Build India

India won its Independance from the British on August 15th 1947 and was finally free to start building a nation in its own image. That of the oldest surviving culture from a previous golden age, at once a synthesis of many diverse cultures and religions.

The Indian Constitution is the longest and took 3 years to frame.

The Build India Group was floated in 2006 and advocates the celebration of Pledge Festival. This is now held on the 26th of November which is Constitution Day. Schools are encouraged to have flag hoisting and to take the pledge which runs as follows:

We the people of India today
Do solemnly pledge ourselves
To the service of our nation
With honesty, sincerity and commitment
Always keeping our nation’s
Interests paramount
In all that we think, do or say,
For the greater glory of this land.

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Also to be recited of course is the Indian National Pledge and the anthem.

The convener of this movement in South India was the Late Professor PJ Naidu, chief editor of the Journal of School Social Work.

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