Today, I am thankful for my country, India.
I must guard against becoming cynical and losing faith in her. Without approving everything I see, there is still sound reason to be thankful for my country and all that she stands for.
Among the treasures that I enjoy is freedom. I am so used to being free that I am in danger of taking my freedom for granted.
Whatever nationalities we belong to, let us never take our freedom for granted.
Thousands of brave men who loved life as dearly as we do, secured for us the right to walk in the sun and to breathe in the air.
We should always think of them with respect and gratitude.