Hope For A Change
Hope For A Change
India, a bright rainbow-coloured country, we all are proud being part of. Indians we call ourself! Proud Indians! Proud of our diverse cultures, traditions, people, languages, our freedom fighters, art, every other thing which makes us unique in this compiled world. On this Republic Day that beautiful Flag with the Ashoka Chakra amidst, when hoisted gives every Indian chills. A smile on everyone’s face, patriotic songs on tip of everyone’s tongue while in motion. We remember the painful struggles of our dear fighters, who for our peace and for our motherland sacrificed their lives. The same day I see many Flags lying on road. Patriotism not found!
On this very big occasion we hoist the flag, sing the National anthem with pride on face. But there’s something we all forget about. To take on the tradition further. To be precise, we rarely know the fighters and the cause they fought for. Yeah you might know few but do you really know what they have actually done? You wouldn’t want to know too I bet. I mean who would want to think about the past while we can live at the moment. With the google, encyclopedia and wiki we don’t need to know about a person since they are stored there.
For example, go to a person and ask about let’s say, “Who was Rabindranath Tagore?” or “What is the abbreviation of APJ in APJ Abdul Kalam?" – a very simple question at least not as complicated as the laws in physics or a scientific name of a plant right? And then you ask the same person, “Who were Romeo and Juliet?” or “When is the Valentine’s Day?” I bet they will laugh right on your face making you feel stupid. We are so busy going behind the English cultures and their updates that we today rarely remember our Indian strugglers.
Recalling our freedom fighters during the Republic day or the Republic Day should be valued only if we see to it that we as Indians don’t spoil our Mother’s name. Compare India with past to that of future, we will have list of some worst case scenarios that took place and which are bringing a bad name to the country. So who are at fault for the India today? Well let’s leave that to your idea.
On my trip to North I happened to see many foreigners visiting Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border. I could see that fascinated look on their face when they were told about the story behind them. And as Indians, as being an Indian to have captured that look on their face is worthy. It reminds you how lucky you are to be part of such RICH country. To see people come visit your country. People who are curious to know the insights of our country. That sure brings a smile on everyone’s face- The pride feeling!
Let’s take our ancestor's cultures and up-bringings forward and lets make our Mother proud of us too. Proud that the cultures are not going extinct but are growing with the tri-colors with honor!
So the next time you see an Indian Flag lying on the road, I hope you’d go forward to pick it up with pride than being the one throwing it.