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    Lehar Guest

    Default Happy Independence Day India & Pakistan!!!



    Every year, 15th of August is celebrated as Independence Day of India. This day is observed as a national holiday in India to show respect for all the freedom fighters who gave their lives by shedding their blood to make India independent by fighting with the British. The day commemorate political independence from of the nation from the British rule on 15th August 1947 and that independence is celebrated every year, although in a much more subdued form than on Republic Day. The Independence Day of India is much more than commemorating the anniversary of India’s free statehood. It is a moment of celebration, a day to pay tribute to the martyrs because of whose struggle and sacrifice we are breathing an air of freedom. “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,” said Jawaharlal Nehru about this, one of the most important days in the history of the Indian nation. Independence Day is acknowledged as a national holiday in India. This year, India will celebrate its 67th Independence Day.

    The separate states of India and Pakistan were created at midnight on August 15, 1947. Yet while India celebrates that day as its independence day, Pakistan celebrates its independence day a day before. Why it is so?

    Reason 1: Pakistan's first independence day was also celebrated on August 15 but later on it was advanced to August 14. One of the reasons is that British Viceroy Lord Mountbatten, who had chosen August 15 to commemorate the surrender of Japan to the Allies Power marking the end of World War II in 1945, sought to transfer power to Pakistan on August 14 so that he could be present in New Delhi to observe India's maiden independence day celebrations.

    Reason 2: Also in 1948, Pakistan decided to celebrate its Independence Day on August 14 because 27 Ramadan, an auspicious date of the Islamic lunar calendar, coincided with it. Hence the Pakistanis decided to celebrate their Independence Day a day before the actual date. But otherwise, August 15 is the actual Independence Day for both India and Pakistan (Even South Korea observes its Liberation Day on August 15). The Indian Independence Act of 1947 clearly said: "As from the fifteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, two independent Dominions shall be set up in India, to be known respectively as India and Pakistan."Even Pakistan's founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah had declared August 15 as the birthday of the independent and sovereign state of Pakistan. The first commemorative postage stamps of Pakistan which were released in July 1948 also mentioned 15 August 1947 as its Independence Day..

    Vande Mataram!
    Sujalam suphalam, malayaja shitalam,
    Shasyashyamalam, Mataram!
    Shubhrajyotsna pulakitayaminim,
    Phullakusumita drumadala shobhinim,
    Suhasinim, sumadhura bhashinim,
    Sukhadam, varadam, Mataram!

    Saptakotikantha kalakala ninada karale
    Dvisaptakoti bhujair dhrita-khara karavale
    Abala kena ma eta bale
    Bahubala dharinim, namami tarinim,
    Ripudalavarinim Mataram!

    Tumi vidya, tumi dharma,
    Tumi hridi, tumi marma,
    Tvam hi pranah sharire!

    Bahute tumi ma shakti,
    Hridaye tumi ma bhakti,
    Tomarayipratima gari mandire mandire!

    Tvam hi Durga dashapraharana dharini,
    Kamala, Kamaladalaviharini,
    Vani, vidyadayini namami tvam,

    Namami Kamalam, amalam, atulam,
    Sujalam, suphalam, Mataram,
    Vande Mataram!

    Shyamalam, saralam, susmitam, bhushitam,
    Dharanim, bharanim, Mataram!

    सभी भारतीय भाइयो और बहनों को स्वतन्त्रता दिवस की शुभकामनाए!!!

    Last edited by Lehar; 08-15-2013 at 11:38 PM.

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