Sunday, August 14, 2005

Independence Day ... We the people


Happy Independence Day to all the Indians in India and Indians in other countries as well!!!!!

I had no intention of writing a post on Independence day..and believe me....this is not a post on Independence day..... All of us know what Independence day is all about.... for us teenagers its just another holiday to freak out with our friends.... By the time we get up on this day.... the flags would have been hoisted... the national anthems would have been sung... the Prime Minister would have given his speech ( most of us are still confused whether its the PM or is it the President who gives the speech at the Red Fort on this historic day)

Well... do you remember when was the last time you sung the national anthem??? No... (Besharmi ki bhi haddh hoti hai yaar!!!) .... I too dont remember..but i think it was when i was in 10th standard.... maybe... I am not sure....

Ok... lets forget all this.... Tell me how many of you know the national symbols of India??? No..no...no.. this is not a quiz.... I am just checking your general knowledge... There are just six National Symbols ...

1. National Flag
2. National Emblem
3. National Animal
4. Natinal Bird
5. National Tree
6. National Flower

Just scratch your brains for a while... i.e. if you have one.... Else you can cheat and look at the answers below.... The answers are :

1. National Flag --- Tiranga (The simplest one... those who failed chullu bhar paani mein doob jao)

2. National Emblem --- Three lions visible and fourth one hidden from view ( Check out the cover page of your passport or if you dont have one... borrow a coin from your Dad)

3. National Animal --- Tiger ( Its not Lion or Elephant as some of you thought)

4. Natinal Bird --- Peacock ( White Dove is a peace symbol you nut!!!)

5. National Tree --- Banyan ( Not Ashoka yaar.. whats the matter with you??)

6. National Flower --- Lotus ( You will only think of Roses... all you romantic types)

Now that I have shared so much knowledge with you guys..... Do me a favour... Write down these answers on a sheet of paper 10 times and paste it on your bedroom wall...

That will make sure you never forget this!!!!

16 comments:

Tarun said...

abe... Kaminee... kya jhooth bolta hai.... The last time we sung the national anthem was when we saw the last movie.. Sarkar.. i guess... Remember these guys play the national anthem befroe every movie these days...

Neways... thnx for the gyan.. I got almost all the 6 right though... except for the national animal... national tree... and the national flower...

Thats 50% yaar.... and for an engineer 50% is toooo good right....

neways get back to work now.. I want u to stay at home this weekend too and give me some gyan on Rakshabandhan this time... :)

Tarun said...

Now for some Gyan from My side....

DEnzi ... u need to go back to schoool... The spelling of independence is I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-C-E....

Pls get that right.. dude.... :-)

tabs said...

1.flag-tricolor
2.emblem-three lions
3.animal-tiger
4.bird-peacock
5.tree-we have a tree too???
6.flower-lotus

Insidemamind said...

Happy Independence Day, Denzil!

Ooooh! What's this? My general knowledge is really bad. I never knew that our National Tree was the Banyan.. I thought it was Neem or something :-S

Anonymous said...

Russ : dont u sing the national anthem when u go 2c a movie ?? doesnt tat count :P hehe happy iday.....got 4/6 :D:D

DENZIL said...

Its seems Tarun is very excited about Rakshabandhan...

Dont worry... brother... I will pray for u so that you have the distinction of having the most sisters in the world....


And regarding the quiz... only 50%... besharam.. that implies that you are only 50% Indian... abe..look at other bloggers scoring rate....

Chee hai tujpe...

DENZIL said...

Hey Tabs and Jenny,

It was heartening to see your national knowledge.... thats good... Keep it up... Now I hope u never forget our national tree....

Please thank me for the contribution in increasing your national GYAAN.....

DENZIL said...

Hey Russ,

4/6.... nice score man.... So Tarun is the only man lagging....

DENZIL said...

Hey Tabs,

I forgot.... The National Emblem has 4 lions and not 3 as you answered.... the fourth one is hidden from view....

So I am sorry.... but your score is 4/6.....

Your score is tied with Russel

Anonymous said...

This was the pledge on Independence Day:--->> "All Indian guys are my friends and gals are Tarun's SISTERS"

tabs said...

;(

DENZIL said...

Imp Notice:

Those who think they scores are not upto the mark.... or below par... can give the test again....

:)

andy said...

okie dokie .. i missed the quiz.. but i think i would've got 5/6. didnt know bout the national tree!!! :P
..
last time i sang the anthem was before watching naach i recall. i think the pratice of singing it before show is great idea. but i still like to remember the days in school when we used to do it everyday! :)

REN3D said...

I didn't know we had a national tree. How the heck did banyan beat coconut to get the top spot. I protest!!!! Get ready for the next 'Rising'.

CEDRIC said...

hi,even i did not know that there is something called national tree

DENZIL said...

It seems National Tree was the toughest nut to crack....

and hey Renny.... I am ready for the uprising!!!