The Sen Times greets public servants on eve of 72nd Independence Day

Varanasi: On eve of 72th Independence Day, 2018, The Sen Times conveys its warm greetings and best wishes to all the officers and other public servants and the members of their families.

School student performed on the occasion of 69th anniversary of Independence in Jammu on 15 August 2015.

72 years ago, Partition came into effect, dividing British India into two new, independent countries: India and Pakistan.

At midnight on 14 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, gave a famous speech which hailed the country’s decades-long, non-violent campaign against British rule:

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.

Independence Day is a day of sacred remembrance as also a moment for introspection. This is a day when each one of us should re-dedicate ourselves for the important task of protecting the critical areas of national economy and infrastructure. So that nation can progress in a secure environment.

Except independence from British rule, we are still facing the other challenges in some way like corruption and terrorism. What is needed to overcome them is to unite and work with determination as an Indian nation.

Pioneers of our freedom movement belonged to various communities and religions. They had dogmatic differences but they placed the dream of independence from the British Empire first before everything else.

The independence we won was the result of a great struggle launched in unity disregard of petty differences. The Sen Times hopes that the patriotic feelings kindled by the independence celebrations held with a leaf from the examples set by those ancient pioneers would take us towards new hopes and targets.

Happy Independence Day, Jai Hind.