Sunday, August 16, 2009
Every Indian should be proud to be an Indian.
I love my country very very much, i am proud of its culture,its history and its unity in diversity.
I love the tricolour. I put up a small flag the previous day outside our main door. Waking up with the excitement of celebrating Independence Day is a moment of pride and glory.
Judi had to sing a patriotic song 'Yeh hai Vijay'for the cultural programme in school.
For the Roman Catholics it gives all the more reason to celebrate also being
"The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary".
Our Parish priest had made prior announcements requesting parishioners to wear traditional clothes. Both the Morning masses conducted aarti and also sang the hymn Rise India glorifying our country.
Our choir "Symphony" sang for the special Legionary Mass.
My favourite songs for the INDEPENDENCE DAY are
1 Yeh joh desh hai tera from the movie Swades
2 Vande Mataram! Sujalam, suphalam
3 Maa Tujhe Salaam…. Vande Mataram
4 Bharat humko jaan se pyara hai..movie Roja.. its indeed a long list.
Jai Ho, Mera desh bahut hi Pyaara hai.
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action-- Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.
We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made! Albert Einstein
India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only! Mark Twain
If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India. Max Mueller, German scholar
NB:Celebrations were on a low key though because of swine flu.