Tuesday, August 7, 2007

60th Anniversary of the Indian Independence coincides with the 135th birthday of Sri Aurobindo

60th Anniversary of the Indian Independence
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15th August 2007 will be the 60th Anniversary of the Indian Independence. It coincides with the 135th birthday of Aurobindo, as you may know.Aurobindo's message for the day of Independence 60 years ago on 15th August 1947 was broadcast through All India Radio. This was the message that was written for All India Radio by Sri Aurobindo, given below.
August 15th, 1947 is the birthday of free India. It marks for her the end of an old era, the beginning of a new age. But we can also make it by our life and acts as a free nation an important date in a new age opening for the whole world, for the political, social, cultural and spiritual future of humanity.
August 15th is my own birthday and it is naturally gratifying to me that it should have assumed this vast significance. I take this coincidence, not as a fortuitous accident, but as the sanction and seal of the Divine Force that guides my steps on the work with which I began life, the beginning of its full fruition. Indeed, on this day I can watch almost all the world movements which I hoped to see fulfilled in my lifetime, though then they looked like impracticable dreams arriving at fruition or on their way to achievement. In all these movements free India may well play a large part and take a leading position...15th, All, August, Aurobindo, day, Independence, India, Radio, Sri Aurobindo India Films Indian Photos Indian Songs

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