Every Indian out there is aware of that the country finished independence from the British rule on August 15, 1947, and this yr marks the 62nd yr of independence! Many of us additionally recognize from the records books in our colleges the recorded sacrifices that have been made to regain the sovereignty of our motherland! Equally familiar is the fact that in this day the USA celebrates this landmark success in its traditional customary and colorful ways! The National flag is hoisted inside the countrywide capital of New Delhi, and on the various kingdom capitals and union territories. The Prime Minister lists the achievements of the country because the remaining 73rd India Independence Day 2019 raises the present day and critical home and on occasion global issues, and urges fellowmen to return collectively to resolve it! Various cultural events are held, and special suggests to honor the martyrs and the surviving freedom combatants are staged. And so every other Independence Day quietly involves a give up, the very day our forefathers and superb leaders of pre-impartial India dreamt of. But for us, it’s far just every other national vacation, a mere display of pomp, special shows on tv, the whole lot but an event to have fun the spirit of independence, and relive and revive the spirit of preventing!
Why ought to we fight today? And towards whom? Or what is there to combat for? Well, for my part we need to ask ourselves why we’ve stopped the combat! After all, we’ve got such a lot of nagging issues, large and small, round us! Isn’t? Unfortunately, these days we’ve got ‘learned to live’ with these issues and as long as they don’t ‘critically’ make a dent on our non-public lives, we simply don’t care! But have we ever puzzled in which we went incorrect! I understand this may kick start the blame game! There is corruption, red-tapism that slows down development, and there are no suitable politicians, no leaders, no vision, no assets, and so forth! But will we additionally understand that we too are responsible for this dismal scenario? Everyone knows that there cannot be a change overnight but I desire we will agree that there needs to be some beginning somewhere!
Independence vs freedom
What is independence and what is freedom? For most folks, political independence is freedom sufficient! The term ‘independence’ and the experience of ‘being impartial’ has outshined the freedom battle fought by our leaders and countrymen. What they sought became an independent India and greater than that the ‘freedom’ to govern ourselves and to be dictated with the aid of some foreign force! Sadly, we have accomplished the political independence however only a few diplomae of actual freedom. Real freedom is what is going to turn our USA right into a strong and united India! And each one people ought to be preventing for it now!
Take for example the private freedom, a freedom that can be exercised via one individual without violating the opposite person’s freedom. In a nutshell, the liberty to explicit my perspectives, do my personal matters without hurting others’ sentiments, and emotions and sentiments. It is a part of the civil liberties that protect a person from the authorities of the living country setting limits for it in order that it can not abuse its electricity and intervene unduly with the lives of its residents. Now how a lot of us can proudly say that we revel in complete personal freedom in our ‘unbiased’ U.S .?! I am not questioning right here the rights of the authorities in upholding the law of the land or punishing the guilty and increasing protection to its citizens. Every authority has the right to do that! But that is extra approximately the apathy, of the authorities and a few individuals and agencies, inside the call of caste, faith, subculture, and gender that without delay or in a roundabout way violates my non-public freedom to explicit my perspectives or do my own things! It is an irony that only a pick out few have personal freedom that’s simplest misused in prescribing the freedom of others. There are more unwritten and unstated laws being observed right here than the customary written ones on bound books, which can be nearly in no way observed! Many of our legal guidelines are best ‘stated’ within the right spirit however no longer ‘performed’ in the proper manner.
Rights are not allowed to be completely exercised
Similarly, we do now not absolutely experience the civil rights, social rights, cultural rights and the rights to pleasant health, excellent training, and defense to call some. Even the proper to vote has often been not allowed to workout within the manner we want it to, and pointless to mention the right to training is dictated by castes and money! Quality health offerings are denied to many. Everything comes with a heavy price tag! There can be several motives for this but unfortunately, our ‘muted mumbles’ is handiest making matters worse!
How many of us can proudly say that we revel in these types of rights to the fullest! Right from getting a beginning certificate for our toddlers, to admissions in schools and colleges, and to get the jobs that we deserve, we compromise on the entirety. This compromise isn’t ‘ahimsa’ that Mahatma Gandhi stood for; that is regular ‘meek’ surrendering to the apathy of the few terrible factors within the society! Of path, there could be a completely few available who might have no longer experienced the apathy of the officers at some point in time! But it truly is most effective a handful of the population! A majority of people are still in the darkish approximately our rights even on ordinary problems! Even after sixty-two years of self-governing unbiased India, we can’t get to work out our rights and get matters accomplished inside the way it must be accomplished! Superficially, India has progressed leaps and limits in lots of fields. The nice of life has improved however regrettably the first-class of ‘dwelling’ has not! Many folks do not even comprehend that in some components of U.S ., a long way from our busy towns and our so-called social focus, a few humans are nevertheless preventing for some fundamental matters, now not with the British Empire however with the Indian authorities.
Wake up, India!
It is startling that we’ve got did not realize the gravity of the situation we’re in. Or is it like we’ve meekly surrendered to the authentic apathy and long gone numb to issues around us? Or is it definitely due to the fact we have lost the spirit of preventing that our leaders and millions of residents in pre-unbiased India displayed towards the British? Maybe, it’s miles a chunk of all of them. The freedom war for independent India turned into not scripted by Gandhi and Nehru and other leaders by myself, there have been thousands and thousands of folks that stood up at that time to fight. The simplest purpose was they wanted to be the masters of their personal destiny, to assist themselves and the united states, the unmarried most essential character that all people is lacking today! What we need today is freedom, freedom across all spectrums and in any respect degrees and political independence is most effective just a beginning. If this occurs, India might be an actual pressure to reckon with!