Independence Day

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The Mechanical Celebration of the Independence Day
Congratulations to all my fellow countrymen, on the occasion of the sixty fifth independence day! I wonder to see the number ‘sixty fifth’; as I think what we, the Indians have done for our motherland? Mother India is watching all her children in low spirits. Except in some fields, we Indians have not yet crossed a single mile in the journey of towards national progress. How mechanically the Independence Day celebration is going on year by year… It has really become a formality to hoist the Tricolor, sing ‘Jana Gana Mana’; sing patriotic songs one or two. While some small children stick the small tricolor on their shirts; and someone will be still slumbering in his bed, hoping to enjoy the holiday of the Independence Day. This is what the Independence Day meant for the citizens of India. ‘Ae mere watan ke logon…’, ‘Mere des ki dharti…’, ‘Maa tujhe Salaam…’, etc. will be heard only on the day of Independence celebration. No one knows where these great patriotic songs disappear after 15th August and 26th January, as these are heard only on these two eves. Actually we are not listening them by will, but somehow those songs in the form of sound waves, merely enter our ears which seems to be a formality nowadays. These songs should always be hummed in the heart of every Indian and one should really mean those songs. Some regular students come to attend this celebration and as usual, t troop of the NCC cadets, few teachers and that’s it! I can tell that nearly 40 percent of the Indian population might be enjoying this holiday, lazily sleeping and yawning! See the spirit of the ‘Hindustanis’. Who is responsible for such a pitiable condition? The answer is ‘the people’ themselves. The Indians have a bad habit of skipping their primary work of giving votes during the elections. However much literate we are, intelligent and wise people; but we do this big fault during the time of elections. Many people do not vote and...
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