India is my country. I am proud to say that I am an Indian. I am proud of the ancient culture and heritage of my great country. The wisdom of the Ancient Ayran seers is adored all over the world.

My country was under the foreign rule for about two hundred years, until she had achieved her freedom on the 15th August, 1947. I was born in free India. Many great men and women were born in my country, who contributed their might for the welfare of their motherland. To name a few, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, Rabindranath Tagore, C.V. Raman and many other great sons of India, who gave to the world love and wisdom, the message of truth, knowledge of science, and true meaning of religion.

My country is now considered as one of the five big powers in the world. Her huge man-power, her tremendous progress in the field of science and technology, her mineral and agricultural wealth, her industries, her strong defence forces, her friendly understanding with other world powers – all these have made her great in the comity of nations.

Since my childhood, I have heard and read about the courage, patriotism and sacrifice of the Indian freedom fight­ers, and have always been inspired by their glorious perfor­mances for the sake of the motherland. If necessary, I am also ready to follow their noble steps for the sake of my country, for I love my motherland which is, in no way, less important than my own mother whom I love and respect most in life.