Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall 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.
India, the world’s largest democracy, at the stroke of midnight hour today turns 67. A billion-plus nation, majority of them young, is constantly surprising the world and strengthening its growing military and economic clout.
A claimant to the permanent membership of United Nations Security Council, India has remained steadfast to the principles of democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Once perceived as a land of snake charmers and jewel encrusted maharajas, it is now the software capital of the world, the top Asian destination for investment and as OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) put it recently “India has probably recently surpassed Japan to be the third largest global economy.”
This Independence Day (August 15), let us go down the memory lane and have a look at the glorious events post independence that made every Indian proud and every global citizen take note of this country.
If you feel the presentation has missed any milestone, let us know by mentioning the same in the comments below. After all, the milestones Indians achieved are just too many! Wishing every Indian a
Happy Independence Day!!!