70 Years: Indian Independence Day 2017

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It’s seventy years since the clock struck midnight on 15 August 1947. The Indian Independence Act 1947 came into being, ending nearly 200 years of British Rule. Documents from the transfer of power can be viewed here.

From tomorrow, we shall be delivered from the bondage of the British rule. But from midnight today, India will be partitioned too. While, therefore, tomorrow will be a day of rejoicing, it will be a day of sorrow as well. It will throw a heavy burden of responsibility upon us. Let us pray to God that He may give us strength to bear it worthily.

Mahatma Ghandi

Footage of the 1947 celebrations:

 

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Some links of interest:


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