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The Nation Sixty Years On

On 15 August 2007, India celebrated its sixtieth independence day.

Today India is the largest democracy and has crossed many mile stones that all Indians can be proud of.

  • Thirteen general elections have been held since Independence
  • Hundreds of state and local elections have also been held in the past 60 years
  • Freedom of speech is enjoyed by every Indian
  • India can be proud of an independent judiciary that functions without any prejudice
  • People of different languages and different faiths are united under a common flag
  • Deep divisions still persist in spite of the tremendous progress India has made on all fronts. The Dalits are still discriminated against and sometimes face violence. They are not allowed access to water sources, temples, parks and other public places. In spite of the secular ideals of the Constitution, we sometimes witness clashes between different religious groups in many states. The divide between the rich and the poor is as wide today as it was 60 years ago. Though many have benefited from the economic growth, those below the poverty line have remained there. Education is still a distant dream to a few.


    In spite of these set backs India has progressed in all fields making every Indian proud of his mother land.


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