Thursday, 15 August 2013


Today, August 15, India celebrates 67 years of Independence from British rule.  Though not bloodless this freedom was won by a revolution of nonviolence and peaceful resistance under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi.  I am so proud of India.  May she continue to prosper and grow.

Gandhi at the spinning wheel, Sabarmati Ashram, 1925
Charkha (spinning wheel) became the symbol of National Unity

Started for Dandi from Ahmedabad at 6.30 A.M. on foot 
with 78 followers for the historic Salt March, March 12, 1930

With the Congress President Jawaharlal Nehru, Lucknow, 1936

Gandhi went on fast as ruler of Rajkot did not keep promise given to people, Rajkot,
March 1939

Gandhi and Nehru leaving Segaon to attend 
the Working Committee meeting at Wardha, September 1939

Gandhi and Nehru at the mass spinning during the National Week, Delhi, April 1946

India celebrates Independence August 15, 1947

Jawaharlal Nehru, India's First Prime Minister August, 1947