Happy Republic Day

January 26, 2009 § 16 Comments

 

Today is India’s republic day 🙂 (a reminder to all those who have forgotten). Instead of a long post,let me ask you all a question.

This day,all those years back in 1950,our constitution came into effect.How much do you think we have improved since then,economically,socially,politically and how close are we achieving its objectives? 

And to those who haven’t read my poems on India:-

My India

61 years have gone by

India Through the Lenses

Mother India

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§ 16 Responses to Happy Republic Day

  • I think the progress that we have made in the last 60 years has not been bad. Especially when the englishmen wondered how a nation of different ‘nations’ in itself can hold on together. We have set an example that unity in diversity is possible. But I feel we should not blindly follow the west (this has been more prominent in the last few years) and also look at an inclusive growth where we grow along with the society and not inspite of it. But I feel that our cultural superiority is getting eroded quite fast. What the British were not able to achieve in 150 years, might happen faster if we keep losing owr educated manpower to the United States at this rate.

  • Reema says:

    nice video!!
    I think we do have come a long way but it has only been 60 years…Other developed countries had to start from zero but we had to start from -100…so we are at zero now.. we still have a long way ahead to progress.

  • Amita says:

    While we have a lot to be proud of on India’s Republic Day, we also have to remember that we still have a long way to go. The youth of our country are the ones who can help India reach a point where every child is educated, and every person has food to eat; where health care and clean water are available to every citizen.

    Help a young person have a brighter future at GiveIndia.

    http://www.giveindia.org/t-help-india-youth.aspx

  • Gargi Dixit says:

    Its good that none of us was beaten by some gang of goons on 24rth of january night like the girls and boys who suffered the curse of Shri Ram Sena in Mangalore.

    Otherwise we might not have been able to say “Happy Republicans Day” so happily.

    I maintain that India is yet not free as freedom is the independence of Man from men, it is the sovereignty of individual to act rationally. Freedom doesn’t mean rule of majority, even Savages follows the rule of their cults!

    but then its just the start of the proceedings. Such proceedings will go up till 14rth of februry. Innocent girls and boys will be harassed, beaten and assaulted becoz some section will think they are hurting Indian culture.
    Anyways, since none of us was there in that mangalore pub where those innocent youth were harassed, hence we can say Happy Republicans day. Does it make one feel to be in the group of those who were beaten, or in the group of those who harassed them? Or may it just doesn’t matter anymore.

  • Gargi Dixit says:

    and ohh yes, as usual, the comment was extra bit long may be unwanted too.

  • Gargi Dixit says:

    we have a lot to be proud of on India’s Republic Day, we also have to remember that we still have a long way to go. The youth of our country are the ones who can help India reach a point where every child is educated, and every person has food to eat; where health care and clean water are available to every citizen.

    Who we, and why?

    Where are the parents of those child?

    Are they all orphan? if they are orphan, why not all those couples and singles who are in dire desire of adopting a child adopts them?

    Who will feed them? Who feeds us? Who produces wheat? Government?, Engineer? Doctor?

    Charity is never a solution. Every person need to increase his own productivity if he need to survive honestly. otherwise he will be dependent on loot and will live the life of a parasite./

  • Nita says:

    We have improved a lot since those days! Fewer people are poor and women are getting heard more than ever before. Indians are becoming mobile and understanding each other’s regions more. There is greater awareness in the world about Indian and greater awareness in India about the world.
    Unfortunately politics has deteriorated but I see hope for the future.
    Happy Republic Day to you too.

  • Gargi Dixit says:

    Unfortunately politics has deteriorated but I see hope for the future.

    Fortunately, Politics was never the prime mover of any society ever since the start of history.
    What moves a society forward is economics, who makes a society great, is the producer, creator, provider. Government or politics does not create anything, although it impedes the process of production for sure.

    If one have food, he can think further. What is food? It is wealth, it is the base of economy.

  • tarun goel says:

    Something will never happen untill “I” not “we” do something
    Happy Republic Day, Life is beautiful.

  • Solilo says:

    While aam janta have made a lot of progress, our politicians have gone way down. In earlier days politicians were educated and had a dream for country’s prosperity. Now politicians know how to milk a buffalo and send goons to moral police women.

    This republic day would have been better had we not seen the goon attacks on women and sadly! I don’t see any big leader criticizing it even when we have a woman President.

  • Chirag says:

    Dude, why Happy?

  • Improved? Are you kidding? Are we any better than what our predecessors were? Maybe we are better off in terms of technology, infrastructure and so on……but are we any better in our person / people?

    I doubt we ever will be!

  • @DI: true..but then we aren’t helping people to stay here either with reservations etc.

    @Reema:hmmm…

    @gargi dixit: our thoughts seem to be on the same lines…

    @nita: true,guess politics is the evil,is the necessary one?

    @tarun: 🙂

    @solilo: Woman president? who? 😛 you mean the lady who goes on a holiday using tax payers’ money while the country is getting bombed?

    @chirag: why not happy?

    @rakesh: 🙂

  • Jeevan says:

    I feel we are losing the true meaning of leaders. We are more into development by destroying what’s important and nature.

  • sakhi says:

    A very happy republic day to you!

  • arvind says:

    Happy republic day 🙂

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