70th I-day: Google doodle celebrates India's tryst with destiny

As India celebrates its 70th year of Independence, Google today dedicated a doodle to the historic \"Tryst with Destiny\" speech of the country\'s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Published: 15th August 2016 11:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2016 11:22 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: As India celebrates its 70th year of Independence, Google today dedicated a doodle to the historic "Tryst with Destiny" speech of the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.                

Nehru had delivered the historic speech in Parliament House before the Indian Constituent Assembly.                

"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 midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom," he had said in the speech.    

The doodle has 1947 written at the bottom of Parliament House to mark the year of India's Independence.      

India shares its Independence Day with South Korea, marking the end of Japanese colonial rule in 1945 — for which Google has dedicated yet another doodle.

Last year on Independence day, Google had portrayed Gandhi's Dandi March on its doodle.      

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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