August 15, 2013 by Abhay
Google celebrates 67 years of Indian Independence by setting the Indian Flag’s tricolor in a beautiful ribbon as it’s doodle. The saffron color represents courage and sacrifice; white represents truth, peace and purity; green represesmts prosperity; and the Ashoka Chakra represents the Laws of Dharma.
Google doodles have been modified numerous times either to show respect for someone, denote special days or to wish the eminent scholars. Google has been celebrating India’s Independence Day right from year 2003 when these dedicated doodles became popular.
Several other occasions like India’s Republic Day, Holi, Deepawali, World Cup were also honored by this giant search engine.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru delivered this famous ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech to the Indian Constituent Assembly in The Parliament on the eve of India’s Independence
Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. 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.
It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.
At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength. We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again..
Proud to be a part of this Independent nation!