First I would like to wish every Indian who is reading my blog a very happy Independence day.
Festivals are meant to break the monotony of life and spend some time in reflection for the mission related. In comparison to any theme be it religious, national, our lives are not useless or simple. Do you remember that a simple curse of Gandhari (mother of Kauravas) made Shri Krishna opt for forest life because she demanded her rights as mother neglecting the wide role of Shri Krishna in restoring Dharma and there he met his end by injury from an arrow shot by a hunter thinking him to be a deer. However, Shri Krishna is still worshiped as an avatar of Lord Vishnu everywhere in India. Days specific to Him are meant to be spend in temples or at one’s place hailing Him, reading from religious texts and being involved in many similar activities.
Similarly, may be our country goes through lot of turmoil every year, adding to pain of certain events as unforgettable part of our life still Independence day has its own significance. This year this simple philosophy which is widely practiced in schools and colleges so that immature minds could understand the significance of being patriotic is not seem to be enough.
During cloud burst at Kedarnath, our soldiers have shown extreme valor in saving lives of thousands of people stranded in treacherous terrains of Uttarakhand. The rescue involved use of special skills such as paragliding, building bridges, rough pathways, etc. Additionally throughout the mission, we saw extreme caution and humane approach by our army to make victims comfortable and safe. In absence of this, we can only visualize man slaughter, pilfering, rapes, etc. Since there has been already embarrassing events happening in India of rapes and molesting, this incident puts young and adults in equal question about their duties as civilians. It shows neglect of role of literate and enlightened people missing in main action and thus, bringing to forth that even if every day is simple day but we are not even practicing our simple duties so what do we look for to celebrate on Independence day. Our forces, we are extremely proud of them, made this day unforgettable.
Further Chinese troops entered Indian territory twice and on both instances were sent back on warning by our Indian troops. Every time sense of security is frayed in social media, especially our troops take very less time to bring the discipline back. Do we sense that we should write more knowledgeably about these incidents so that the action should be voluntary not pressurized by masses? This is another lesson we got till we reach the great day 15th August. It is really very easy to savor on fruits of hard work put forth by great leaders and Indian people who stood by their morals.
Today, I feel it is not only a day to stand in their honor and celebrate the benefits of being citizen of great nation but also understand that we, in our lives should be bonded to fulfill our duties as citizen. If we spend our normal days as conscientious Indians, we will certainly be looking forward to this day with great enthusiasm and celebrate it with great fervor. Since only a great nation is able to bring its citizens realize their grassroots, I am hopeful many of my blog readers celebrated it with great fervor this time too and will aim higher next time.