Saturday, August 13, 2011

Independence Day - Spotlight: National Portal of India

Independence Day - Spotlight: National Portal of India: "

"A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance."

August 15th is a day of celebration, a day when we rejoice in our freedom and pay homage to those who laid down their lives winning it for us. A festival every Indian holds dearest to his heart, Independence Day commemorates the arduous journey that was undertaken by millions of brave Indians to break away from the shackles of colonial rule.


THE ROAD TO FREEDOM

The Indian Independence Struggle had many chapters - from the Revolt of 1857 to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, from the Non-Cooperation Movement to the Salt Satyagraha - and many more. India went through a long and tough journey that included numerous national and regional drives, with the two main weapons used being Truth and Non-Violence.