The color of freedom, power and honor, the pride of India, my country, my land, my India.
I'd like to wish all my fellow and dear Indian friends and readers a very Happy Independence Day.
Today beautiful India celebrates 60 years of Independence from the British Rule. You'll find a wonderful and detailed explanation of the Independence over at Wikipedia.
I'd like to also present you with the translation of the Indian National Anthem.
Thou are the ruler of the minds of all people, dispenser of India's destiny.
The name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind, Gujurat and Maratha. Of the Dravid and Orissa and Bengal.
It Echoes in the hills of Vindhyas and Himalayas, mingles in the music of Yamuna and Ganga and is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for your blessing and sing thy praise. The salvation of all people is thy hand, thou dispenser of India's destiny. Victory, Victory, Victory to thee.
The Jana Gana Mana was composed by Shri Rabindranath Tagore and first sung at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress on December 27th, 1911. It was adopted as the National Anthem of India on 24th January, 1950 by the Constituent Assembly. The first stanza (out of five stanzas) of the song forms the National Anthem.
I'd also like to share a couple of photos I found especially creative on Flickr today. As I have mailed each person to request permission to reproduce them here, I will be updating this as I get their permission. So, make sure you come back!
In the spirit of the Independence Day here they are:
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