To celebrate 70th Independence Day – 15th August 2016, I’d like to first dedicate some lines from a prayer for our countrymen.
Oh Almighty, bless all my people to work and transform
Our country from a developing into a developed nation.
Let this second vision be born out of sweat of my people,
And bless our youth to live in Developed India.
Being Indian and Proud to be Indian- Today I would like to share a conversation that I heard two days back between a group of youth [In the age group 22-30 yrs] in Mumbai Local Train the so called “Life line of Mumbai”
1st person said “Yaar kal 15th Aug ki chutti hai. Chal koi outing plan karte hai”
To which the 2nd person replied.”Sahi hai yaar.Mujhe bhi kal chutti hai.Chal Matheran jaate hai.Aaj mere office mai Independence day Celebration hai.”
Now the 3rd person replied,” Mere office mai bhi Aaj Independence Day Celebration Hai,Pura Din Time pass hoga. Kaash yeh Independence Day har month aata, Desh ka toh koi chance nahi hai par hum sab ka toh bala hoga” To which everyone started laughing.
Hearing this conversation, Some questions came across my mind.
Is this the way Majority of the Youth (known as the Future of India) think? I seriously hope no, But If yes, then Can India ever become a Developed Nation??
Is Patriotism just a mere word which is known to most, but felt by few??
Feeling of Patriotism arises only during the Indian Cricket Matches, Independence Day, Republic Day and during the National Anthem played in the Theaters.
The tastes of most of the Youth has indeed changed.
– Videsh is preferred over Swades.
– Being Practical & Thinking about Yourself is considered “IN FASHION”& Being Patriotic and Thinking about others or society or country is considered as “OUT OF FASHION”!
– Delhi Belly is Loved & appreciated and given a Super Hit Verdict. Swades, Jodha Akbar, Lakshya for most is not entertaining, very long and an okay movie.
I don’t believe in discriminating individuals based on caste or religion and above all I am Indian first and wish every person of this country try to understand this huge responsibility of Freedom …..
I proudly salute all the men and women of our armed forces,naval forces and air force and also their families.
I have a lot to write but let me close this post with a simple message :-
Remember, it’s not the policies, it’s not the government. Its not the figures, its not
the projections. It’s not the surveys, its not the experts. It is the Youth and their dreams that is going to define and change the face of new India .
Chal Chale…Jo Tum Chalo, Toh Hum Chale
Aur Jo Hum Chale, Toh Hindustan Chale.