"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, 1947)
Today 15th August 2008 India is celebrating the 62nd Independence Day and Commemoration of 61 Years of Independence.
The courage and the devotion of the freedom fighters towards their motherland is the living spirit of India that has been passed on through the generations. We can hold our hands to protect the freedom and our motherland.
Wish you all Happy independence day.