January 26, 2011

Republic Day of India

On this day...

...I remember the words of my school teacher who first explained to me the significance of the Republic Day.

...I feel honoured to be a self-confident citizen of the largest democracy in the world.

...I shall remember that the outbursts of emotions and fervour of patriotism is not to be abused but to remember that a person is not bound by a certain area of land, mountains, rivers or woods, but has a connection and allegiance with the humanity of the whole world.

...I shall do my part to, however insignificant it may be, to eliminate corruption that has spread its tentacles to every segment of society and fight any threat to our unity and polity.

...I resolve not to lose faith in our system and not allow to create a generation of confused identity but one that recognizes the need to reduce poverty and alleviate hunger.

...I shall never give up hope that my nation will someday usher in a classless, free and happy society as the founding fathers of our Constitution had envisioned.

...I shall do whatever it takes, incurable optimist that I am, to send the right signals to honest law-abiding citizens that all is not lost and that justice shall prevail.

...I shall do my little part to participate and help my nation in taking confident strides in diverse fields of development and progress, and shall continue to believe in the magic of sustaining democratic process in spite of several constraints.

...I shall learn to celebrate a Constitution that is created to protect our rights and allow us to be good citizens while not trampling over the rights of others.

Indian Embassy, Kuwait

On this day...

...I salute all those, unknown and faceless maybe, but dedicated and courageous soldiers and other defence personnel of India, deployed within the country and abroad, who tirelessly work for the nation and its freedom.

...and always, I shall remember the overwhelming feeling experienced as I observed the tricolor being hoisted this morning and solemnly watched it flutter high up in the winter skies in a land far away from India.

A salute also to my dear readers on this Republic Day.

7 comments:

Mridula said...

Great sentiments. And good to see you blogging again.

kanak7 said...

I join you in saluting our courageous soldiers...wonderful post! And so good to see you again!!

magiceye said...

JAI HIND!

chitra said...

Very good post. Apt words used to convey the real feelings. Happy you are back.

R. Ramesh said...

Happy RDay 2 u 2 friend

Photo Cache said...

happy republic day - is this your version of independence day?

indicaspecies said...

Mridula,
Kanak,
Deepak,
Chitra,
Ramesh,
Photo Cache,
Thank you for dropping by and for your good wishes.

Photo Cache,
India obtained its independence on 15 August 1947. While the Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule, the Republic Day celebrates the coming into force of its constitution. India adopted democratic government system on 26 January 1950 after which it became a republic in its true sense.
Cheers.