Well here we are again ,to that time of the year . But while we are busy pinning the tricolour to our shirts , we’ve forgotten the true meaning of ” independence ” . It has become a ritual that lasts only for a few hours on the 15th of august .
I think today patriotism is limited to a cricket match .The only time we are proud of our nationality is if our players win one !
In this century we don’t really need to turn into a revolutionary like bhagat Singh , or give our lives like Chandra shekhar azad .
Today’s struggles are different .
Its in the little things .
It’s in not taking or giving bribes .
It is standing up for a person’s rights .
It is not breaking the signal ,even when no one’s looking .
It is treating a girl child at par with a boy .
It is a freedom to love anyone you want ,irrespective of their caste ,creed , status or GENDER .
Its is treating your tourists with respect !(*atiti devo bhava )
It is to not stain a wall with paan !
It is in choosing the right government ,not a powerful one !
It is in voting at every election .
It is fair judiciary justice .
It is impartial police intervention .
It is freedom to voice your thoughts and opinions .
It is freedom from redundant bans !
It is freedom to be yourself , without fearing the society !
We have come a long way in these 68 years ,but we have a long way to go .It is our individual responsibility to do those little things to make a BIG difference .
To define what it really means to be an Indian .
Let this independence day not be a one day thing , let us remind ourselves of our vows and responsibilities .
To emerge from the social wrongdoings and make India a better place !
Jai hind 🙂