Sunday, April 3, 2011

2nd April 2011, The Day to Remember

Nehru's famous words on 15 Aug 1947 ::
"At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to Life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance..... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again."
I feel the same today: 2nd April 2011: 
I know cricket and freedom fights cannot be compared but I'm just talking about the above words. They are so so so apt for tonight. Today I witnessed the same spirit in every Indian out there. Unity, Joy, Ecstasy, Feeling of a Win as if conquered a WAR.
Pune roads were full of people with flags and 'Team India' Tattoos. This was the same scene across the country. Everyone was hugging each other, dancing, clapping, shouting, with people whom they didn't even know. That explains how huge this win is for India. What it means to Indian people. Its one thing that binds together all Indians despite of all the cultural diversity.

The tears of joy in Dhoni's, Yuvi's, Sachin's and Harbhajan's eyes spoke more than words.
This is something huge. This is something they have provided to a cricket crazy nation which celebrates Diwali on an Indian win and in the same way feels agony on a Indian loss.
Also the 22 year long wait for Sachin finally ends.

I feel great today. I feel privileged to have witnessed this day. 
Its one of those days which I'll remember all my Life and will feel proud about having lived it.
And yes, Tonight, No Indian sleeps. क्यों की आज की रात जश्न की रात है !

1 comment:

Praful Jotshi said...

One amazing night. It is the perfect script for a spectacular career. Sachin, Team India, and we the citizens all flooded in this sea of emotions.