Today is 15th August. Any Indian, just like me, must be proud of this day when India got its independence from the British rule in 1947.

I just read the news that Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India has extended his invitation to Pakistan to join hands and work towards a better future for both the countries. I also read about his invitation to the Maoists to lay down their arms and come for discussions.  I remember reading a similar invitation extended by the President yesterday to the Maoists.

It is good to see that India is open to discussions within and outside the country to solve some of the ongoing issues.

Hoping these efforts are sincere and will be reciprocated in the right manner and together we find peaceful solutions to long pending issues.

Wishing everyone for a peaceful future on this day.