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15 August 2008

India Celebrates 61 Years of Independence From Great Britain

Today, 15 August 2008, marks the 61st Anniversary of India’s Independence from the British Empire. Indian nationals around the World are celebrating and enjoying this special day for India.

Many Indian nationals travelled home to India to spend time with family and friends, and Indians who are not in India, are still marking this day with celebrations, parties and a whole day of enjoyment.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in his speech marking India's Independence Day spoke about what he has done for the country and people, and also the importance of peace for the continued success of India.

India has made a lot of achievements in the past 61 years since independence, with infrastructure, area of education, software, technology and entertainment.

The Indian movie industry Bollywood, is world famous and the films are enjoyed by Indians, as well as a wide and varied audience, the Indian Movie Industry is a multi Billion Dollar Industry and produces more new movies each year than any other movie industry.

It hasn’t been all rosy, for all Indians since independence; India still has a long way to go, to bridge the gap between rich and poor.

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