In Dependence

Celebrating 61 years of Freedom is a moment whose joy can be matched only by a mother who has given birth to a child. When the mother, our mother, India is celebrating the moment of birth as a free country with such intensity even after 61 years, it shows the strength of the dreams seen by those who dedicated their life for this cause bravely, whole-heartedly, and for a reason worthy of every drop of blood they had spilled. Every person who felt about this country’s freedom as the sole purpose of the eventful years (s)he spent on Earth, deserves a standing ovation and an applause loud enough to reflect the heart beat of every Indian brimming with pride for being one.

Coming to think of a new nation emerging into the world without the support of any super power should have been a surprise. Even as the determination of many freedom fighters resulted into the fruit we are having today, a great challenge of driving the country, a difficult responsibility, was faced with learned patience by leaders like ‘Mahatma’ MK Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, B R Ambedkar, S Radhakrishnan, and the like, post independence. I remember hating the repeated occurrence of lessons pertaining to the life and achievements of Dr.B R Ambedkar in my schooling days. But when I thought about the effort and dedication he put into the making of our Constitution, I wondered at his achievement of the mammoth task.

But all the things we came across till now limit the freedom to political and administrative nature only. Our dependence on others continues to exist in many cases. 61 years of freedom from colonial rule should stop being just a matter of celebration and signify the overall progress of the nation in general, and that of every citizen in particular. The fight for the uplifting of weaker sections should transform into a process of uplifting itself, than continuing to be just a fight. The Spark that occurs at the dawn of new realisations among the Indians in various fields should grow into a fire, bright enough to lead the world into unexplored domains of knowledge base, instead of being doused off in the Spark stage itself. By Independence, i mean to say that we should rise in the world-arena as a country uniform and complete in all respects, and thus reduce the dependence on other countries, which unfortunately cannot be avoided altogether.

Comparing our Motherland with other nations and pointing out at the deficiencies and the incompetence pains my heart too. What other scale can we choose to measure InDependence then? All I wanted to envision amidst the pomp of the Indian Independence Day is that a day should come when India is over the league of he developed world, and if possible, I want to be a part of that celebration and triumph by being one among the people responsible for such a feat. JAI HIND!

My Blogosphere‘s Freedom Festival posts were posted by Arvind, Reema, Manoj, Mahak, Lekhni, RJ and Suda also. The mention of these posts here serves as an example of different perspectives of patriotic fervor; an instance ofΒ  Unity in Diversity.

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21 thoughts on “In Dependence

  1. I think the independence u are searching would take a long long time …
    i sincerely hope we achieve it soon..
    but in country full of hypocrites and greedy politicians it would be an uphill task..
    not to forget the problems we are facing ..inflation,poverty ,corruption ,terrorism ,population explosion and the list can go on .. 😦
    any way happy in dependence day πŸ™‚
    thanks for linking πŸ˜‰

  2. @SU
    Just a critic’s observation. You seem to be involving “mother” in many things you write. It is of course not wrong at all. In fact it is a good thing. But it gets a little monotonous after some time. No offense meant. πŸ™‚

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  4. Sorry for late comment, I was busy in *something* that will surprise all people. *hint*

    Happy 62nd Year of Independence.
    The India you want is very close to perfect, and you know, nothing is ideal in this world. We just have to keep aim of being idea so that we can achieve maximum. Just a thought to add to yours πŸ™‚

    Also as Anniyan said, me too was about to say same thing that you seem to mention mother in many things. But I don’t agree with his later opinion, it don’t sound monotonous to me at all. So try finding mean of what me and Anniyan said.

    *ohh, I just told a great secret of mine* πŸ˜€ Do you spot it? Good!!!

    Cheers

  5. Nice post buddy.
    A country is called independent when its janta is independent. I dont think we still are, right? But then how do we know when we are independent ? aaaah…im not getting into anything with this !

  6. Nice post. But we don’t have to be independant of everyone else. That defeats the very purpose and means of collective civilization of human beings. I only wish that we become a maser of the core developmental activities, than just being maser of outsourcing. We could call ourselves developed, when we start outsourcing to other nations to help us retain our core competencies (Which we ought to develop)

    Destination Infinity

  7. @Manoj : Well said my friend. It would make every Indian stand up with much more pride. πŸ™‚

    @Oxy : Independence means differently to different people. So, it possibly has infinite meanings πŸ™‚

    @Anniyan : I cannot question your views. I advise you not to exploit the freedom of speech granted to you by the country regarding this matter πŸ˜› . If bringing the concept of mother’s love back to back in two posts made you feel it as monotonous, please consider that my blog, within its smaller confines as of now, has dealt with a fair deal of variety.

    @Nikhil : Thank you very much macha.

    @Arvind : I second your thoughts. Thank you and wishing you the same belatedly. πŸ˜›

    @Smallstar : Thank you dear. You are welcome to be among us! we’d be happy to have you. But make sure that you know how to make delicious italian recipes. πŸ˜€

    @Suda : What you said was right and I intended to say almost the same thing. I found out the mean of yours and Anniyan’s view about mother’s love. πŸ˜›
    😦 I didnt spot your secret. Pray reveal it.

  8. @Sakhi : Thank you and wish you the same too… πŸ˜€

    @Poonam : Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

    @Vimal : Thank you. You’ve made a point buddy. But i too am at loss to divide the line between the dependence and independence of the people.

    @Destination Infinity : Welcome to my Blog. Thank you. I’ve included the clause for which you’re pleading as the last part of the last sentence of the third paragraph in this post. I respect your view about India and outsourcing.

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