I was watching some videos of 15 August 1947 day where I got the words of our Chacha Nehru which he spoke during the auspicious occasion of Independence Day on 15 August 1947 while hosting our National Flag at Red Fort, that were
AT THE STROKE OF 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 SOLE OF A NATION, LONG SUPPRESSED, FIND UTTERANCE.
He gave the Independence Day speech while holding the National Flag.
Woow! One of the biggest milestones in the history of nation. The headlines of the newspapers were “Birth of India’s Freedom” written in bold and bright. The news was “India broke the shackles of colonialism and became free from British rule.”
Lord Mountbatten transferred powers to first P.M. at midnight. Millions of people poured onto the streets to celebrate the freedom. The British flag was lowered and Indian flag flourished. Prisoners were released. As soon as the sound of “JANA GANA MANA” rang through the air, time stood still. Tears came in the eyes of all with patriotic hearts, they were experiencing finally something which they had waited for years. Such a feeling cannot be penned into words or expressed. Their sons had lost their lives for this freedom and at last there sacrifice had paid off.
Many problems still persist after independence and many are new ones. Believe it or not, every nation has it’s problems, no one is ideal.We keep focusing ourselves to these problems always and feel bad about our India . At least keep one day to be proud of our nation, enjoy its beauty and celebrate the success it has achieved. So the day will be 15 August, isn’t it? 🙂
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL!!