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.

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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