Happy Birthday India

On the occasion of my country’s 61st birthday, I share with you some nice videos to celebrate the day.

# 1 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s famous speech

# The Partition and Politics

# A newsreel announcing independence of India and Pakistan

# India’s Struggle for Independence – 1

# India’s Struggle for Independence – 2

# And my favorite India’s National Song (Original). For lyrics and translation see here.

A very Happy Independence Day to all Indians.

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27 thoughts on “Happy Birthday India

  1. Jay Hind

    Great Collection Reema, loved it.
    Can you add National Anthem Video to this. Its amazing. (singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale and many more, Adlabs shows it before movies)

  2. Good collection πŸ™‚ I guess these videos must be shown to our present politicians..! Thoda tho akal aye ga!

    Anyways, Happy Independence Day to you as well πŸ™‚

  3. I’ve seen that news reel that announces the birth of India and Pakistan and it never ever fails to interest me. πŸ™‚ I love history and love watching old videos that transport us back to olden days. After watching these videos, I feel that the old India was better than the new India in many ways…maybe it had something to do with the newly gained Independence.

    Great blog btw! πŸ™‚ I need to be a regular here. And thank you for having me on your blogroll.

  4. Happy Independence Day to all !!!!

    BTW : It was pointed in “Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi” that in his speech Pt. Nehru made an error : He delivered the speech at midnight in India and he said that when the world is sleeping, we gain Independence. Well… half the world was awake at that time.
    Just a thought πŸ™‚

  5. Lovely collection of videos! I remember that “Tryst with destiny” speech so well, and those particular lines especially. I would give the I-Day speech in school and quote those lines πŸ™‚

  6. @EH Welcome!

    @Suda Jai Hind! Welcome. No I dont want to risk any reader not standing up while listening to the Anthem.

    @Dinesh Thanks and same to u.

    @Vikram welcome to my blog. Like many Indians have two birthdays, one real and one on certificate India also has 2 birthdays πŸ˜€ There would have been no Republic Day if there wasnt any Independence Day. Keep visiting!

    @Vishesh Jai Hind. My pleasure!

  7. @Dinu,Nomad Thanks!

    @Joel Thanks. I think our politicians are beyond repair now.

    @Harsha πŸ™‚

    @Ruhi Welcome to my blog. History was one of my favorite subject in school though most people find it boring. Yes I think we have got used to freedom and take it for granted. Thanks!! I would love to have u read my posts.

    @Deeps Jai Hind πŸ™‚

    @Manasa Thanks

  8. @Amit,Dev The pleasure is entirely mine. πŸ™‚

    @Nita Thanks!

    @Adarsh Hmmm its a point but we should look into the meaning of words in the speech and not dissect them. πŸ™‚

    @Lekhni Did u use to give speech in school from student side??

    @Pavan Bharat Mataa ki Jai!!

  9. Happy Independence Day, Reems…and all of yu!!
    Lovely collection πŸ™‚ Thanks…was a good feeling to watch it all!

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