We had celebrated our 70th year of independence, this year. But are we really independent? Disharmony, corruption, and greed for power are curbing our path of development and making our lives pathetic. Those in authority are corrupted and finding an honest officer is like finding a pearl in the sand banks. Yet here we are going along with the system without rising up against the crooks. I too am a hypocrite because I belong to the same society. I see wrong, but I ignore it, and live like a dumb sheep following the herd.
Does this justify an independent nation?
The answer is simply no. The youth has to be reminded repeatedly of the heroic tales of Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai, and Ashfaqulla Khan. These freedom fighters rose against the tyranny of the British raj and even sacrificed their lives for freedom from the colonial captivity. The immense love towards the motherland made them so courageous that they smilingly embraced death for freedom.
However, the nation has lost its sense of history and the youth needs to reinforce these tales of bravery and love in their minds. Every Independence day we simply remember these freedom fighters and the next day we are back on our old track.
What has happened to us? We aren’t machines designed to live this way. We are humans; we have feelings. How can we be so dead?
I asked myself the same questions and I was ashamed of what I was doing to my country. Reaching a conclusion, I offered myself a brand new vision. Today, as this new day begins, let’s take an oath – an oath not to put up with evil anymore, an oath to end this disharmony and work for a better and happier India.
My dream is to see a sweeter nation and eradicate all the bitterness that’s happening across the nation, just as Kaloree1 which eliminates the blandness from our food by making it sweeter and healthier.
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