Let’s Celebrate…

images1 Happy Republic Day, my dear (Indian) Readers!

On the occasion of India’s 59th Republic Day, I am deeply disturbed to have realized that we Indians do not celebrate this important day with great pomp and splendour as we do our other festivals, Friendships day and Valentine’s Day. Why is this with us, Indians? 26th January every year, is such an important date. This is the date when the Indian Constitution came into force. This is the day when we started to use the freedom, won by the great leaders of our country. Instead of celebrating this day, we sit in our air-conditioned homes, feel pleased to have an extra holiday, and utilize this day as any other Sunday by sleeping, watching movies etc.

There are a very few Indians who view the Republic Day Parade in person or images11on television.Most of us don’t express our patriotism, which we must. We blame everyone around us for each and everything that goes wrong, starting from a pin not found in its place to terrorist attacks. Do we express our patriotism, that we blame the politicians for everything going wrong? I don’t say that politicians are 100% right, but when we don’t pay respects to our country, how can we expect them to?

If we, citizens take the Republic Day so lightly and pass the day, like any other weekend, even they would do the same and not work for the welfare of the country. If we citizens become more enthusiastic and show our care and concern for the country, I am sure India would reach greater heights. To conclude, I would just say that please allow the Indian in you, to wake up. Jaago India, Jaago.

New Year 2009…

happy_new_yearIn the year 2008, we witnessed many things, good and bad. We hope 2009 would be a better than the last one and the year after would be better than that and it goes on… People around the world have made predictions about the coming year, others are making new resolutions, and some others are just waiting for a chance to party.

On the occasion of New Year, I, suggest that we should all unite and fight against global warming, terrorism and everything which aim to destruct our society and the world at large, making our lives miserable. Fighting is not easy to practice, but much easier to preach, so I, suggest that we should ask the Almighty, to help us in all our endeavors and help build a world, worth living in. I would like to end this post by a short poem, I recently read –

Happiness keeps you sweet,

Trials keep you strong,

Sorrows keep you human,

Failures keep you humble,

Success keeps you glowing

And God keeps you going.

So, as the New Year dawns, I hope it beacons the way to greater joys for the entire world.