Your place is not only on the map but also in the heart
Freedom and power brings responsibility. That responsibility rests upon each one of us.
Before the birth of freedom we endured all the pain of labour, even divided with heavy hearts; that echoing memory of division. Some of those pains continue even now.
Nevertheless the past is over and it is the future that must be directed.
The future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we might fulfil the pledges we have so often taken and the one we shall take today, one more time.
The service of India, of Bharat means the service of the millions who suffer. It means not only ending poverty but ignorance, unawareness, diseases and above all, inequality of opportunities, understanding the importance of this ancient land, this oldest active and growing civilization.
And so we have to labour and to work and work hard to give reality to our dreams. Those dreams are for India, but they are also for the world, for all the nations and people, who are too closely knit together today for anyone of them to imagine that it can live apart.
Peace is said to be indivisible, so is freedom, so is prosperity, and so also is disaster in this one world that can no longer be split into isolated.
I believe if there is one beautiful and strong India, there will be an ever engaging and peaceful world.
Happy birthday Incredible India
Happy Independence Day