Saturday, September 19, 2009

First Independence Day Of India

First Independence Day Of India

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru being sworn in as Prime Minister of Independent India by Lord Mountbatten

At the stroke of midnight on August 14, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru's 'Tryst with Destiny' speech

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's famous speech which is titled as Tyrst with Destiny:
At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance..... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.

India's first Governor General Lord Mountbatten and Lady Edwina on their way to flag hoisting ceremony

Troops are seen presenting arms as Lord Mountbatten and Lady Edwina drive in to the Constitution Hall(now Parliament House)

People gathered to celebrate India's First Independence Day around Raisina Hills, New Delhi

Crowds along the Red Fort where Nehru addresses independent India for the first time and hoists the national flag

Lord Mountbatten, Lady Edwina Along with India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru during Independence celebrations

Eleven days before returning independence to India, Lord Mountbatten works with his advisors to divide India peaceably

British Flag replaced by Indian Flag on Aug 15th, 1947

India flag being hoisted in Red Fort


  1. Hi friend this is Bhuvan Ningania, friend as u mentioned your hobbies are surfing the net for intresting old pics & chatting. I wanna tell u dat I also enjoy these both things & I really liked your blog..good work.. & 1 thing I must tell u dat I enjoyed going through Independence collection.
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  2. oh thats nice to hear friend...
    all credits goes to rita... since i just added the pic... rita wrote the comment below the pic , i hope that makes u to enjoy this post more...

  3. oh,,,,,,,,it was very very hard