August 15 has a special place in the hearts of every Indian- for it was on that day in 1947 that India gained Independence. The memorable words of the Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru in his ” tryst with destiny ” speech are known only too well.
61 years later we have much to be proud of. In the early 50’s, India was clearly struggling to find her feet. Poverty was wide spread. 50 years later we saw a new India. There has been very significant economic progress. Literacy and longevity have increased.