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Mountbatten arrives at Delhi airport; received by Nehru and Liaquat Ali. March 25, 1947.

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1 Mountbatten arrives at Delhi airport; received by Nehru and Liaquat Ali. March 25, 1947

2 Aug. 15, 1947: Mountbatten swears Nehru in as Prime Minister of India

3 TRAIN TO PAKISTAN ; India Trains packed with refugees - Hindus and Sikhs headed for India, and Muslims headed for Pakistan - were convenient targets for gangs of killers on both sides of the border. Inadequately protected ‘Refugee Specials’ were typically stopped, and the occupants butchered, several times in the course of the journey.

4 The dead - Punjab, 1947

5 Ghandhiji Addressing people

6 1948: The news of Gandhi’s assassination hits the streets. A stunned crowd gathers in Calcutta. 1948: The news of Gandhi’s assassination hits the streets. A stunned crowd gathers in Calcutta.

7 A Library being divided at the time of partition. Heart trembles to see this sight and it is tough to imagine the state of the nation at the moment when people needed to hold hands.

8 Freedom is not a Right but a Feeling! Let’s be proud to feel the Freedom! Let’s say loud we are INDIANS!!! Let all of us get to-gather & Let’s Celebrate Our Freedom! It is our duty to preserve this Freedom! Carry this forward to the future! We did, We do, We will do!!! Set the celebration on Air, Share your Joy, You’re Free to do it, Send this to every Indian, to say Vande Mataram! Jai Hind

9 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2010


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