Independence Day Wishes !!!

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby Atri » 15 Aug 2010 01:24

Wish you all a very happy independence day...

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby AdityaM » 15 Aug 2010 02:55

Happy Independence day!!
anyone has link to full speech?
text: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryst_with_destiny

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby brihaspati » 15 Aug 2010 03:04

Sri Aurobindo - 15th August, 1947 :

“India today became free but she has not achieved Unity… The old communal division into Hindus and Muslims seems now to have hardened into permanent political division of the country. It is hoped that this settled fact will not be accepted as settled forever, as anything more than a temporary expedient. For if it lasts, India may be seriously weakened, even crippled; civil strife may remain always possible, possible even a new invasion and foreign conquest. India’s internal development and prosperity may be impeded, her position among nations weakened, her destiny impaired or even fractured. This must not be; the Partition must go. By whatever means, in whatever way, the division must go; unity must and will be achieved, for it is necessary for the greatness of the India’s future”

But then Aurobindo is in the past and technically speaking he lived in the past - for present times. It is anti-Indian to live in the past unless it serves institutionally or state approved purposes. We have already redeemed our tryst with destiny even on 15th August, 1947, so we are probably required to forget about that small bit left out in the not-wholly-or-in-full-measure redemption, and be glad with the very substantially redeemed part onlee. Anyway reminder of that acknowledgement of not-wholly is also living in the past and is anti-Indian perhaps.

Should you be saying Jai Hind or rather say Jai Ho - which sounds more secular?

Let the wishing be sobered by remembering in a brief ovation in slience to all those Bharatyias who sacrificed their lives, their careers, their family, their bodies and all their hopes for a free India, or from whom their tears, their lives and their bodies were taken away by the Partition - and thanking the great first prime minister of India for immortalizing in that speech that this freedom is only partial and not a full redemption of our pledge. As Anna Scott says in NottingHill - newspapers are forever - that story is going to be filed - and brought out everytime anyone write anything about him and Indepndence of India.

Jai Bharat.
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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby anchal » 15 Aug 2010 03:11

Happy Independence Day to all Indians worldwide! :)

Jai Hind!

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby Karmasura » 15 Aug 2010 03:35

Happy Independence to all my fellow people!!!

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby Indranil » 15 Aug 2010 04:30

Happy Independence Day!!!!

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby joshvajohn » 15 Aug 2010 04:31

Great day! Great people! Great cultures! Great nation! One has to be proud of this country!

India a country where many religions, races and tribes can live together in a peaceful and democratic ways. Let India grow in her development. Let India be a country which can show to the world that in spite of billions of people they can eliminate poverty, they can make this world towards industrial and intellectual and healthy growth for all human beings. She may also be able to help her neighbouring countries to grow both in peace and development.

President urges Naxalites to abandon violence, join development efforts
http://netindian.in/news/2010/08/14/000 ... nt-efforts

Happy Independence Day to all

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby yantra » 15 Aug 2010 06:11

Happy Independence Day!

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby rahuls » 15 Aug 2010 06:22

Happy Independence Day !! May India grow from strength to strength and regain its glory.

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby symontk » 15 Aug 2010 06:29

Happy Independence day :)

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Postby SwamyG » 15 Aug 2010 06:52

For all the dear Jingoes and desh......


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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby JimmyJ » 15 Aug 2010 07:20

Happy Independence Day to you all :)

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Postby svenkat » 15 Aug 2010 07:27

Wish you all a very happy Independence Day :)

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby uddu » 15 Aug 2010 07:54

The struggle and sacrifice for freedom



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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby Dmurphy » 15 Aug 2010 08:21

Happy Independence Day - the day we Image

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby suraj p » 15 Aug 2010 09:39

edited and posted to the whine thread.

Dont do that again in this type of adulatory thread...
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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby Pulikeshi » 15 Aug 2010 10:23

Happy I-Day all!

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Postby Arya Sumantra » 15 Aug 2010 12:38

Happy Independence Day all.

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby prastor » 15 Aug 2010 12:41

Happy Independence day to everyone! We are so lucky to be born in a free country, compared to so many other places where people don't even realize that they have rights.

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby SSridhar » 15 Aug 2010 13:03

Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Indians.
Jai Hind.

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Postby RoyD » 15 Aug 2010 13:13

Happy Independence Day to all fellow Rakshaks and to all Indians...
Peace...

