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Independence that is – Swaadhintaa!

We are celebrating the 74th Independence of our great nation. The country which has great culture and has been considered the ‘Vishva Guru’. Those who have faith in our rich traditions and culture rejoice by heart on this auspicious day.


As a nation we never thought of grabbing the territories of other nations and always taught others also the lesson of peace and togetherness. We wish the best for everybody and believe in ‘Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina, Sarve Santu Niramaya’ May all be happy and healthy, let all be gentle people and may nobody be in grief.

Anyway, on the occasion of Independence day, let us think about what is independence. As an independent nation, we as a big nationwide family have to plan for progress so that everybody gets opportunities to attain the heights in life as per his or her capacities and intelligence. Let there be enough opportunities so that everybody can attain his or her goals in life. We all depend on each other and we must help others in achieving their goals.


What is independence by the way? Be it as a nation or as an individual. Anybody who have just to obey the orders of others, is often oppressed but he or she doesn’t have to think much. Just follow the command and live the way his master allows him to!


As an independent nation or person, we have to make our plans, implement them and be responsible for the consequences. We are free to live the way we want to live, act as we wish but, a nice example is that our freedom to spread our arms is to the extent that our hands do not come in the way of anybody else or not hit somebody in any way!


An independent society is like an orchid, or a garden where all the trees grow as per their capacity and inner strength and make the garden beautiful. There is a communist school of thought, where they say that the trees may be cut at the top to make them equal. However there are weaker sections who need support to come forward.


The democratic philosophy believes in providing everybody opportunities to grow as per their strength and intelligence and contribute towards the well-being of the society. We also believe in the philosophy- ‘From each according to his capacities and to each according to his needs.’


Yes we are an independent nation and we are on the way to liberate our masses from poverty, illiteracy, superstition etc. etc., but we have to continue on this journey. Sometimes we feel that we have moved forward but then some hurdles come in so many forms like- earthquake, floods, pandemic etc. and we are thrown backwards. We have to continue working towards our goals and bring happiness and self-dependence to those who are left behind in the race.


It is a never-ending journey, because we may always have to face new challenges and reconsider our goals. But as a progressive nation we are on the right path and our people are becoming more and more vigilant. I am sure that as a great nation we would find a more and more, respectable place in the world community.


This is my humble submission on the #IndiSpire prompt- Are we really independent? Has India been liberated from poverty, illiteracy, superstition, bigotry…? How long is our journey to Independence yet? #Independence


Thanks for reading.

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