Saturday, 26 January 2008

We the People

Today India is celebrating its 59th Republic day.It is a national holiday.
On this day our country 's constitution came into force and we became a sovereign state. It is marked with parades and various functions .Prestigious military and civilian awards are given to distinguished people.A very impressive parade takes place in New Delhi attended by diplomats and foreign dignitaries and common people. This year 's chief guest is the French President.
We like to watch the Parade live in TV but as usual we were denied our basic constitutional right to do so because of the daily power cut.Sigh...
So we listened to the commentary on the radio like in the pre-TV days and tried to use our imagination (which is a good mental exercise)
I have posted a YouTube video. Its a lovely song with spectacular Indian images.



Here is another video showing the emerging modern, progressive India

15 Fertilize my soul:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Amrita,
I would like to greet you and all my wonderful Indian friends a Happy National Day for India. Long live the great Republic of India. Wow, you have such a beautiful garden here Amrita. It is truly Yesu's garden. I love your blog. It's so wonderful. God bless you and your family always.

K M F said...

Hi amrita,
happy repblic day

KOSTAS said...

Amrita
The freedom is from the important things for the persons and the populations of states. It should him we honour and him we teach in newest. Do not forget the sacrifices of what gave their blood in order to we live we today free. The constitution and the flag characterize each independent state. Very beautifully and the two video.

Kalyan said...

WoW...two really classic videos portraying the different moods of India...as for the power cut, I would say we are all in the same line, as it has become very regular here also... Thanks for sharing the lovely videos!

Amrita said...

Thankj you friends.I really liked the videos showing the differrent faces of india and the song to go with it.

The power cut is such a nuisance Kalyan.Have to center the morning around it. But its really bad in the summers.

Donetta said...

Wow these are so amazingly polar in attitude. The rich culture is so taken over by the big business. In the states culture is so assimilated that you do not even see much of it anymore. These are really interesting it provokes so many questions.

Sara said...

happy republic day to all of india and especially to you my sister.

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
congratulation with your National Day of Independence.
India is a a many colored country, so very interesting and so important in order to understand our own culture, since people migrating from and through India brought their ancient culture to countries in northern Europe.
We are truly linked together by history, culture and also because the world has become so small today, that when a butterfly moves in India it affects the whole world.
Good luck
From Felisol

Amrita said...

Yes Donetta, our country is a land of sharp and vivid contrasts.Equal oppurtunities for everybody seems a long way off,but they are coming.

Thank you Sara. Hope you had a good weekend.

Hi Felisol, you are so insightful in your comments.I am so interested in Norway and your unique traditions and way of life about which i know so little.I am glad to be learning from your bkog

Gudl said...

Very interesting videos. Thanks for showing them. I liked the music, too.

Praise and Coffee said...

Wow Amrita, that is so interesting.

Blessings,
Sue

nvittal said...

'Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera' - this song always makes me so emotional bringing back the memories of everything from my village, friends, uncle to parents. Oh well...!

Do you know the title song from the second video? Is it a movie or an album?

Aura said...

Love the song Amrita!! I guess its a song about your Mother India.
Thanks for sharing

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Amrita,
I did not know about this celebration, thanks for telling us, so I hope you and your people were having a happy day!

JoAnn

Amrita said...

Hi friends.
I love my country and just wanted to show you all its diversity.Its mind boggling at times. You can choose to see which part you want to see.

Yes Nagaraj that song moves me to tears.I asked my sis and family to watch it in canada, most probably they have not seen it.

I don 't know the second song. it sounds like sanskrit.

Yes JoAnn, its a national celebration, The day our constitution came into effect and we got a rights etc.Altho sometimes they are like smoke in the sky

Today we watched the beating of the retreat on TV. All the armed forces brass bands performing. Very impressive prog.