I dream bigger dreams for my motherland
A friend just asked me how I am celebrating Independence Day. I mused for a while. And then I replied, “By enjoying my independence”. Isn’t this the best way to celebrate the day? Just revel in the fact that you are free. You can breathe in a country where its own people make their own decisions, whether right or wrong.
But in my opinion, true celebration will come at a time when each and every citizen is free in every sense of the word. I will celebrate when I won’t see any child working as labor. I will celebrate when I won’t hear of any woman being burnt to death. I will celebrate when girls can choose what to study, whom to marry, what to wear. I will celebrate when every girl child is allowed to live, and not killed at birth. And then we can say we are free. That We have independence. Independence from ignorance and hatred.
I am not cynical. I am proud of my country. I feel elated that we are not under any other country’s rule for 62 years now. I just want more. I want more for India. I dream bigger dreams for my motherland.
“Mera Bharat Mahaan”… banana padega …