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Kids Speak: Independence Then and Now

This post was contributed by Tanyaa Dalal, a grade 8 student from the Riverside School in Ahmedabad, India.



When we hear this word

Many great people come

To our minds

Mahatma Gandhi

Jawaharlal Nehru

Subhas Chandra Bose

They risked

Their lives for our



But what does

Independence mean?

According to Google Baba

Being independent is

Being free from someone’s control

But this is according to Google…

What does it mean to,

A child, a teen


For me

Independence would mean

Freedom to voice my choice

And using it for good!


Having the power of words

Not to let down people

But for helping them

Achieving their goal!


Being Free

From judgments,





Being free from all the things that take you

Away from your goals!


Comments: 2

  • USHA KURSIJA August 23, 2018 8:18 pm

    Well done Tanya… V nice thought… Feeling proud of u.

  • Ashish Nagpal August 23, 2018 10:05 pm

    Very well expressed Tanya …… 👍🏻

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