15th August,2007. Happy 60th Birthday India!!
I've not been really good at remembering the names of the freedom fighters, the historic dates, the pacts signed, the deals sealed.
Felt like taking a stroll down memory lane... back when I was in school. I didn't realise I would miss celebrating this day until I passed out school. The early mornings...dressed in crisp white uniforms... glad for not carrying any bulky school bags.. on the way could see autos decorated in garlands... all crossroad circles decorated with lights...and when we entered the school campus...those patriotic songs blaring from the big big speakers... the stage all ready for the function... we assembled according to our classes...the Principal greeting us..the Father's Prayer....and then the drill began...standing in attention...the Sister Principal hoisting the flag...the national anthem...then the small skit...more patriotic songs...the chocolates... smiling faces!!
Here's to all those who made it possible for us to see Independent India... here's to all those who fought till their last breath...here's to all those who got our country back...here's to all of us...here's to each Indian.