66 years back in 1947 we got freedom from British rulers. Those who have seen the freedom movement really feel proud to celebrate 15th August as Independence Day. We also have studied in our school about how our great freedom fighters sacrificed their lives to free India from British raj. Great people like Mahatma Gandhi, Lokmanya Tilak, Bhagat Singh, Veer Savarkar, Subhas Chandra Bose, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Chandra Shekhar Azad and many more ….
So how is Independence Day celebrated ? Many ways….. Schools have flag hoisting ceremony with students singing patriotic songs. Societies also do have flag hoisting ceremony along with entertainment like games, dance, singing competition followed my lunch. Offices celebrates Independence Day one day prior by decorating full office with our tri color balloons or flags And at home also people watch the Independence day celebration on TV (Doordarshan channel, most viewed once in a year).
So what about the left over people ? What do they do ? How do they celebrate Independence Day ? Yes I am talking especially about Mumbaikars who always just wanting to go out of Mumbai for a long weekend to relieve stress. People are always on the lookout for a holiday which will fall on a weekend or starting of the week so that one can enjoy the long weekend. People plan out months before and would not like to miss such opportunity.
So are these people not patriotic ? Do they not feel for their country ? Have they forgotten the sacrifice given by our great freedom fighters to free India from Britishers ? Well if at all you ask all these questions to people than am sure answer will be no. We all love our country and we all are proud to be an Indian. Many times I also have planned weekend outings on our National holidays but this does not stop my loyalty towards my country. It’s just that people want to unwind themselves to get tension free from many things and hence plan for outing on such days (includes Republic day, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti too).
India is my country and am proud to be an Indian. Lets all pledge to be a good citizen and end corruption in India.
Jai Hind !!! Jai Bharat !!! Jai Javan Jai Kishan !!! Vande Mataram !!! Bharat Mata ki Jai !!!