The 60th Indian Republic Day was celebrated on 26th January 2009. I made a commemorative wallpaper for the event. I wished to post it earlier however work put me off until now. The text from the wallpaper is transcribed below for you to read.
*** MUNKY’s NOTICE ***
Years come and go but India moves on. Once the Golden Bird of the East, we are again a burgeoning power to be reckoned with. And as fortune comes our way, we must make changes that mark the age of true freedom in our society. We may have been freed in 1947, however countless forces have worked to damage the very basis of our strength – diversity.
There is little hope if we succumb to what others say. We must follow ourselves and make our country a home to all its inhabitants. The journey will be hard and we shall be tested. Lets hold steadfast and cause change that proves to ourselves that we have the power to turn adversity on its head.
Drop these time rotting distinctions in our social structure and instead imbibe the feelings of openness and bravery. We are a strong country and our actions are considerate of others. Bravery must manifest not only on the battlefields but in our personal lives too. We have many elements to face and must be strong.
Above all, we must remember that we are supported by ideologies and sacrifices of countless before us who laid their lives to realize the dream of India – a nation where many with no might shall live to collectively might the world.
*** THE END ***
The wallpaper is available for download at devianART. Follow the link.
Also I’m looking for the video of ‘The Beating Retreat’ held after the Republic Day parade. The video will be of the marching that concludes the ceremonies of the Republic Day. If anybody knows where I can secure a copy, drop me a line in the comments.