Today,I was not awoken by the glistening morning light making past its way through the window like any other day.Today,I woke up with the chords of ‘Saare Jahan Se Achcha,Hindustan Humara.’It was a liberating feeling if I may I add.
The year 2010 has heralded a new era,an age of scams,of surging corruption,battle between Political Parties for the love of the ‘Gaddi’ and not the Indian masses.It heralded an era of price rise and dispassion and even hatred towards the Government.
The United Progressive Alliance-II could not even stand at the pedestal of standard it promised the country in 2009 during Election.The loyalty the masses possessed for the mighty Congress in the days of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi is completely marred today.It was called for,with the whooping billions of dollars lying around in the Swiss Banks,and lack of implementation of the promised policies,and the love of power and ‘paisa’ it has become a dastardly state of affairs.
Yes!I admonish the institution of Politics completely.(This is solely my opinion,you are more than welcome to oppose it.)
But,that does not and can not extinguish the vigor and love I feel for my precious Bharat,and evermore my ‘Dilli’.The once called ‘Sone ki Chidiya‘, barring all the brutal scars of monarchy and corruption,is rising from the ashes left by the British Empire and needless to say,She has tremendously proven its mettle in not less than 65 years.It is fast heading towards the stature of a ‘Developed Country’,with the expanding economy and social and financial infrastructure.
It does not end there,the diversity of the geography encompasses the diverse cultures,all fusing to become a common entity called ‘Bharat’.There might be cultural and demographic melange from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat,the soul is still very much Indian.May it be the famous ‘Ashoka’s Pillar’ or Gautam Buddha’s Nirvana in Bodh Gaya or even Akbar’s ‘Din-e-eLahi’,they all sought to prove that India was destined to become a Secular State not one marred by religion,caste or creed.
If there are corrupt ministers,there is also the powerful media and the indomitable Citizens.The Jessica Lal case,S.P.S.Rathore case and in coming days the Aarushi case(let’s work for it people!) were all brought to justice with the aid of the media and the collective strength of our nation.
Ending it abruptly,my point is,today when I awoke,I awoke a free citizen,a girl unshackled from the clutches of constant societal torments,I awoke an Indian with the religion called Humanity.With the glistening morning light,and the strains of ‘Saare Jahan Se Achcha’,I woke up with a heart full of admiration and pride to be a citizen of an esteemed nation called India.
So the thought for the day is,even though,we liberally enjoy the so-called freedom of ours not less than 70 years ago it was not so,be grateful to your nation,always be in awe in of it,support it in its testing times and be proud to be privileged.
On the 61st Republic Day,this is me wishing you all a life in a Sovereign,Socialist,Secular,Democratic and Republic state.Trust me,it is all worth it.=)