Thursday, August 12, 2010

Independence Day speech

In 1947, at the stroke of midnight, when the world was asleep, India saw a new daylight. It was a day when the British were shown the exit gate. And we experienced a feeling of new found joy. The word freedom had developed a new meaning altogether since then. Its value is cherished even after 63 years and will continue to be in the following eras to come.

It took many wars and lives to achieve this magical moment. National leaders like Mahatma Gandhi held several marches and brave soldiers fought hard to strive for this day. So what does freedom mean to all of us? It means the ability to love one and all equally without any bias. It means being free from evils like anger, hatred and violence which destroy humanity. It involves giving respect to our fellow citizens, country and most importantly our National Flag which stands proud for millions to see.

Today is that golden day in History where we pay a tribute to our National leaders and heroes who have attained this joyous moment. It is a day where we stand united just like the three colours on our flag bounded by the Chakra of integrity and compassion. Today is the day where we do not ridicule or fall prey to racism of any form. It is the day where we do not look at one another as a Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi or a Bengali, but as one proud Indian. Similarly we do not look at our country being divided into states by as one beautiful nation.

So what does Independence Day actually mean? It means recognizing our potential for growth and to emerge as a developed nation some day. To recognize and utilize our talents in a manner which will enable us to continue making our mark on the globe. Despite our numerous problems like the ever increasing traffic and the crowded streets, it is the feeling of pride with which we look at our country. Independence day my dear friends, is standing together as one united nation, holding our heads high and getting ready to salute our National Heroes.
Jai Hind!!



Blogger KParthasarathi said...

Nicely said,Sweta
But I can truly cherish and savour my freedom only if I am freed from all pervasive corruption,moral degradation in all avenues,rampant violence and where each one can raise to his or her full potential without being discriminated by his caste backward or forward/religion/gender.
To that day I wish to awaken

11:57 PM  
Blogger SG said...

Very eloquently said. Happy Independence Day to you.

7:04 AM  
Blogger A said...

Happy Independence day to you too :) Nice blog. I am following you now.

1:48 PM  
Blogger A New Beginning said...

A very Happy Independence Day to you to Swetha!!!Thanks for such a thought provoking post :)

7:55 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

@KP: True.Wish that day comes soon.

@SG:Thanks!!Wish you the same!!

@A:Thanks a lot! Its very encouraging. Will visit your blog too!!

@Sana: Thanks!! Wishing you the same!!

9:10 AM  

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