Indian Independence Day Poems

What makes poetry enduring is the fact that its content can revolve around any facets of life, its feelings, dreams, desires etc. After India free itself from the strongholds of the British Empire, many leaders and writers have come up with influential poems. Poems have a special appeal and the rhythmic effect is what gets us goose bumps. Especially patriotic poems and poems on ones own country has a strong magnetic power and we cannot help but, go back to the past when our great leaders were fighting for freedom. Poems take us to the depth of the poet’s heart and give a clear perception of their view on certain aspects. The poems on Indian Independence day have a patriotic vibe and the real essence of the country automatically gets transferred through them. There are loads of Indian Independence Day poems written by famous writers. Each of them are endowed with a charm of its own taking us on a sojourn to the mystical land of the country.

Indian Independence Day Poems: Following are some poems on India and Indian Independence Day:

"Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been

broken up into fragments by
narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from
the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches
its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the dreary
desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is lead forward by thee
into ever-widening thought and action-
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father,
let my country awake."
"Geetanjali"
- Rabindranath Tagore

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"Is there ought you need that my hands withhold,
Rich gifts of raiment or grain or gold?
Lo ! I have flung to the East and the West
Priceless treasures torn from my breast,
And yielded the sons of my stricken womb
To the drum-beats of the duty, the sabers of doom….."
The Gift of India
- Sarojini Naidu

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"Better than Heaven or Arcadia
I love thee, O my India!
And thy love I shall give
To every brother nation that lives.
God made the Earth;
Man made confining countries
And their fancy-frozen boundaries…"
Swami Yogananda Paramhansa

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Bande Mataram
"Mother, I bow to thee!
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
Bright with thy orchard gleams,
Cool with thy winds of delight,
Dark fields waving, Mother of might,
Mother free….."
Original Poem written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in Bengali
Translated by Sri Aurobindo

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My India
"Not where the musk of happiness blows,
Not where darkness and fears never tread;
Not in the homes of perpetual smiles,
Nor in the heaven of a land of prosperity
Would I be born
If I must put on mortal garb once more…"
P.Yogananda

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Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Indian Declaration of Independence, on eve of independence, August 15 1947.
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We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?
Jawaharlal Nehru

Indian Declaration of Independence, on eve of independence, August 15 1947.
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At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Indian Declaration of Independence, on eve of independence, August 15 1947.
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How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done.
Mahatma Gandhi

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We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!
Albert Einstein

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These and many other significant poems on India and its Independence have now become an important part of every Independence Day programs. In schools, colleges and various institutional organizations patriotic poems are recited on Independence Day to bring in the real essence and flavor. The poems are heart rendering and glorifies our nation. Young children are seen to be reciting it with zeal and enthusiasm that befits the stature of India’s past. Their forceful and powerful voice instills in us a patriotic feeling and we cannot help but take pride in our nation. Such is the effect of Indian Independence Day Poems.

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