Independent India

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:

Tri Colors by artstander

Independent India by Paavani

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  1. Happy Independence Day, Meeta!!
    Lovely Post!!

  2. Hi Meeta!!
    Happy independence day!!!
    I never knew the hisory of our national anthem till now!!
    so ignorant of me!! but thank you for this wonderful post and u'r picture depicting the real spirit is a beauty!!

  3. Happy Independence Day! Thank you for the translation of the national anthem; it is beautiful and powerful.

  4. Lovely post. Thanks for sharing and happy Independence Day to you!

  5. Independence day Mubarak Ho, Meeta as we would have said back home :)

  6. Hi Meeta,
    Wish you a very happy 60th Independence Day!

  7. Wish you a very Happy Independence day!

  8. Happy Indenpendence day to you too Meeta, can't wait to see more pics

  9. Ladies, I thank you so very much. I am honored to be a part of the celebrations if not in person but in mind, heart, soul and virtually!!

  10. Hey, Hey,
    Happy Independent India.
    Lovely photos

  11. Happy Independence Meeta. These are beautiful pics. Will definitely check back for more.

  12. A very happy day for you Meeta. India is high on the list of countries I wish to visit, one day. We have so many Indian friends over here!

  13. Happy Independence Day Meeta.

    Beautiful pictures :-)

  14. Happy Independence Day Meeta! What gorgeous photos and a beautiful anthem :)

  15. Happy Independence Day! I love the pictures.

  16. vande maataram, Happy I-day Meeta... lovey pics

  17. Truly beutiful pics of tricolor...Vande Mataram and Happy Independence day!

  18. Once again thanks for all these lovely wishes. Much appreciated.

  19. Happy Independence Day! Indonesia independence day is August 17. We have the same month of celebrating them:)


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