"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. It is fitting that at this solemn moment, we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity "
Did you know how India's flag looked like before Independence? Frankly I did not know till I found this in the Wikipedia !
|Flag of British India - 1858-1947|
|The Indian Flag of Independent India|
The Indian Flag is a horizontal rectangular tri-color flag sporting tri-colors of Saffron(top), white(middle) and Green(bottom). In the center of the white is a navy blue wheel having 24 spokes. The Flag by law is made of Khadi,a special handspun cloth of cotton or silk,made popular by Mahatma Gandhi. The Saffron color represents Courage and Sacrifice,the White stands for Truth and Purity and the Green for Peace and Prosperity. The Asoka Chakra(24 spoked wheel) represents Dharma or Righteousness.
|A recent photograph of a kid celebrating Independence day :) (Picture from Wikipedia)|
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