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The Voice of India speaks out...

tv Updated: Aug 15, 2008 22:23 IST

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The contestants of Amul Star Voice Of India wish the nation on the occasion of the 61st Independence Day...

Ryan (Andhra Pradesh): “As a kid, Independence Day use to be fun. We used to go in our white PT uniform to schools. Our school was decorated with Indian flags everywhere. The singing of the National Anthem use to give me goose-bumps and that has not changed till date; it still gives me that feeling of pride, patriotism and the courage to proudly say that “I am an Indian”.

On the 61st anniversary of our Independence, I wish all the readers and viewers A very Happy Independence Day. My favorite song is Mere desh ki dharti, sona ugale”.

Zakir (Chattisgarh): I’m a very emotional person .Independence day and Republic day are special days to me. On this occasion, I always hear patriotic songs being played in every nook and corner of the country. But there are some very patriotic songs that one can hum throughout praising this country. My personal favorite patriotic song is Jahan daal daal par sone ki chidiya karti hai basera.

Mallar (Kolkata): In Kolkata, we celebrate Independence day every year with much fanfare and enthusiasm. I have always liked getting ready in the morning in white clothes and go for flag hoisting. It’s an amazing feeling when everybody sings Jana Gana Mana together. No other poetry or song brings that feeling of pride for the country. My favorite patriotic song is Vande Mataram by A R Rehman.

Rahul (Maharashtra): I am very patriotic person at heart and I always end up crying on hearing any patriotic song. Independence day is special to me and I like celebrating it as much as we celebrate Diwali or any other festival in India. According to me, if Diwali is a festival of light, Independence is a festival of celebrating pride. My favorite patriotic song is Phir bhi Dil hain Hindustani.

Ravi (Delhi): Happy Independence day to all the readers. This year on Independence we are going to perform for a huge crowd in Mumbai. It’s like a dream come true. We have seen legends performing some of the immortal songs based on patriotism and on our country; I am excited to be able to recite those numbers in front of a huge audience this Independence day.”

Ritisha (Bangalore): In the wake of recent shock and upheaval of life due to the bomb blasts in places like Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Surat, I pray that we come out as very alert and stronger citizens when it comes to social security. May god gives us the strength to cope up with this. On this Independence Day, I pray for peace and prosperity in the country. My favorite song is ‘Yeh Jo des Hain Mera'.

Rohit (7 sister states): When Rakesh Sharma returned back from Moon, Indira Gandhi asked him ‘How does India look from that distance and he replied Saare jahan se acchaa. That was the most touching thing that anybody would have said according to me. And it’s so true. No matter wherever you go, this identity and association will always remain with a true Indian. On this Independence Day, my favorite song dedication would be Saare jahan se accha.

Saptaparna (7 sister states): Aye Mere watan Ke logon, zara yaad karo kurbani is my favorite patriotic song. It in a way it tells us how our national heroes gave up their lives to bring us freedom and also sarcastically conveyed how we have forgotten it all. I think we should pledge to be a better citizen this Independence Day. Happy Independence Day to all our viewers and readers.

Shraddha (Jharkhand): I celebrate Independence day every year in my school. It’s a great day according to me as this nation with people from diverse cultures, castes and diversities celebrate the same spirit of freedom. It’s an honour to be born in this country. My favorite song on this day is Chak De India.

Sayantani (Orissa): Independence day and Republic day bring back fond memories of childhood when we use to hoist the tricolor at our school. I still attend the flag hosting at my place on Independence day. It’s a day the whole nation should salute the martyrs who brought us this Freedom. My favorite patriotic song is Yeh desh hain veer-jawaano ka.

Vinit (Kanpur):I celebrate Independence day every year. In our everyday lives, we forget to thank people for Free India, the air we breathe in, the opportunities that we ‘ve been blessed with; I think this day is that day to express our gratitude and salute the national heroes who gave their lives to give us a better life today. My favorite patriotic sing is Sabse Age Hindustani.

Vipul (Punjab):On the occasion of the 61st anniversary of our Independence, I wish everybody a very happy Independence day. I also pray for the unity and prosperity of our motherland. My favorite song on this occasion would be Mohe Rang de basanti.

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