Rudyard Kipling: It is an unfathomable mystery; how did destiny appoint the Britishers to rule over India. Winston Churchill: (In a speech at House of Commons, in February 1931) Today, we are saying goodbye to the rule over India. We are doing something which is not correct, we are hurting ourselves. We are going to suffer in such a way which will in the long term be harmful to our being. It might end us too. I am in doubt that this process is the beginning of making us nobody in the world. Jawaharlal Nehru: (in his speech on the midnight of 14th August 1947 at the Constitutional Assembly) We had made an agreement with destiny many years back. Today, the moment has arrived- to fulfill our promise. Our pledge that time, is accomplished today. Today, at midnight, when the clock chimes and the world will be in sleep, we Indians will awake to experience the first breath of independence and new life. Such moments do come in the history but very rarely! At that moment, we will be on a turning point, we will try to forget our past. That moment is the true moment of end of an era and the awakening of a Nation, this moment is the golden moment, a legendary moment of breathing of a nation which was suffocated for a very long period of time.