The world learned the power of nonviolent protest as Gandhi lead the diverse peoples of India in a struggle for home rule.
The state of India formally gained independence on August 15, 1947 after centuries of British rule - and years of turmoil. Today, the date is marked with somber speeches, colorful parades, and celebrations....in far-flung communities from New Delhi to New York City.
Around the Web, join the celebrations and learn about the events leading up to the historic moment, and the words of inspiration that the heroes of the movement used to move their people closer to independence.
Explore both traditional and modern customs that surround the holiday in India, as well as in areas throughout the world where India's emigres have made their homes.
You'll find Independence Day ecard greetings to send to family and friends, favorite recipes for sweets, special holiday dishes and kid-friendly resources to help commemorate this historic day ....
“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India
will awake to life and freedom.”
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by 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 led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action--
Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.
I am in love,I am passionate about him,
I loving every moment of it and
why not its her 64th Birth Day.
Happy Independence Day 2011
But never can i,
The Flag of my country
Furls very high,
Happy Independence day 2011
When we first talked to each otherI knew we would always be friends.
Our friendship has kept on growing
And I'll be here for you to the end.
You listen when I have a problem
And help dry the tears from my face.
You take away my sorrow
And put happiness in its place.
We can't forget the fun we've had
Laughing 'til our faces turn blue.
Talking of things only we find funny
People think we're insane-If they only knew!
I guess this is my way of saying thanks
For catching me when I fall.
Thanks once again for being such a good friend
And being here with me through it all.