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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Happy Independence Day - India!!!

My Wishes to fellow Indians on this memorable day....

I thought it would be apt to reproduce today, the following speech delivered by Lord McCauley on Feb 2, 1835, in British Parliament. There are 'n' no. of sites like this one, which are talking about this speech. Even though, I cannot vouch the authenticity of this, it really has a message!!

"I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such a wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber,that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage. Therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem,their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation".

We should be proud about an observation of this sort (initial few lines), by a foreigner. It is a pity that today we are lagging behind in several quarters. Hope to get back that glory as soon as possible, atleast before we reach this day in 2035 (2 centuries away from the day of the speech). Trust, we will be able to achieve it.

Note: SUN TV is doing its part for the Independence Day, by telecasting some patriotic songs in the early morning (before most of our young generation wake up!!). After that, the usual cine riots. Enjoy the holiday, friends...

If you missed to read the next post earlier, enjoy the same now.....
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Blogger Raju said...

Happy Independence Day to u, Ram..
Sad that it fell on a Monday.. so no get-togethers .. :-(

Sunday, August 14, 2005 4:40:00 PM  
Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

independence day has lost it relevance!

Sunday, August 14, 2005 6:24:00 PM  
Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

no one actually treats it anything much more than a national holicay, tvilla pudhu padam poduvangal! thats all, just like any other holiday, deepavali, pongal etc

Sunday, August 14, 2005 6:25:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

GP.. thanks. here too... I feel the vaccum, since there is no holiday.

Vatsan.. That's what I tried to highlight in this post.

Sunday, August 14, 2005 6:37:00 PM  
Blogger tt_giant said...

Nice speech man. Hope this marks the birth of a new era.

Jai Hind.

Sunday, August 14, 2005 6:58:00 PM  
Blogger keerthi said...

Independence Day Wishes to you Ram.C
wish the "I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such a wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber" becomes true

Sunday, August 14, 2005 8:51:00 PM  
Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

wat irritates me more is the happy indenendence day msgs, ide enna deepavalia illa new year? its a much more solemn occassion. i saw ur earlier post also

Sunday, August 14, 2005 8:59:00 PM  
Blogger Vidya said...

i agree with what Vatsa says about those Happy Independence day msg's, but there mite be a time when one sends out those msg's because one really means it. Independence day cannot lose it's essence and charm but somewhere down the years it has been diluted...

Sunday, August 14, 2005 9:20:00 PM  
Blogger Vidya said...

nice posts i have added u to my blog. Cheers :-)

Sunday, August 14, 2005 9:24:00 PM  
Blogger Aatma said...

Happy independence day Ram

I don't know what vatsan meant, but I believe it is a very happy event, it is equivalent to a Diwali or Christmas and people need to rejoice the day that our people won their hard earned independence.

Ram thanks for posting this speech.

Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:13:00 PM  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Let's Hope so Ram. Let's look forward to a bright future for India. Let's forget the Old Glory.! I mean let's not sit on it.!! Future is important.!

Happy Independence day.!

Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous sobee said...

A good message. Hope it will happen very soon.

Monday, August 15, 2005 12:24:00 AM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

Independence Day wishes to you Ram.

Monday, August 15, 2005 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger Adaengappa !! said...

Independence day greetings to you.

Monday, August 15, 2005 5:58:00 AM  
Blogger fieryblaster said...

great lines remembered on the right occassion. i am very much optimistic abt nation's future and sure that we will return to our glorious past soon. and expecting something patriotic from sun tv? we have given up that hope here.

Monday, August 15, 2005 8:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Ezhil Kumaran Kesavaraj said...

Hi Ram,

Happy Independence Day.

I am Kumaran,frm chennai who is a regular visior to ur blog.
I totally agree with u as Aug 15th is a day which passes of as another off-day except for one or two patriotic thoughts that races pasts our minds.

We need to seriously put our minds to it else this day will end up as just another day.

Vision 2020 calls for some serious thinking to be put into place

Monday, August 15, 2005 9:48:00 AM  
Blogger Thayirsaadham said...

Happy Independence day, Buddy.
I went to the Indian High Commission to witness the Flag hoisting :-)

Monday, August 15, 2005 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read an article about how Britain is having a taste of its own medicine. Now they are losing jobs to Indians and outsourcing. The writer had pointed that it is apt justice for Britain having looted india during its reign and Indians are slowly getting it back..


Monday, August 15, 2005 7:43:00 PM  
Blogger Pal said...

Happy Independence Day!!!

I am not in favour of articles in magazines and newspaper which polarises people, like the one mentioned in the britain daily about outsourcing and stuff. Since this sort of stuff would only create a negative feeling among the group which is losing and does not make them think. That's my view of life.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 3:32:00 AM  
Blogger Angelsera said...

I think we have already started making a good come back.I support ur notion completely that hopefully by 2035, we can be back to where we started in terms of our self esteem and not see a single thief or beggar,reattain the high moral standards we used to live by and once again bring our nation to her full glory

Thursday, August 18, 2005 6:24:00 PM  

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