India’s best performance at Olympics 2012

After a long wait of 2012 Summer Olympics by the sports enthusiasts around the world, the games were inaugurated with a great applause and a grand opening ceremony at 9 pm on 27th July 2012. The ceremony truly titled “Isles of Wonder” opened doors for many happenings enclosed in the exciting battle for medals. Olympic Park in east England, the venue for the games hosted range of exciting events and attractions during the games. Some of the best athletes from around two hundred four nations were welcomed at Olympics 2012.

The beautiful mascots for these games the one-eyed characters 'Wenlock' and 'Mandeville' were created from the last two drops of steel used for the London Olympics 2012. The big list of sports included twenty six different types of sports. This was the third time London was hosting the Olympic Games. Fifty three African, forty four Asian, forty nine European, seventeen Oceania and forty one American countries participated in the games. The parade of nations at the opening ceremony was accompanied by athletes and officials of 204 nations, led by Greece team. It was followed by other countries and finally the hosts Great Briton. The Olympic flag was carried by eight people chosen as symbols of the Olympic values.

This time Indian Olympic Association had sent total eighty three athletes for competing in thirteen different sports. This was the largest team India had ever sent to the Olympic Games. Sushil kumar was holding the Indian flag during opening ceremony. After the glorious opening ceremony, every day increased the curiosity of the spectators. China started with a brilliant start bagging maximum medals in the initial stage. India stood with the best ever performance regarding number of medals won at Olympic Games and finished with total six medals two silver and four bronze.

The success story of Indian medals started with the first bronze medal won by ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang in the ten meter air rifle event. Vijay kumar brought the second medal which was the first silver medal for the country in men’s 25 m rapid fire pistol event. Indians throughout the world rejoiced with joy and cheers for this first silver medal received at London.  Keeping the score board of medals moving, Saina Nehwal won a bronze medal in women’s singles for Badminton. The fourth medal was brought by Mary Kom by winning a Bronze in the women’s flyweight boxing event. She is the first Indian women to win a medal in boxing at the Olympics. Yogeshwar Dutt won a bronze in the 60 kg freestyle wrestling event. The second silver medal was snatched by Sushil Kumar in 66 kg freestyle wrestling. He became the first Indian to win an individual medal in consecutive Olympics. This comparatively good performance of the athletes has raised India’s hopes and they are expecting still more number of medals at the next Brazil Olympics in 2016. 

The games were concluded with United States achieving total 104 medals and standing on the top of the medal list. Like the opening ceremony the closing ceremony of the Olympics 2012 on 12th August 2012 was also amazing. Mary Kom was the Indian flag bearer at the closing ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, the Olympic Games were handed over to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics. The Olympic flame was extinguished, signaling the official end of the London 2012 Olympic Games. We at Magic Holidays crave for India’s best performance in the next Olympics at Brazil.

Celebrate Indian Independence Day 2012

India became an independent nation on 15 August 1947. Every year it celebrates its Independence Day on August 15. This year’s Independence Day is at the doorsteps, so let us visualize this region before independence and how this year Independence Day will be celebrated on 15th August 2012.

Before independence this region was divided into many small kingdoms. Since there was no central power to rule this vast region, many foreign powers attacked the small kingdoms and tried to rule this region. The last to conquer and rule this region were the British who established there hold on the region by entering as traders. They formed a company called East India Company and slowly started gaining power by defeating the local rulers. At one point they captured this vast region and brought it under their control popularly called British Raj or British Empire. The establishment of the British rule was a nightmare. The movement for independence gathered roots throughout the country and grew into a nation wide movement for freedom. Finally the British rule was unable to crush this movement for independence and the nation was declared as independent.

Independence Day 2012, will mark sixty five years of Indian independence. On this day our prime responsibility is to pay homage to the freedom fighters and great Martyrs. We achieved our independence and are enjoying a respected life as citizen of a great nation because of them. On this occasion Government buildings as well as public places are decorated with beautiful lighting. The occasion is celebrated with great devotion throughout the country. In a special ceremony at red fort the president of India addresses the nation on the eve of independence. Next day the prime minister of India hoists national tricolor flag along with a speech dedicated to the nation. In this speech the prime minister presents our national achievements at the same time alerts us about the threats standing ahead. While hoisting the flag a 21 gun salute is offered to the prime minister. The naval band plays the national anthem. The happenings on this day at red fort in Delhi are broadcasted on national television so that the citizens are able to watch them. India Gate in Delhi is beautifully decorated on this day. A national holiday is observed throughout the nation for celebrating this day. Flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programs are held in capital Delhi and state capitals. This involves celebrations at schools by unfurling the national flag and the students presenting patriotic songs.
As this day is marked as holiday many people spend the day with family or friends. Some of them go for an outing and picnics. We must feel proud to be the citizens of this great nation and must pledge on this day that we will devote our soul for the well being of our country. We must try our best to fight the evils of corruption, poor growth rate and threat of terrorism. On this day we at magic holidays, pray for a great future of our nation.