New Delhi: India is celebrating its 72nd Independence Day on August 15. On August 15, 1947, the country got its freedom from the British rule after a long and hard-fought battle.
As we remember the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters and salute them, here are some quotes that you can share with your family and friends on Independence Day:
"Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom." - Jawaharlal Nehru on August 14, 1947
"Peace begins with a smile." - Attributed to Mother Teresa
"We must think and act like a nation of a billion people, and not like that of a million people. Dream, dream, dream! Conduct these dreams into thought, and then transform them into action." - APJ Abdul Kalam in 1998
"Arise! Awake! And stop not until the goal is reached." - Attributed to Swami Vivekananda
"Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action-Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake." - Rabindranath Tagore in his poem Where The Mind Is Without Fear
"Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it." - Made famous by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, believed to have been coined by Joseph Baptista who was Lokmanya Tilak's legal advisor and his associate in the Home Rule Movement.
"Bombs and pistols do not make a revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting-stone of ideas." - Attributed to Bhagat Singh