Monday, August 15, 2005

Happy Independence Day!

August 15th marks the Independence of India from British rule. Below is an excerpt from the famous speech, "Tryst with Destiny" delivered just shortly before midnight on the eve of Independence, marking not only the birth of the worlds largest democracy, but also the successful conclusion of India's NON-VIOLENT REVOLUTION!

Tryst with Destiny

“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.”
Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru

The Indian Tricolor
The Indian Flag
Saffron stands for 'Patriotism', White stands for 'Purity', Green stands for 'Prosperity' and the blue Ashoka Chakra (Wheel) in the middle stands for 'Progress'.

1 comment:

olympiada said...

Thank you for sharing.