Much like the trees in Autumn, India is withering its old leaves of caste, corruption, social prejudices and exploitation. India is awakening to a new society of fair means and ethical ways – with the vision of equality, gender justice and ethical products. While there are many storms she bears in the friction that accompanies this change, there will but come Spring. We celebrate the beginning of the change and salute Autumn Within.
“Like flames upon an altar shine the sheaves;
And, following thee, in thy ovation splendid,
Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves!"
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow