A very Happy Independence to All my fellow country Men..Proud citizens of a wonderful country. Vande Mataram..
-------------------------------ok....Let the thoughts flow...
Another Independence Day coming up..An entry in the calendar..Frowning folks as its falling on the weekend..No Holiday..Dry day is a reason to be sad for many..Yes..that's more or less it..That's what independence means to us now..I was just wondering how much it actually matters..
As our first Prime Minister said “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance….. We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.”
I don't know about the country going for a re-discovery now.But if we the people do a bit of retrospection we would doubt the presence of patriotism around us.
If I was to divide the patriots in types..
Class 1 - Rarely spotted at crowded places but always seen at Red Fort on 15th August.
Class 2 - Office Goers..They remember it as its a Holiday..Cleaning, dusting etc etc
Class 3 - Found everywhere. The common man. Who is least bothered about these things.
and I am not sure where to put the most important of folks...The defence personnel and the students. The people who are actually looking forward to the independence day..Flag hostings, Parades and fun..Love you guys..You are really a class apart.
And the current situation is...now 63 years...It takes an Aamir Khan and a channel to tell us "Aditi Devo Bhava"..Incredible India ...right?...It was incredible..Many doubt it now..
This is a wake up call...To stand united against all forces of bad and evil..As one country..As an Indian..As You...Jai hind...