Specially targeted to my fellow youth, this blogpost is a proof of what precious thing I am holding and an attempt to value it. Freedom. I am able to think freely, pen down my thoughts, spread them and have the right to raise my voice if anyone tries to suppress me. That is Freedom. I invite your response may it be in agreement of disagreement to my writings. We are independent, you see!
My dear readers,
What do your thoughts revolve around whole day? Your carrier, your studies, your friends, your family, finances, recreation, fashion, latest gadgets, books (a lot of them, in some cases), weekend planning, newly opened restaurants and what else? Have you ever thought what has enabled you to worry about what next carrier step you should be taking instead of worrying about whether you’ll be walking on your feet the next moment? I want to draw your attention to the fact that there was a price that is been paid to gift us this freedom and a huge amount is still been paid every single moment to keep that freedom intact.
Just like how we get together during India-Pakistan match and let our patriotism overflow; there was a time when 99% population of India was bleeding with that patriotism. Freeing India from the clutches of foreign rule was their sole priority. And today, because of their unending efforts, we are enjoying the fruits of freedom. Even as I write this, there are our forces protecting India on land, in sky and in sea. There are people who are trying to intellectually protect India with their diplomacy. And there is one PM with the courage of a lion to state the fact. And because of them, I can write fearlessly. Shouldn’t we value it instead of taking it all for granted? Realise what boons you are bestowed with while thinking about those lacks of refugees, who are dragged out of their homelands.
I will not waste your time repeating the history anymore. We all know it, however tempered it is. But our history does not begin and end with Europeans entering and leaving India. It expands beyond Vasco de Gama’s maiden voyage to India. Thousands of dynasties has ruled and fought and been defeated and revolted and raised again. And in those endeavours they have together moulded a wonderful culture for us. A culture that always wanted to rise together. We have deep roots. And it is up to us to be rooted or not.
This is our culture. Our culture means progress with unity. It was our weakness to let someone divide us and rule. Are we so fool a people to let it happen again? Oh come on youth, open your eyes. Let’s come out of our little boxes and join hands against attacks on all the fronts. Be it intellectual, commercial or territorial.
I remember a joke of a box full of frogs being shipped from India to abroad. Someone suggested having no need of closing the lid. When asked why, it was explained that none of them will allow the other to escape from the box by pulling each others’ legs. I feel like relating many examples, but refraining from doings so. I guess this joke will be suffice. Are we that cheap? Let not this joke come true. Let’s support each other without any selfish reasons.
If we will all oppose each other and not let greater ideas, substantial concepts and developing thoughts to take over, how will we grow? Are our personal gains and religious choices bigger than the aim of rising together as a country? A generation has sacrificed itself to free our nation. Let us make another sacrifice to take our nation to another higher peak. They have laid the foundation. Let us build a beautiful structure on it. Let us put our country before us. I promise our efforts won’t go in vein.
On our 70th Independence Day, let’s pray for India that is united and prosperous.
A proud Indian.