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby VikB » 15 Aug 2010 13:22

Wish you all a very happy Independance day

Let all of us pledge to orient our lives towards doing something for our nation.

Jai Hind

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby Chinmayanand » 15 Aug 2010 13:25

Happy Independence Day to all fellow brethren.

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby armenon » 15 Aug 2010 14:20

Happy Independence Day !!!

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby sunny y » 15 Aug 2010 14:34

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Indians....
God Bless India :)

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby Mukesh.Kumar » 15 Aug 2010 15:24

Even from afar,
I salute thee my Motherland,
My chest swells up with emotion,
Tears come to my eyes.

Those of us who toil on foreign shores,
Do not forget us,
We watch with misty eye
Longing thoughts.

The glory that can be ours,
The work that needs to be done.
Enough of blaming,
Finger pointing.

It's time for work,
The world will be ours
But not as predestined
To earn bit by bit.


Guess hearing Jana Gana Mana made me kind of senti. Anyway, Swatantrata Divas Ke Shubh Kamnaiye. Jai Hind.

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby jagga » 15 Aug 2010 16:10

Wish You All a Very Happy Independence Day!!

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby shyamd » 15 Aug 2010 16:28

Happy Independence Day to all! Lets not forget all those who gave up their lives to make India what it is today and all those on guard on our borders/airports etc while we celebrate and watch TV or have a nice meal with the family.

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby RKumar » 15 Aug 2010 16:31

Happy Independence Day!!

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby Chandragupta » 15 Aug 2010 17:03

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Bharat Mata ki Jai! Vande Mataram!

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby SSridhar » 15 Aug 2010 17:25

Please take a few minutes to read about this 103 year old man
An ardent follower of Gandhi, Gurusami devoted his prime to freedom movement and as a result, never married. He participated in numerous agitations and was arrested more than once. “Looking back now, I find it difficult to believe that I walked with a legend like the Mahatma. I have spoken with him on four different occasions and I am glad I have touched his feet,” he says with veneration in his voice. . . . “Satyagraha was instrumental in abolishing fear in Indians. It boosted self- belief to defy the British. The police were stunned at the fortitude of the people, who continued despite being beaten up.”

A day spent in the company of Netaji, walking alongside Vinoba Bhave and participating in the Swadeshi and Bhoodan movements are the highlights of his life.

“On the night of August 14, no one slept. Every house had a lamp burning through the night. Some of us assembled in the Perambalur Taluk office by midnight. We were all waiting with the radio turned on to listen to Nehru declare our independence. When Nehru hoisted the flag in Delhi, great tumult broke out. People were shouting, ‘we are free, we are free.’ We went from village to village, hoisting the national flag.”

“That day people waited for hours to hoist the national flag."

Wrinkled but steadfast, his quaint eyes that hold the wisdom of a Century, await the coming of yet another Independence Day. And we salute him on this occasion tomorrow!

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby Vishal VT » 15 Aug 2010 17:41

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL MY FELLOW INDIANS

Hope we shall grow from strength to strength as a nation rising above narrow linguistic, religious, ideological and class distinctions and realize that we are Indians first .

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby shiv » 15 Aug 2010 20:09

8-30 PM IST

A big thank you to our internal and external security agencies and forces for ensuring a safe and peaceful Independence day.

It's been a holiday and a day of celebration and outings for everyone, but for the police - it's been a hectic day. May they be blessed by release from cycles of birth and death.

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby PratikDas » 15 Aug 2010 20:14

shiv wrote:It's been a holiday and a day of celebration and outings for everyone, but for the police - it's been a hectic day. May they be blessed by release from cycles of birth and death.

Great point, and very well said. :)

Happy Independence Day, brothers and sisters of India.

May the Chinkopaks be allergic to Indian soil.
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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby Asit P » 15 Aug 2010 20:21

A very happy independence day to all. Vande Mataram.

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby Craig Alpert » 15 Aug 2010 20:40

100 mein se 99 beimaan, phir bhi mera bharat mahan!!
Happy Independence Day India, please keep all the servicemen/women in your thoughts and prayers for their strong courage, valor, and ultimate sacrifice...
Carpe Diem Young India!

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby biswas » 15 Aug 2010 20:53

‎'At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom'

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Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Postby ShauryaT » 15 Aug 2010 20:59

Happy Independence to All.

The midnight speech brings on memories, both happy and sad.

Also, thank you to the poster for providing the translation from Sri Aurobindo of Vande Mataram. I just read it to my kids.


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