Friday, January 27, 2012

26th Jan - Republic Day

Happy Republic day to my fellow Indians. Every year , no matter what the circumstances are, our country celebrates Republic day with opulence. Watching the Republic Day parade held in New Delhi is a part of everyones childhood memories. What is the significance of this grand celebration is a question we rarely ask ourselves. Once asked, everyone is ready with the answer that the Indian Constitution was formed that day on 26th January 1950.
While Independence Day celebrates the freedom from British Rule, the Republic Day celebrates the coming into force of its constitution
Republic Day Parade New Delhi 2012
It is on these two days of the year everyone in India suddenly become patriotic. Be it a polictician, a chief guest at any of the flag hoistings around the country, or anyone who is given the mike to speak on these two days. A principal of a college talks about unity in diversity, says that we all are of different castes but we all are one big family. The very next day he shows his favortisim to the teachers and students of his caste and his dislike towards the others. Someone says "Corruption!!" this is the reason we haven't developed as much as China! Yes sir, it is true what you say. The very next day of work, the same person thinks what profit can he make by cheating a bit, by doing something illegal because someone will bribe him. He thinks nobody would know of all his corrupt life style. Everyone knows sir ji, everyone does. 
Let this be a message to everyone, the patriotic speech which is spoken by you, should be followed for atleast a day. Follow what you preach! Words have done no good to the benefit of the country. Be an example of honesty and not of someone who takes a little bribe. The typical mentality of pointing fingers at others, look he is more corrupt than me, isn't going to get us anywhere.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Good one Priyanka!