Most of us are very proud to shout loudly and say that we are Independent.
Our country attained Independence from British Raj, after a long struggle of freedom fight and on loss of many great heroes' lives and loss of much property. Much blood has been spilt all over the corners of country for many years and the unforgettable Jallianwala Bagh well is the witness of our people's sacrifice.
Our great father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi with the cooperation of many great selfless heroes fought bare handed with those rulers armed with many sophisticated weapons and attained freedom for our lives from their tyranny.
Now, we are happy to feel ours an Independent country and reap the fruits of all their bloodshed.
We simply commemorate their sacrifices on a single day like this and feel quite satisfied that we have done our duty to thank them. Some of us may not be doing even this small favour to our heroes. We enjoy a holiday delighting ourselves with picnics, parties, sweets and chats. Our duty is over. Done much to pay our homage. Is n't it?
But, even so, I feel somehow that we are still not Independent.
All around, I see the shadows and gallows of western culture, fashion, lifestyle haunting our people, especially our younger generation. It appears that they are still in the shackles of foreign rulers and not got freed from them.
Our Indian country has great culture, great heritage, art, science, music everything which is never lower than other cultures. Then why do we get attracted towards other glamorous lifestyles instead of promoting our lifestyles and culture? Why are you so weak and easily fall prey to those artificial things leaving your own country or region's high valued natural lifestyles which are far more superior than those western styles?
You will get much more satisfaction and comfort by following your own heritage and lifestyle instead of mimicking other countries.
Try to learn the greatness of the lifestyle and culture of your country and your native region and practice it always. Be proud of your country, your state, your city, your village, street and home and have the guts to shout loudly and say that you are a guy from your place and you love and be proud of what you are.
Free yourself from the bondage of western lifestyles and be proud to live as an Indian.