Saare Jahan Se Acha Hindustan Hamara



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आज तिरंगा फहराता है अपनी पूरी शान से।
हमें मिली आज़ादी वीर शहीदों के बलिदान से।।

आज़ादी के लिए हमारी लंबी चली लड़ाई थी।
लाखों लोगों ने प्राणों से कीमत बड़ी चुकाई थी।।
व्यापारी बनकर आए और छल से हम पर राज किया।
हमको आपस में लड़वाने की नीति अपनाई थी।।

हमने अपना गौरव पाया, अपने स्वाभिमान से।
हमें मिली आज़ादी वीर शहीदों के बलिदान से।।

A few verses of a great poem depicting the struggle of Indian independence

It has been a long and hard battle. and now

We are celebrating the 74th independence day this year. Every year, the tricolour flag is hoisted at the red fort and a parade is organized. Millions of people watch the live telecast from home and the lucky thousands who are invited witness it live. The prime minister addresses the nation

Why do we celebrate this day ?

Firstly to remember those great men, their values, and ethics. We cannot forget the sacrifices that they made because of which we breathe in an independent India today. And knowing the past brings a greater sense of appreciation for the present. Secondly to honor them and be thankful for what we have got today, thankful for being born in this world where we do not have to give blood for freedom. Gratitude is an important and fulfilling virtue. Thirdly, to bring a sense of purpose and unity in today's youth. You can get inspired when you hear the stories of Bhagat Singh, Jhansi rani Laxmi Bhai, Mahatma Gandhi , Subash Chandra Bose, and all those freedom fighters whose names can fill a book.

And our national anthem, our national song has the power to do this, to appreciate this great land.

This year was a bit different. But a mere pandemic did not stop the Indians all over the world to come together in a feeling of solidarity.

 At the red fort, attendance was limited. the general public was not invited to the event  No kids were invited or permitted inside as a safety measure. According to sources, the  NCC (National Cadet Corps) cadets were as well as 1,500 corona warriors, including 500 police personnel who have recovered from the infection, were called to attend the function. The flag was hoisted and our  PM Narendra Modi gave us a rousing speech touching a number of significant topics to the country.

All in all it was yet another successful celebration. Likewise, the celebrations were held with the precautions in mind in various institutions. The national anthem was sung with pride and the flags were hoisted and honored.

Whatever your feelings may be, independence day is one such day when the Indian in you is awoken. You can't help but feel connected to your motherland, a country so rich and beautiful. You're filled with pride and patriotism. And I'm pretty sure the colours orange white and green have never spoken to you as much as this day.

Since we won the battle of independence on 15th August 1947, the country has been fighting one war or another and our battles continue to this day. the latest being the COVID19  pandemic.  And we honor those soldiers, those doctors, those nurses, and every other warrior that fights to make our lives a little better everyday.

A big strong tree is nothing without its roots.  Likewise, wherever we go, whatever we do, as we accept new ideologies, we should never forget our root values. Because that is when things start going wrong.

Even today, social evils like caste discrimination, superstitions, and illiteracy hold our country in its shackles.

Our ex-prime minister  Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji says in his poem ;

पन्द्रह अगस्त का दिन कहता - आज़ादी अभी अधूरी है।
सपने सच होने बाक़ी हैं, राखी की शपथ पूरी है॥

( Translation: 15th august tells us, that our independence is not complete. Dreams are yet to be fulfilled and the promises of rakshabandan are pending)

We the children of today are the future of tomorrow. We have to continue this fight against evil, it's our responsibility that we take India forward on the path of progress and fulfill the dream of independent India. One way to do this, support every good initiative put forward by the government

Understand the value of your freedom and use it rightly.

Jai Hind

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