Google doodle celebrates India’s tryst with destiny on 70th Indian Independence Day in 2016

Today’s Google doodle depicts Jawaharlal Nehru’s historic speech in the Parliament House before the Indian Constituent Assembly from August 15, 1947.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2016 3:30 am
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As India celebrates its 70th year of independence, today’s Google doodle pays an homage to Jawaharlal Nehru’s historic speech in the Parliament House before the Indian Constituent Assembly.

For most Indians, the words of that iconic speech from August 15, 1947, are permanently etched in the mind: “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now that time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of today’s midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”

And awake it did. After almost a century of the Indian independence movement, this speech was the climax of hopes, aspirations, dreams, blood, sweat and countless lives.

Today, India shares its Independence Day with South Korea, marking the end of Japanese colonial rule in 1945 — for which Google team has created yet another doodle. Called Gwangbokjeol, the doodle depicts the historic Sungnyemun, the largest castle gate of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul.

Just a day before, on August 14, there was a special doodle to mark Pakistan’s Independence Day featuring various landmarks from the ancient ruins of Mohenjodaro, including the stately “Priest-King”, a clay bullock cart, and the bronze “Dancing Girl”.

Last year, Google had portrayed Gandhi’s Dandi March on its doodle for the Indian Independence Day. Previously, the Red Fort, various versions of the Indian flag and tricolour, Indian postage stamps and even the national bird, the peacock, have been incorporated in Google’s Independence Day doodles for India.

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  1. Kameng Dorjee
    Aug 15, 2016 at 2:14 pm
    To stani's commenting on this post and comparing India with their Islamic state!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan is a JOKE! Its the only "country" in Asia that enjoys the unique distinction of being America's "lap dog" and China's "top dog", it is a scavenger Islamic state that enjoys delight in destroying the peace and happiness of its neighbors ( Afghanistan and India ), it also flirts for handouts between Wahabi Sunni Saudi Arabia and Ayatollah Shia Iran! stan is a disgrace and its very unfortunate that it is our neighbor!
    1. Sarfaraz Abbasi
      Aug 14, 2016 at 8:09 pm
      So that's India's history lol - On stan's 14th August celebration, Google shared doodle of 5,000 years ancient Indus Valley Civilization's antique objects the "Priest and Dancing Girl" from Mohenjo-Daro (Larkana, Sindh, stan)