The midnight of august 15, 1947 is memorable for every Indian on earth, as it is the time, when India gained independence from the strangle hold of the mighty British. The other wise suppressed three-colored flag of India was given its due respect, when it was hoisted in the mid night 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 held on that day. Our first Prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru spoke to the nation and asked us all one important question on the very first day we become a free country: ‘Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future’. Under the leader ship of Mahatma Gandhi and other important great Indian people continued fight against British Imperialism. It is this momentous event that we celebrate on the 15th August every year as Independence Day. It is high time the people woke up and chose better leaders who are true patriots who will serve the country effectively and selflessly.
By Ambili Omanakuttan