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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rejoicing our freedom...

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom - said Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (1947)

A billion population
A billion ideas
A thousand languages
A hundred religions
A hundred rivers

kar chalein hum fida jan o tan saathiyon
ab tumhare hawale watan saathiyon
- sang the soldier in his death bed...
His wish translated in english -"We leave this land forever after giving our everything, now this motherland is yours" (...respect her the way you respect your mother!)
True - there are differences, there are conflicts, there are challenges, there are diversities, but the reason we stand together to this day is our unity in integrity.
Friends - Let us not compromise the dignity of our motherland on any pretext. You cannot see you mom bleed. Can you? So, we should not let anyone hurt our motherland!

Indians should strive to respect every guest in this country on the lines of "atithi devo bhava..."(Guests are as good as God). But given a challenge, where our unity, integrity, sovereignty and freedom is threatened, we should be powerful enough to retaliate strongly!
Terrorism in all forms, in all names, in all pretexts should never be let to grow. We are a free nation and we have every right to lead our lives in our own ways.

No nation is perfect. India is also not. But, we have the onus on us to make it perfect. We fail to understand the meaning of freedom simply because we were fortunate enough not to experience what slavery meant.

India is a land of great men and women!

Stop! Think! Ask yourself - are you carrying the legacy forward? Are we upholding our values and principles?

All is well! Partying, catching movies, playing pranks, working like work horses - all come and go! At the end of the day, what is it that we are giving back to our motherland?

I loved Gandhiji's talisman.
It reads - “I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny ? In other words, will it lead to Swaraj (i.e. self-rule) for the hungry and spiritually starving millions ?
Then you will find your doubts and your self melting away.”

Please try to follow this, so wonderful that this can be applicable for everyone, irrespective of nationality!
Finally, today is 15th August! Happy Independence Day, India! May the flag keep fluttering for thousands and thousands of years! Amen!

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pawan said...

Happy Independence day Chiranjib.

Good post to to celebrate this day and also to remember our martyr's!

Jai Hind!

P.S: Missng you on my blog :D

Chiranjib said...

Happy Independence Day to you too!
Jai hind!
Am off to your blog now! :D

BK Chowla said...

Happy independence day to you and all your readers.

Chiranjib said...

@BK Chowla
Happy Indepedence Day to you too! :)

vimmuuu said...

Happy Independence Day, buddy !

Chiranjib said...

Yes, same to you! :D

Cabin-boy Dave said...

Happy Independence Day, my friend!

Chiranjib said...

@Cabin-boy Dave
:) welcome you here...
Happy independence day...

preposterous girl said...

Hi chiranjib..
happy independence day..
A very god post at this time when we as a nation are gng through suvh tumulutous time .. Kudos :-)

Swaram said...

Belated wishes :)

Chiranjib said...

@preposterous girl
Same to you, friend. Thanks and am glad that you liked it. :)

Welcome to my blog! And belated wishes to you too! :)

sakthi said...

Hi i read your post its very nice and wonderful...
so i add u in my bolg list and can u add me in your blog list...

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

belated happy independence day :)

Chiranjib said...

Thank you so much! I would definitely add you. Come back any time! :D

@Fantasies of a Lifetime
Same to you! :D

Rajkumar said...

like you blog so much i like to be your follower and add you in my blogroll

Chiranjib said...

Thank you so much! Readers like you make my day! :D