Three Cheers To Our FREEDOM

Posted: August 13, 2015 in My Silly thoughts
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“Jana-Gana-Mana-Adhinayaka,Jaya He”
My 4 years old niece started to sing out
​our ​national anthem with a ​steady​ voice. A ​Sales guy in the show room was startled to see one of his customer’s daughter singing the ​ national anthem, which she taught at school ​, not caring the bystanders. I was supposed to be standing for the anthem​ but I didn’t ,​not because I don ‘​t respect my country but because of ​my niece’s inappropriate timing to sing our national anthem in the ​middle of a ​shopping mall. Before I could stop her she continued with a ​firm voice
“Bharata-Bhagya-Vidhata
Punjab-Sindhu-Gujarata-Maratha
Dravida-Utkala-Banga
Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga
Uchchhala-JaladthaTaranga
Tava Subha Name Jage
Tava Subha Ashisa Mage
Gahe Tava Jaya Gatha.
Jana-Gana-Mangala Dayaka, Jaya He
Bharata-Bhagya-Vidhata,
Jaya He, Jaya He, Jaya He,
Jaya, Jaya, Jaya, Jaya He”
Which was followed by three times of​ “vande matharam”. I sat there watching her and wondering what is the difference between her and us. She sang the beautiful song without understanding its meaning and we grown up do the same thing. The ​Only difference is,​ she sings everyday before leaving the school and we just ​on independence day or on republic day after the day’s ​lengthy, spiced up speech . While our tongue automatically picks up​ the familiar words our mind wanders about thousand other things.
This country has given freedom to you; freedom to talk, freedom to dress as you please, freedom to follow your so called man made religion, Freedom to eat whatever you like, freedom to go anywhere you like. If you are deprived of this freedom then don’t blame the country just blame the humans around you​
We may not understand the true meaning of freedom because we were born free .​ W​ild animals​ trapped in a ​zoo, a ​ p​risoner in a ​jail and probably ​ many others trapped in, truly realize the meaning and significance of freedom. I agree we are officially the slaves of corruption, rape,moral policing,over population, scams but intellectually​ we all are free. Aren’t there so many countries which​ treat their citizens like mere insects?​ W​e Indians are still better than them,so let’s all be grateful for that. Indians might be perceived in various disparate ways round the globe, but don’t we all ​belong to this ​ race of exotic ,extraordinary ​people ,who​ work hard, play harder and entertain the whole world with our​ catchy Hindi songs ?
​ Patriotism is something which you cant develop on independence day listening to speeches of our​ ancestor​’​s sacrifices and singing national anthem, its something you should feel everyday, every minute in your bones regardless of country you reside and currency you earn.

Enjoy your freedom and let others enjoy theirs​. You are born free, thanks to our ancestors, just make sure you die free. Have a en-kindling 69th Independence day.

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Comments
  1. Kishore Unhelakr says:

    Learning is always everywhere

  2. If you have noticed, the anthem just smartly and beautifully defines the geography of India. It doesn’t talk about politics religion or any other things. Pity that even after 69 years we couldn’t realize this and kept fighting for things which are not included in the anthem. Anyway thanks for reminding again how beautiful our anthem is.

    Oh. When see were children we believe what we were taught. And as we grow up we do exactly opposite of what we had learnt . we just take maths science and economics and leave out the social studies. 😁

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