Monday, August 15, 2011
Freedom??? - Some Random Thoughts
I was watching Comedy Circus this night, and a participant was rightly justifying the deeds of Englishmen. I too was forced to think in that direction.
Have you ever noticed that the road and rail network build by them are still in existence in its original form, and those build by us are full of potholes. When I roam around in Delhi, Kolkata or any metro cities; I could see the beautiful buildings of pre-independence era, and the buildings made by us are full of cracks in just few years.
An eminent personality said, “We no longer discuss the future of India, we say the future is India.” But is that true? Even after so much development one question still haunts every Indian -- Are we really independent? Are we independent from the shackles of the caste system? Are we free from the social evils like dowry?
Previously we were slaves of foreigners and now we are being ruled by selfish fellowmen.
Ghair satate hain to utna dukh nahi hota jitna apno ke satane se hota hai…..
Our patriotism awakens on republic day or Independence Day and we show it by posting patriotic status messages or changing our profile pics with anything tricolor. Does it all we need to do for our freedom? Hardly few percentages of today’s youth go for casting votes as they find it boring to stand in long queues. That queue is the true path of enjoying our freedom- the freedom that we have got after a long struggle. Actually we don’t feel ourselves Indians; we try to show it to world that we are Indians.
On this Independence Day, just remember this:
Freedom isn't free. Someone has paid.
We often don't appreciate things that are handed to us when
others have paid the price.
The bloodstains have dried and been washed clean.
The smell of the pain and smoke in the air has cleared.
The echoes of the throes of agony have been quieted.
We are left with the resulting freedom until we forget.
Freedom on neither the outside nor the inside isn't free.
It never was and never will be.
If we carefully observe the environment and mindset of the people at the time of Independence and in the present day scenario, there hasn’t been a lot of change. It is almost the same. It is we the youth who have to change it. It is the duty of the younger generation of the country to strive for a stronger, better and healthier India. This will not happen in a day, it will take a lot of perseverance, determination and hard work.
Happy Independence Day to all.