Maatru Devo Bhava: Pithru Devo Bhava:
Acharya Devo Bhava: Athithi Devo Bhava
Pranams to my parents, Gurus and the Honourable Chief Guest and a warm Good Morning to my friends.
All of us have gathered here to celebrate the 67 th Independence Day of our great Bharath Varsha. At this juncture, I want to express my perspective of Independence.
Independence is such a beautiful word that reminds us of Freedom and all niceties associated with it. In all these 67 years we have managed to talk what we want, see what we like, develop technology, invade space, build nuclear bombs, choose our brands, elect our leaders, create business empires, chat and tweet and so on and so forth.
What we have gained so far has been heart-warming but what we have truly lost is heart-rending. What is Independence? Independence is simply non-depending, a stand-alone. We have the right to call us Independents only when we are back to what we were? I am about to espouse on the Independences we are still to possess. Shocked? Sad? But true.
For Millennia, India has been the beacon of culture and civil. No other culture can compare with ours. We, Indians, can proudly say that we have actually sown the seeds of Civilization. Having been pioneers and peers of lifestyle, the current happenings in our lives is bitter and disappointing. Sad, but true.
Having been slaves to a 300 year old regime, we have submitted ourselves so completely and shamelessly. We have totally ignored our glory and heritage. We are DEPENDANT and have adopted their language, dress, education, and manners. Where is our sense of Propriety? Do we lack the talent or are we inferior to anyone? No, No and No. Our immense talent and IQ have been proved beyond doubt. We have to obtain our independence from this cultural catastrophe. Folks I can quote China, Russia, France, Germany, Japan all undisputed technological giants and members of G8 learning and augmenting their skills only in their...
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