his August, she will be 60.
India, a land with an ancient civilisation but a fairly young nation, has seen a remarkable journey from its Independence from British rule on August 15, 1947 to the present.
From taking tentative steps towards fledgling nationhood, it has faced many crises, yet witnessed astonishing stories of enterprise -- in spite of its baffling complexities, it has proved a successful democracy.
India is unique and her people know that -- even if many a times they do not value it enough and realise how this great country shapes every one of us.
As India turns 60, it is time we honour her, get to know her better and celebrate her in the way she truly deserves.
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