime minister from accomplishing his brave goals for India. My question is Is India really independent now?

Khushboo Motihar said...

Happy Independence Day. The brown lazuboy looks good. :)

aimee kheir said...

i like your independence day! my friend is indian and he requested from me to edit a photo for the independence day ;)

werdstyle said...

Happy independence day to you! India is such a beautiful country.

Hina Naz said...

Happy Independence day!! I am from Pakistan. I also used to celebrate with up peak

Tiffany Yong W.T. said...

It seems every country has an "independence day" somehow. But hopefuly, this is not just a day to celebrate but a day to remember and learn from for all the younger citizens! :)

Franc said...

Happy Independence Day. It's so cool you got yourself a lazyboy.

Karen @ MrsLookingGood said...

Happy Independence Day to you and your fellow countrymen.

And congratulations on puchasing your Lazy Boy, that's a wonderful addition to your home and will bring enjoyment to anyone who sits there for sure.

Suzanne said...

Happy Independence Day! Time to get out the sparklers and show your pride for your country!

Loudthinkin said...

Thank you for the wishes everyone! It's always nice to a have a day to celebrate and wish well for the country you live in :)

Sin Yee said...

Happy Independence Day! Hope you enjoy your lazyboy...

Eliz Frank said...

Your Laziboy made me smile. Happy Independence Day! Now go back to your naptime. :-)