Saturday 15 August 2015

Happy Independence Day

India got its independence on this day (15 August 1947). I wish all my readers a Happy Independence Day.

March of Freedom

However, the independence of 1947 was only from one tyrant. India is still shackled by several others. May we all get freedom from all the other shackles (you know what I am talking about) and be truly independent.

The above photo is a statue called Gyarah Murti or Eleven Statues made by the well-known sculptor Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhary depicting the famous Dandi March (or the Salt Movement) led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1931. It shows Gandhi leading ten others on the Dandi March. It is located on the Wellingdon Crescent or what is now known as Mother Teresa Crescent road in Delhi. It is visible while going from the Airport on the Sardar Patel Marg. Those of you who have not visited Delhi may still be familiar with this statue as it is also printed on the 500 rupee currency.

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