WHAT INDEPENDENCE MEANS TO YOUTH

Why is it only on the 15th of August or 26th of January we feel ‘Indian’? Why does the pride and patriotism towards our motherland only come out during an India-Pakistan cricket match? Why does the sudden realization of being Indian occur to us only when we watch a movie like Chak De India? Why? “I’m proud to be an Indian.” How often have you heard that phrase? How often have you heard that phrase and felt the emotion coming through, like a quiver of arrows?
Now if  we  look  a little away  from  these i must say
Independence to me is having the most important thing in the world, i.e., freedom, without having to own it.Independence is necessary to us as much as oxygen is, and hence, we must listen to what people have to say and then decide upon whether it is correct or not, or else remain a fool forever.How often do we actually think about the sacrifice, the struggle that has gone into obtaining this freedom that we’re enjoying, other than while studying about it in history class? To be honest, I never do. Independence to me means nothing. Being proud of my country on Independence Day and Republic Day every year has become more than a habit now. However, this needs to change, and fast.But  a question often  occurs to me , If we were independent, why would most of our country’s major decisions be governed or influenced by various external factors? What good is it to be Independent as a nation, if the mind is a prisoner?independence  is not only  freedom  of speech  freedom  should be in  every field  culture  even  music  .It however reminds me  of a few lines  by tagore
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

 

 

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