"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
On August 15, 1947, India achieved independence from British oppression. The day holds national pride and honour in the heart of every Indian citizen living in India and abroad. This day is the culmination of the efforts of the thousands of freedom fighters who fought for decades so that we would enjoy the fruits of their labour.
WIRC Reference Manual 2022-23