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Best Answer - Chosen by Asker Good thought and I don't want to discourage you. You can use the following speech with minor modification, if required, and based on the audience you are going to address: Dear Friends (or any other salutation) We are proud to be Indians. Apart from our culture, civilisation, brotherly attitude towards all religions, casts and communities, the most important binding factor is our National Tricolour which symbolises all that our society stands for. Even after 60 years of independence we celebrate the day with utmost serenity and commitment because we know the struggle and sacrifices our fore-fathers did to gain independence for our mother India. There may be minor lacuna's and deficiencies but I have no doubt in my mind that but for their struggle and sacrifices, we would not have reached where we are today. According to me, the message of our tricolour is to use our freedom for building friendly neighbourhood, providing care and comfort to the needy, using the national resource for the upliftment of the down trodden and above all to hold the values of our country at the highest peak of global tower. Let us recommit ourselves to this objective. Jai Hind.

Jawaharlal Nehru, gave this following speech as India's first Prime Minister
to the Constituent Assembly in New Delhi at midnight on August 14, 1947. Though this speech is full of ideals and embellishments to inspire a nation, about to make a new beginning, it is historic and can be recognized as the first voice of Independent India. 'Awake to freedom' "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 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, then an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity. At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her successes and her failures. Through good

and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength. We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future? Freedom and power bring responsibility. That responsibility rests upon this assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. Before the birth of freedom we have endured all the pains of labour and our hearts are heavy with the memory of this sorrow. Some of those pains continue even now. Nevertheless, the past is over and it is the future that beckons to us now. That future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we might fulfill the pledges we have so often taken and the one we shall take today. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us but so long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over. And so we have to labor and to work, and work hard, to give reality to our dreams. Those dreams are for India, but they are also for the world, for all the nations and peoples are too closely knit together today for any one of them to imagines that it can live apart. Peace has been said to be indivisible, so is freedom, so is prosperity now, and so also is disaster in this one world that can no longer be split into

isolated fragments. To the people of India whose representatives we are, we make appeal to join us with faith and confidence in this great adventure. This is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill-will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell." -- Speech by Jawaharlal Nehru

The Constituent Assembly adopted the Indian national anthem from a song written and composed by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on January 24, 1950. Before this Vande Mataram written by Bankim Chandra Chattapadhya was the National Anthem of India. Later Constituent Assembly of India, ( Vol.XII, 24-1-1950) opined: "The composition consisting of words and music known as Janaganamana is the National Anthem of India, subject to such alterations as the Government may authorize as occasion arises, ..." Only the first of the five stanzas was designated as the anthem. The anthem goes: Jaana Maana Adhinayaka Jayehe Bharata vidhata; Punjaba Gujarata Maratha, Dravida Banga, Utkala Sindhu bhagya Christmas in July Ramadan Friendship Day Gaana

Vindhya, Himachala, Jamuna, Ganga, Ucchhala Jaladhitaranga; Taba Taba Gaye Jana jaya he Bharata vidhata. Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he, Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he! The English rendition of the song goes like this: Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people, Dispenser of India's bhagya Shubha Shubha taba jaya gana Naame Jaage Ashish Maage gaatha. mangala dayaka

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National Song of India "Vande Mataram", the National Song of India, eulogizes India as a Goddess and glorifies Indian patriotism in a beautiful manner. Originally designated as the Indian National Anthem, the song, rather its first paragraph, was later given the status of the Indian National Song. Penned originally in Sanskrit by Shri Bankimchandra Chattyopaddhay, the song was written in 1876 and quickly became an inspiration for the Indian freedom fighters following its appearance in the ace novelist's Bengali novel 'Anand Math' (published in 1882). With 15th August nearing once more, it's time again to go through the timeless verses of Vande Mataram and celebrate the occassion. Scroll down and read the lyrics of Vande Mataram in Sanskrit as well as its English rendering by Shri Aurobindo Ghosh, whose English translation of the song is generally considered to be the best. If you like our article on the National Song of India, please click here and refer this page to your friends and near ones. Share the spirit of freedom with everyone you know. Happy Independence Day!

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Designated as the National Song of India, "Vande Mataram" had three great minds working over it. It required the genius of Bankimchandra Chattyopaddhay to pen the beautiful verses of "Vande Mataram", the flair of Rabindranath Tagore to set it to a glorious tune and the skill of Shri Aurobindo Ghosh to render it in English with the essence of the song intact. Go over the Sanskrit lyrics of "Vande Mataram", as well as its English translation. Read the inspiring lines of the pathbreaking composition out of which India received the philosophy of new Nationalism. Sanskrit Version Vande Mataram! Sujalam suphalam, malayaja shitalam, Shasyashyamalam, Mataram! Shubhrajyotsna pulakitayaminim, Phullakusumita drumadala shobhinim, Suhasinim, sumadhura bhashinim,

Sukhadam, varadam, Mataram! Saptakotikantha kalakala ninada karale Dvisaptakoti bhujair dhrita-khara karavale Abala kena ma eta bale Bahubala dharinim, namami tarinim, Ripudalavarinim Mataram! Tumi vidya, tumi dharma, Tumi hridi, tumi marma, Tvam hi pranah sharire! Bahute tumi ma shakti, Hridaye tumi ma bhakti, Tomarayipratima gari mandire mandire! Tvam hi Durga dashapraharana dharini, Kamala, Kamaladalaviharini, Vani, vidyadayini namami tvam, Namami Kamalam, amalam, atulam, Sujalam, suphalam, Mataram, Vande Mataram! Shyamalam, saralam, susmitam, bhushitam, Dharanim, bharanim, Mataram!

