Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Independence Day

             The Independence Day in India is celebrated every year on the 15th of August in honor of the birthday of the nation. On 15th August 1947, India achieved her independence from British rule and became a sovereign nation.
             On the eve of 15th August 1947, India tricolor (saffron, green and white) flag was first hoisted by Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, at the Red Fort of Delhi.
"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will 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.... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again." … Jawaharlal Nehru (Speech on Indian Independence Day, 15th August 1947)

The Indian National Pledge is commonly recited by Indians in unison at public events, during daily assemblies in many Indian schools, and during the Independence Day and Republic Day Observance Ceremonies. The words of the National Pledge goes like this:

General Pledge (in English)

India is my country. All Indians are my
brothers and sisters.
I love my country. I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.
I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall give my parents, teachers and all elders, respect, and treat everyone with courtesy.
To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.
In their well being and prosperity alone, lies my happiness.

 It reminds me of school days. In our school every morning we used to first sing prayer,then the pledge and then Jana gana mana.


  1. This is very interesting! Thanks for this bit of information!

  2. താങ്കളെപ്പോലെയുള്ളവരുടെ ബ്ലോഗ്‌ രചനകള്‍ വായിച്ചു വായിച്ചു ഈ എളിയ ഞാനും ഒരു പുതിയ ബ്ലോഗ്‌ തുടങ്ങി.കഥപ്പച്ച..കഥകള്‍ക്ക് മാത്രമായി ഒരു ബ്ലോഗ്‌ . ..അനുഗ്രഹാശിസുകള്‍ പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കുന്നു.