Happy Independence Day

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The mystic aura of India and the enigma that she is has captured the imagination and fancy of great minds. Take a look at what they have to say about India.
"Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been
broken up into fragments by
narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from
the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches
its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the dreary
desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is lead forward by thee
into ever-widening thought and action-
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father,
let my country awake."

Rabindranath Tagore

We owe a lot to the
Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
Albert Einstein

If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.
Max Mueller (German scholar)

Mark Twain said: India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.

When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.
Albert Einstein

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 August 15, 1947 – First Independence Day of India

Nehruji and Gandhiji at All India Congress Committe (AICC) meeting in July 1946.

Nehru and Gandhi at AICC meeting,July 1946

Mountbatten arrives at Delhi airport and is been received by Nehru and Liaquat Ali on March 25, 1947.

Mountbatten received by Nehru in Delhi airport

Nehru along with Mountbatten on the first Independence Day in Delhi on August 15, 1947.

First Independence Day celebrations on August 15, 1947

Mountbatten swears Jawaharlal Nehru in as Prime Minister of India on August 15, 1947.

The first Prime Minister of India - Jawaharlal Nehru

After swearing in as the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru gives his first speech holding an Indian flag on August 15, 1947.

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru giving speech

Today, August 15, 2010, India is celebrating 64  years of Independence. Indian flag is seen flying on top of the Red Fort, New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India gives the speech on every Independence Day.

Indian Flag flying on top of Red Fort, Delhi

Vande Matharam!

Jai Hind!  


Edited by shreenithi - 14 August 2010 at 8:09am

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Happy Independence Day !

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Happy independence day to all Indians! Big smile

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Happy Independence Day!!


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Happy Independence Day..
dhana dhanya pushpa bhoraa -- amaader ei bashundharaa
tahar majhe aachhe desh ek shokol desher shera

o shey shwapno diyey toiri shey desh sriti diyey gheraa.

emon deshTi kothaao khunje paabey naako tumi
shakol desher raani shey je amaar janmabhoomi.

pushpe pushpe bhoraa shaakhi -- kunje kunje gaahey paakhi
gunjoria aashey oli punje punje dheyey
tara phuler upor ghumiey pore phuler modhu kheye.

emon deshTi kothaao khunje paabey naako tumi
shakol desher raani shey je amaar janmabhoomi

chandrarkatara nayanabhi ramaha.
prabhaswara bhanthi kutasvidevam..
neela bralagana tadidreedrisheeva , swapanava Odhou chabhi hanga koojath roopa nilayam atulaneeyam amita vaibhava ramang
dharani ragming tvang varenyam janmabhoomi navami
mamaa janmabhoomi navami , mamaa janmabhoomi navami

bhaayer maayer eto sneho -- kothaey gele paabe keho
omaa tomaar charon duTi bokhkhe aami dhori
amaar ei deshetei jonmo jyano ei deshetei mori. 

emon deshTi kothaao khunje paabey naako tumi
shakol desher raani shey je amaar janmabhoomi

Edited by eclat - 14 August 2010 at 10:18am

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Happy Independence Day, India!!!
"...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).

Let us remember,
those countless,
unsung patriots,
who paid the price of their life,
for the supreme
 cause of Independence...!
Mahatma%20Gandhi Jawahar%20Lal%20NehruBal%20Gangadhar%20TilakDr.Sarvapalli%20RadhakrishnanBhagat%20SinghLal%20Bahadur%20ShastriSubhash%20Chandra%20BoseRajguruSardar%20Patel

Vande Mataram!
Sujalam suphalam, malayaja shitalam,
Shasyashyamalam, Mataram!
Shubhrajyotsna pulakitayaminim,
Phullakusumita drumadala shobhinim,
Suhasinim, sumadhura bhashinim,
Sukhadam, varadam, Mataram!

Saptakotikantha kalakala ninada karale
Dvisaptakoti bhujair dhrita-khara karavale
Abala kena ma eta bale
Bahubala dharinim, namami tarinim,
Ripudalavarinim Mataram!

Tumi vidya, tumi dharma,
Tumi hridi, tumi marma,
Tvam hi pranah sharire!

Bahute tumi ma shakti,
Hridaye tumi ma bhakti,
Tomarayipratima gari mandire mandire!

Tvam hi Durga dashapraharana dharini,
Kamala, Kamaladalaviharini,
Vani, vidyadayini namami tvam,

Namami Kamalam, amalam, atulam,
Sujalam, suphalam, Mataram,
Vande Mataram!

Shyamalam, saralam, susmitam, bhushitam,
Dharanim, bharanim, Mataram!

Mother, I bow to thee!
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
bright with orchard gleams,
Cool with thy winds of delight,
Dark fields waving Mother of might,
Mother free.
Glory of moonlight dreams,
Over thy branches and lordly streams,
Clad in thy blossoming trees,
Mother, giver of ease
Laughing low and sweet!
Mother I kiss thy feet,
Speaker sweet and low!
Mother, to thee I bow.

Who hath said thou art weak in thy lands
When the sword flesh out in the seventy million hands
And seventy million voices roar
Thy dreadful name from shore to shore?
With many strengths who art mighty and stored,
To thee I call Mother and Lord!
Though who savest, arise and save!
To her I cry who ever her foeman drove
Back from plain and Sea
And shook herself free.

Thou art wisdom, thou art law,
Thou art heart, our soul, our breath
Though art love divine, the awe
In our hearts that conquers death.
Thine the strength that nerves the arm,
Thine the beauty, thine the charm.
Every image made divine
In our temples is but thine.

Thou art Durga, Lady and Queen,
With her hands that strike and her
swords of sheen,
Thou art Lakshmi lotus-throned,
And the Muse a hundred-toned,
Pure and perfect without peer,
Mother lend thine ear,
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
Bright with thy orchard gleems,
Dark of hue O candid-fair

In thy soul, with jewelled hair
And thy glorious smile divine,
Lovilest of all earthly lands,
Showering wealth from well-stored hands!
Mother, mother mine!
Mother sweet, I bow to thee,
Mother great and free

Translation by Shree Aurobindo


PS! Wonderful post Sumi akkaEmbarrassed

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