The rose petals descend and fall at the feet of the flag-pole as the flag unfurls - like a bird stretching out its wings just before flight.
Against the background of grey clouds, the Tricolour flutters proudly like a triumphant warrior looking at the captured battlefield.
Amidst the rattling noise of the heavy downpour, the 'Jaya Hey' mesmerizes the air as if it were the fragrance of a flower.
The people standing beneath the flag take a deep breath as they capture the fragrance of patriotism that the national anthem evokes in them... and as they watch with their heads held high, the Tricolour - the metaphor of their freedom!
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