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'Tryst With Destiny': Google Remembers Nehru's Speech on India's 70th Independence Day

Today's Google Doodle that marks the 70th Indian Independence Day. Image: Google India homepage

Today's Google Doodle that marks the 70th Indian Independence Day. Image: Google India homepage

To mark the 70th Independence Day, Google is remembering 'Tryst with Destiny' - the powerful speech delivered by the first prime minister of independent India - Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

It was on August 15, 1947 that India became a free nation. Continuing with its tradition of commemorating events of historic significance, Google has posted a special doodle on its India homepage today.

To mark the 70th Independence Day, Google is remembering Tryst with Destiny - the powerful speech delivered by the first prime minister of independent India - Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now that time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of today's midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom."

Nehru's speech marked the culmination of the Indian independence movement and today's doodle depicts the speech's historic delivery in the Parliament House before the Indian Constituent Assembly.

Here are some doodles from previous years which celebrated India's independence :

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015