India got independence from the British on 15th August 1947, but the country became a republic constitutional on 26th January 1950. Since that day 26th January of every year is observed as ‘Republic Day’ marking that auspicious occasion.
From 1950 to the present times there has been a vast difference in India earlier during earlier times
“India was referred as Sone ki Chidya” – Golden Bird
Even today people we all remember singing the song ‘Jaha Daal Daal par sone ki chidiya karti hai basera woh bharat desh hai mera
“Dev Bhoomi” which literally means “The Land Of God”
India is referred as Dev Bhoomi . In India there are thousands of temples, shrines and other sacred places which shows the importance and presence of God. The river Ganga is considered very holy and Goddess
But with time many things have changed ,from petty to heinous crime, corruption,unemployment, discrimination, poverty have gone up. We have always blamed someone or the other for all the problems system as faulty, politicians as corrupt, governments as irresponsible and many other accusations.
Yes the government , the politicians all have a lot of power but what I want to state is that so many times we individuals remain silent and mute observer for our own selfish interest . Discrimination and crime happens many times around us . It may start with a simple thing like giving a bribe for a challan ( Violation Ticket) at a traffic signal and then getting away with it. The attitude remains the same to get away with money or power. We cannot blame the government , or the politicians or anyone for everything .
It’s Simple if we need a change we need to participate and become the change If we remain dishonest, unaccountable and irresponsible, then definitely we will get our governments corrupt, arrogant and insensitive. If we are the master of this democracy, we need to make ourselves deserving to be in a democracy.
So let’s not consider Republic day as another Sunday , let us on this Republic Day think and evaluate ourselves as a citizen and how we can improve ourselves and truly celebrate our Republic Day
Happy Republic Day