Cycle [C] August 15 Independence Day

 August 15. Independence Day

Today is a great day for us. When we celebrate our Independence Day, we should remember those who have fought for freedom. Thousands of people sacrificed their time, talent, energy, freedom and life so that   we will enjoy freedom. The freedom that we enjoy today is built on the sweat and blood of many.

Today, we have the freedom to follow our Right to Education, right to speak, and many more. Our country is one of the largest democracies in the world. India is one of the largest countries in the world of doctors, engineers, and Scientists. We’ve come a long way after independence.

Our freedom fighters have also taught us many lifelong lessons. They were fearless to take a stand for what they trusted in – If Mahatma Gandhi didn’t take a stand for us or if Bhagat hadn’t spoken for us, where we would’ve been. So do not be afraid to speak. Do not hesitate to take a stand, if you think something is wrong.

We should all be proud to be Indian, and we should admire our fortune to have been born in the land of Independent India.

From 1857 to 1947, history has noticed several revolutions and sacrifices of our great leaders and freedom fighters. Even today we have many soldiers who leave their luxurious life to protect our nation and us. For the sake of their country, they decide to join the army. They go to missions with no idea whether they will come back alive or wrapped in National Flag.  Our safety and security are built on their sacrifice. Their invaluable sacrifices lead us to live today with each night sleeping comfortably on our bed. It is an inspiration to all of us to have the courage and religiously celebrate the pride of being born in this country. 

Once again let us cherish the dream of the freedom fighters and Tagore:

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
where the knowledge is free, where the world has not been broken up into fragments but narrow domestic walls;
where the world come out from the depth of truth;
where tireless striving stretches its arms toward 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”