Sunday, August 25, 2013

67th Independence day

Everywhere there are congratulatory messages, celebrations, elevated moods for 67th Independence day of the Republic of India??

What are we today?

We claim today to be the world's biggest democracy, but only 40% of the population vote! Are we then a real democracy?

40 odd years after Garibi hatao, we still need the Food Security Act to feed our people with 150 gm of food grains/person/day, and the definition of a rich person is a person who can earn more than Rs. 26/day.

We need Aap ke paise aap ke haath (Direct Benefit Transfer) to get in full what is rightfully ours.

We still need to fight in courts about the necessity to sing Vande mataram, our national song, in schools!
We have forgotten the sacrifices made by the anonymous millions during the freedom fight but remember just 1 family n their dynastic rule.

Subhas Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekar Azad, Khudiram Bose are described as terrorists in our text books, but Kasab n the people who wave flags of a neighbouring country are sympathised as freedom fighters!

Is there anything to celebrate, congratulate ourselves?

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