On the eve of India’s 63rd Independence day, scores of entertainment channels displayed the list of shows and movies to be aired on 15th August 2009 to celebrate India’s independence from Britishers, which was won on 15th August 1947.
Entertainment for sure, but reflecting a little makes one wonder if an Indian today is aware of the value of freedom.
India sure has come a long way from 1947, given what it inherited from the British Raj, and Indians ought to be proud of it. From a Gold at the Olympics in hockey in 1948, the green & white revolution, India’s emergence as an IT powerhouse to the Chandrayaan mission, Metro rail projects, World Cup 20-20 champions, and Abhinav Bindra’s gold in Olympics in shooting, India sure has marched along in leaps in bounds.
We are progressing, but as a nation where the multitude is middle class, the development of the wave needs to be more uniform and sustainable.
Progress and sustainable development would become true when there is greater employment, better return for farmers toiling in different parts of the country at high credit, villages have roads, power, irrigation, and drinking water facilities, cities have better amenities, and greener energy resources and corruption levels are brought down in every possible area of work among the several other areas.
We at Wittysparks have come up with a timeline of videos of events from 1947 till date, which would make you make you not only feel nostalgic and proud but also make weep with a few sad instances. But at the end of it all, one thing is for sure, it would make every Indian proud of being an Indian!
15th August 1947- speech by Lord Mountbatten
India defeats Pakistan in the 1971 war
A New India August 15, 1947
Prakash Padukone wins All England Championship 1981
Rakesh Sharma’s space odyssey- 1982
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assassinated- 1984
Maruti 800 launched in India – 1984
Rajiv Gandhi assasination -1991
Viswanathan Anand, World Chess Champion – 1995
Operation Kargil, 1999
Sushmita Sen crowned Miss Universe, 2004
India win 20-20 world cup -2007
ISRO launches Chadrayaan-I- 2008