That was “A great day”

14 Aug


“The Statesman” dated  15th Aug 1947, Friday, has been preserved in the museum of Cellular Jail, Port Blair, Andaman. I had an opportunity to visit the Cellular Jail in Oct 2009, and I found the newspaper kept for the visitors.  On the front page an advertisement of Tata Industries  attracted me and I tried to capture in my camera. The same is shown above. The newspaper has become brownish and must be brittle.   The content of the Ad.  may not be readable from the picture, the same is reproduced  under quote and unquote in bold letters, below  :

“In this great hour of India’s destiny we

offer our homage to those who fought

and suffered so that she may be free.

With freedom’s battle won, let us dedicate

Ourselves to the task of creating a happier

And fuller life for the people of India

And building a land in which, as the Poet

Has sung, “the mind is without fear and

The head is held high”. Then alone

Shall we be worthy of our great heritage.”

I have posted it here just not to highlight TATAs or TATA Industries, but for the content of the advertisement.  Dreams of the people of free India what was on that day, has not much changed.

On winning the battle of freedom, then the citizen of free India dreamt of a better India But today when we look at it, we find that the war is not yet over. Though India is developing country today but still it has to continue its “war” against hunger and poverty. The hunger and poverty today are mostly created one by the today’s narrow politics. The development yet to reach to the poor people of remote villages, who are the son of the soil of free India. How long this country will carry the Tag “Developing” ? In our life time, will it change to “Developed” one? God only knows.

Many miles to go (courtesy : Times of India, 14/8/10)


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7 responses to “That was “A great day”

  1. sourav

    23/08/2010 at 11:16 PM

    Yah politics is responsible for this and see again the salary of this corrupt people have been increased by three times to 50,000 Rs pm though they pay a yearly tax of 2300 Rs.

    Anyway Mr. Anil can my blog be placed in your blogroll section.


    • Anil m

      24/08/2010 at 8:34 PM

      Dear Sourav,
      Sure sure, why not! In fact I should have done it … anyway your Blog is included in my blog roll now.
      Thanks & Regards

  2. Sourav Sen

    24/08/2010 at 11:58 PM

    I am extremely thankful to you Mr. Anil or rather I can call you Anil Da too from now onwards. I don’t have words to say how happy I am to make a place in the blogroll section of a valuable blog like yours which I regularly visit. I also received your inspiring comment on my blog.

    Anyway thanks again a hundred times.

  3. Dibakar Sarkar

    27/08/2010 at 6:33 PM

    Fantastic post, dear!

    • Anil m

      28/08/2010 at 10:49 PM

      Thanks. Post will be liked by who love history or old memoirs and of course it is for the young generation.

  4. Andaman Tourism

    23/06/2011 at 2:56 PM

    I salute all our statesmen and soldiers who have laid down their lives for people like us whom they don’t even know. This is sacrifice.. A sacrifice they do for their country, our beloved India. Jai Hind.

  5. Anil

    18/11/2015 at 7:33 PM

    Reblogged this on My space.


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