Sixty three years ago, on this day India freed herself from the shackles of British rule to begin an independent journey that shaped her destiny. It is to India’s credit that till today after Independence, she has guarded herself from dictators, military rule, civil war or foreign invasion and continues to shine as the world’s largest democracy. Today it is one of the fastest growing world economies, transforming millions of lives. Always equated with snake charmers, elephants, fakirs, poverty, slums, illiterate, the holy cow, crowd and pollution, India is now known for her educated manpower, software engineers, Bollywood, professional NRIs and business magnets, among other things.
I AM PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN.
This year I will not be able to attend India's Independence Day celebration at the Indian Embassy,Kuwait as Jeet has his office. It's a working day. But last year it was on a weekend. So we were able to attend it. I will certainly miss the celebration.
In a foreign country that too in a Middle East Muslim country like Kuwait we celebrated it so much fun, proudness and most importantly without fear, then why not in our motherland Assam??Can’t we be like rest of India and foreign countries in observing our Independence Day???When will such a day come???These thoughts filled my mind as we drove back home.
I remembered Jawaharlal Nehru’s Independence Day speech…. "Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again."
Its time for us, all assamese people to defy the Bandh and celebrate it with love, fun and frolic.