Thank you for paving the way for me to be born free and live freely. For the gift of independence, that all of us take as a granted birth right.
Thank you for removing the burden of servitude from the shoulders of my forefathers.
Thank you for leading the biggest mass uprising in human history, for showing how a nation can stand up & defend itself against an imperialist superpower.
Thank you for making the Indians believe in themselves to achieve what was deemed impossible.
Thank you for the pride that makes my chest swell, at being branded as a citizen of India.
Thank you for the visions of society, economy & nation-building – that has inspired countries and generations for the past half century.
Thank you for giving us the courage to raise our voices against the corrupt & the unjust in our daily lives. And the belief that our voices can make a difference.
Thank you for the absolute gem called The Story of My Experiments With Truth.
Thank you for the eye-openers on religion, God & spirituality. For teaching us the virtue of loving our fellow human beings.
Thank you for leaving behind the Gandhian Legacy.
Contrary to what ignorant critics say (and leave one wondering about their credibility to do so), You are the greatest human being & leader of masses, to have walked this earth in flesh & blood.
On this day, I show you my gratitude and pay a heart-felt tribute to the father of our nation.
Update: While most of the blogsphere is hell bent upon tearing apart Gandhian Policy on this day, some of them even acting wise guy to denounce Gandhiji completely - Gawker's post makes me hopeful that there are still people around, who undestand the greatest leader of the masses.