Dear Colleagues, My best wishes on the 69th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. There are probably few people here who awoke at midnight on August 15, 1947 to hear India's rendezvous with destiny. We were born in an independent country, so we presumably have a limited understanding of what it means to be ruled by a foreign force. However many years ago, the British government granted Indians their own government and culture. This is something that many Indians today take for granted, but only because prior to 1947, they were never allowed to forget they were subjects of a foreign power.
Like most countries, the United States has its own history of independence days. July 4, 1776 is when America declared its independence from Great Britain. But as you know, our national holiday doesn't mark the end of the story; it marks the beginning of a new story - the story of the United States.
The Fourth of July is one of the biggest holidays in the United States, but it's not actually a federal holiday. It's a day when families and friends gather together to celebrate our nation's birth and enjoy food, fireworks, and lots of great music. It's a chance for us to reflect on our past achievements and look forward to the future promise of this land.
In writing your own Independence Day speech, it's important to remember that this day is more about hope than it is about despair. The summer of 1776 was a time of hope for Americans living under British rule.
May the pride of independence always remain with you. Happy Fourth of July! You should be proud to be an Indian. Let us celebrate the glory of being a free Indian and defend Indian pride and honor. — President Barack Obama
Independence Day is a national holiday in the United States, which marks the Declaration of Independence and the adoption of the Constitution. The holiday is also known as "Fourth of July" because it falls on the fourth day of July each year.
It is customary to send flowers on this day. There are many varieties of flowers that can be sent - roses are the most popular choice. Other options include lilies, carnations, daisies, alstroemeria, chrysanthemums and sunflowers. Summer bulbs such as tulips and hyacinths are also available in grocery stores and flower shops. They make beautiful additions to your yard or park when planted now before the summer heat arrives.
You can also buy vases and bowls of different sizes to display your flowers in. Then write a short message explaining why you are sending these flowers. This will make the moment more special for the recipient.
Flowers may seem like a simple gift but they can be useful too. For example, if you know someone who is a cancer patient, then sending flowers may bring some comfort.
Independence Day commemorates the end of British rule in 1947 and the birth of a free and independent India. It also commemorates the subcontinent's split into two countries, India and Pakistan, which happened at midnight on August 14–15, 1947. The holiday is celebrated on July 4 throughout India and Pakistan, as well as in many other countries with large Indian and Pakistani communities.
It is a public holiday in India and Pakistan. In the United States, it is a federal holiday observed by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It is also known as Bastille Day and celebrates the anniversary of the French Revolution. In France, it is called La Fête Nationale and is observed on July 14.
India became independent on August 15, 1947, at 12:00 am. But since the two countries were still engaged in war, their borders remained uncertain until this issue was resolved through negotiation. The treaty that ended the war and established the border between India and Pakistan was signed on September 3, 1949. However, the treaty did not become effective until both countries adopted it via legislation called The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). The IWT regulates the flow of water over the Indo-Pakistani border and was negotiated by then prime ministers of India and Pakistan Jawaharlal Nehru and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, respectively.