Independence Day Message 15 August 2009

15th August 2009 - HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!

"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will 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.... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again."

- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Speech on Indian Independence Day, 1947).

President Patil’s address on eve of India’s 63rd Independence Day

Following is the text of the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil’s address to the Nation by on the eve of the 63rd Independence Day:

“My Fellow Citizens,

Tomorrow, we celebrate our 63rd Independence Day. On its eve, I extend my warmest greetings to all of you in India and the world over. I would like to convey a special word of gratitude to the brave personnel of the Armed Forces and the Para-military forces who guard our frontiers. I also extend my greetings to the Central and State level police as well as our internal security forces. Read More

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India has a rich cultural heritage and is the world's largest democracy. The citizens, when committed, have the potential to take the country to even greater heights than the founders of this Nation ever imagined. As the tri-colour flutters in the sky, let each citizen promise to work hard to bring glory to the country and reach the goal of making India a great nation that stands for human values.

'Jai Hind'