Today we celebrate (Not Sure Every one Feels the same) 67th Independence day. I just wanted to share what Independence day meant to me.
I always get excited during August during school days. The reason is I don’t have to attend the special classes after school hours. July we complete our first midterm test in the school I definitely would have failed in one subject, so I was obliged for the special class if not for the entire week at-least 1 or 2 days. I hated seeing my Maths sir in class room itself then how could I stand him in the special class ?
The first working day of August we start practicing MarchFast for Independence day, 1 hour in the morning, and 1 hour in the evening (As we have to march in front of the district collector in Independence day parade, so the School wanted us to be perfect). This mean’s I don’t have to attend special class, and always can bunk the first 2 classes as schools always have 45 minutes class. Not just to enjoy these benefits I joined the school band also I was not found of studying like all school going students. I still remember where we even practiced for 3-4 hours a day for the 50th Independence day, though I become tired I always used to be happy because I bunk classes, and when I come back to my classes friends used be jealous on me because they would have been thrashed in the previous class either my the Maths’s master or the Science Master. Even today when I see WWE their face comes and go for a second at-least.
Today is August 15th I am not as existed as I was during school days, not because I can’t do the March-fast or I don’t get a day off ( I work in the Us timing, so follow US Holidays). Where do we actually stand after 68 years of Independence. What actually have Changed after Independence for us to celebrate. We had 15 Prime Ministerial changes 13 Presidential changes 17 general elections, but nothing has changed it remains the same. female infanticide still there,I see people traveling in roof of bus & train. Every day in tabloid we find people committing sucide of poverty, saddened to see people eat ANT for their hunger. I happened to read Gandhi saying “The real Independence day is only when a girl walks alone in the street at midnight that’s real Independence” if we are going to quote this as reference for Indian Independence, I am sure we can’t declare India independent for the next 50 years. Rape In India is fourth most common crime in India. According to statistics 24923 were reported across india, this number is not our GRE or GMAT score to be proud of. India is listed in Top 10 of the most dangerous countries to be a women. This is not olympics medal tally where we can say our country sit in top 10, that is more worse were we will searching for our name in Medal tally wherein other countries busy counting their medals.
One more list which we should be proud of 30th most corrupt countries in the world. Sickened to see this corruption news in tabloids because people are used with the corruption. One thing has definitely we should admit it that’s “Indian Economy” in 1947 1 INR = $32 today 1$ = 60 INR what a change over maama like the TV ad, Is this the real growth ?
If I am going to list things like this I am sure I can complete the list only during my last days, not sure even I will complete by then. I am not asking people to come to street and fight . Try adding some value to the society you belong which will result a big change as country. Small good things you make will make a big difference I.e obey traffic rules, fund for a child’s education, avoid giving bribe, and taking it. Exercise your franchise to the right candidate, don’t take money & sell your basic rights. There are lot of things I can say, but i prefer you doing yourself thinking what’s good for you & the country.
“Change alone is permanent” Only when we try to bring the changes from grass-root level we can eradicate all the problem it has to start from our own house. This is a hard fought independence, we today sit comfortably on lot of people’s blood shed.
There are lot of changes we can make to the society instead changing the DP in Facebook & Whatsapp doesn’t mean you are real Indians “JAI HIND”