August 15, 2022 marks 75 years of India’s independence. Celebrating this, we have with us, Evangeline Pearl J from United Way India, who has penned down her thoughts on the same.
Evangeline Pearl J
United Way Chennai
If widows are alive today,
It’s because Gandhi fought for them that day.
If we’re free to express what we feel today,
It’s because Ambedkar fought for us that day.
If we’re free to study what we want today,
It’s because Nehru fought for us that day.
If we’re free to follow our religion today,
It’s because Subash Chandra Bose fought for us that day.
We owe our independence to the numerous leaders,
Who nearly gave up their lives to make India what it is today.
As we remember their sacrifices today,
Let’s fight for our children to have a better world someday.
We, the Prajnya Team, would also love to have you send us a small text or art project or voice recording or video, telling us what you cherish about India, what your dream for the country is, and what makes you optimistic about India as we inch closer to celebrating 75 years of India’s independence. You can email or share your contribution with us via Google Drive at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or via Whatsapp at +91 97908 10351. We look forward to hearing from you!