- Shri Bankimchandra Chattyopadhay *** English Version

Mother, I bow to thee! Rich with thy hurrying streams, bright with orchard gleams, Cool with thy winds of delight, Dark fields waving Mother of might, Mother free. Glory of moonlight dreams, Over thy branches and lordly streams, Clad in thy blossoming trees, Mother, giver of ease Laughing low and sweet! Mother I kiss thy feet, Speaker sweet and low! Mother, to thee I bow. Who hath said thou art weak in thy lands When the sword flesh out in the seventy million hands And seventy million voices roar Thy dreadful name from shore to shore? With many strengths who art mighty and stored, To thee I call Mother and Lord! Though who savest, arise and save! To her I cry who ever her foeman drove Back from plain and Sea And shook herself free. Thou art wisdom, thou art law, Thou art heart, our soul, our breath Though art love divine, the awe In our hearts that conquers death. Thine the strength that nerves the arm, Thine the beauty, thine the charm.

Every image made divine In our temples is but thine. Thou art Durga, Lady and Queen, With her hands that strike and her swords of sheen, Thou art Lakshmi lotus-throned, And the Muse a hundred-toned, Pure and perfect without peer, Mother lend thine ear, Rich with thy hurrying streams, Bright with thy orchard gleems, Dark of hue O candid-fair In thy soul, with jewelled hair And thy glorious smile divine, Lovilest of all earthly lands, Showering wealth from well-stored hands! Mother, mother mine! Mother sweet, I bow to thee, Mother great and free! - Translation by Shree Aurobindo.

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The midnight of August 15, 1947 is memorable for every Indian on earth, as it is the time, when India gained independence from the stranglehold of the mighty British. The otherwise suppressed tri-colored flag of India was given its due respect, when it was hoisted in the midnight on the Independence Day. Since then, the red-letter day is celebrated with pomp and gaiety, across the length and breadth of India. Cultural programs and flag-hoisting ceremonies are the predominant affair of the day, while colorful kites fill the sky in the evening, to symbolize freedom. People

indulge themselves in remembering the heroes of the freedom struggle and pay homage to them. In all the schools and colleges across India, no academic work is done on Independence Day, but all the students and staff members would be present in their respective educational institutions, to celebrate the day. A sort of social gathering is arranged in the educations institutions, wherein cultural programs are organized. Flag hoisting ceremony takes place within their respective premises. As the flag is hoisted by the head of the institution (mostly the principal), students sing national anthem and pay respect to their flag and to uphold the sovereignty of the country. Students and teachers celebrate the day at their respective educational institutions, while others back home spend the day either by going for an outing or watching special programs on television. Majority of the people tune in to Doordarshan in the morning, to watch the live telecast of Prime Minister's speech at the Red Fort in Delhi, as it is the major highlight of the Independence Day of India. Prime Minister's speech and patriotic songs and documentaries showing excerpts from the freedom struggle are aired on the national channels, while the private television channels make it a point that their viewers are amused all through the day. Hence, they telecast cultural programs, movies related to independence, apart from the patriotic songs that regenerate the hidden patriotism in people. Shops across India are strictly directed to keep their shutters down on Independence Day, while you can still spot the groceries and small stores opening up late in the evening. All government offices remain closed on August 15. India Gate is the center of attraction and a nice place to hang out in the evening of Independence Day, as the structure is attractively illuminated.

The sky in filled with kites of various shapes and colors. As a whole, it can be said that Independence Day is a holiday much awaited by people in India, every year

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India gained independence after nearly 200 years of British rule on 15 August 1947 and Indian tricolor flag was unfurled by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on the ramparts the Red Fort of Delhi. This was preceded by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's famous speech titled Tryst with destiny: .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."

Indians celebrate on August 15 to commemorate its independence and its birth as a sovereign nation; day of a new

beginning of world's biggest democracy. The day is a national holiday in India and is celebrated all over the country, every nuke and corner, is through Flag hoisting, distribution of sweets in schools, flying kites, singing patriotic songs, entertainment and cultural programs, march past, speech, etc. The main celebration takes place in New Delhi, where the Prime Minister hoists the National Flag at the Red Fort and delivers speech, highlighting the achievements of his government during the past year, current major issues, future development plans and so on. Flying tri color kites and sending warm patriotic wishes, ecards, gifts to friends, and loved ones to wish them a great day, became very popular recently. Online Greeting Cards to your friends & loved ones available freely.

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