It is that time of the year when we come together irrespective of caste, creed, gender, region or religion, to celebrate being an Indian. Yes, Independence Day is here and we will be completing the 68th year since India became a free democratic nation. Indian skies will be dotted with pretty little kites in the tricolors of saffron, white and green and there will be happiness and celebration everywhere. To be part of the fervor, our artisans have meticulously crafted special handicraft items depicting the nationality and freedom struggle of our country.
What better way to show your love for the country than by having our very national Emblem and pillar at home? The Ashoka Pillar has four lions joined back to back, symbolizing equal importance of power, courage, pride, and confidence.
Peacock is our national bird as it is indigenous to our continent and represents the unity of vibrant colors. This wooden wall hanging has been created to symbolize the very ‘unity in diversity’ that the national bird stands for.
It would be incomplete to talk about Independence Day without commemorating the struggle for freedom. Our brave soldiers and freedom fighters laid down their lives so that we could live in a free India. This black metal statue of a soldier will stand as a reminder of their gift to us. Let us take a moment to salute them.
When great stories are told, often the silent struggles get lost within the pages of history. Perhaps that must have been the case of the womenfolk, who may not always have fought shoulder to shoulder with men, but were certainly as much a part of the freedom struggle as them. This statue, specially crafted for Independence Day, is a reminder and acknowledgment of the countless mothers, wives, daughters and sisters who became the pillar of strength for the men of their household.
What distinguishes us Indians from many nations of the world is our rich culture – we are a land prolific with history, art, music, dance and what not. The Veena is a representative of our richness and originality. It is an instrument which originated in our great country and is used extensively in classical Carnatic and Hindustani music. Show off your pride of being an heir of the Indian culture with this miniature Veena. A must buy for lovers of music.