65th Republic Day

On 26th January, we celebrated our 65th Republic Day. This day our constitution; world’s longest written constitution came to force. The celebration happened almost in every places of our country, both in rural and urban area. Lot of speech, discussion, songs, music, feast, dance and many more things happened on the day. We discussed about people like Gandhi, Ambedkar, Nehru and many others. We all celebrated the day with cheerful hearts.

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(Photo: Republic Day celebration at our Hospital Campus)

 But the real question is, did we have enough reason to celebrate it cheerfully, with cheerful heart?

We all say India is shining…. India is developing rapidly etc….. We all talk about DEVELOPMENT but how many of us understand development & its complete picture?

Our Republic Day is not just to celebrate but think and rethink whether we have really moving forward towards the dreams of our great national heroes? What they thought while writing our constitution?

Its time, let us stop and think and then advance.

Where are we now?

I would not say anything on whether we are moving towards the great vision of our heroes or not? I would leave this on readers to decide where we are?

Can we be joyful, knowing that 25.7% of people in rural areas now live below poverty line?

Can we say we are doing justice, after knowing: 836 million Indians survive on less than Rs. 20 (less than half-a-dollar) a day?

Can we say there is equality, after knowing: 10 million people die every year of chronic hunger and hunger-related diseases?

Can we say we are proud on 65th Republic Day, knowing that:  Over 25 lakh Indians die of hunger every year?

Yes, there are many good things that have happened and our country has achieved success in various areas but I don’t have enough reason to be glad. Until everything happening is sustainable and everything happening is reaching to the last person of the country. Until we are able to give justice, equality, liberty and fraternity to all of our citizens I would not say we are doing good.

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(Photo: We were called to a village for the Republic Day celebration on the same day)

Our constitution was a dream of our ancestors and they gave us this to fulfill their dreams – the dream India. The heart and soul of our constitution ‘The Preamble’ : What it says?

“WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA,

having solemnly resolved to constitute INDIA into a

SOVEREIGN, SOCIALIST, SECULAR,

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economics & political:

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith

and worship.

EQUALITY of status and opportunity: and to promote

among them all;

FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and

the unity and integrity of the nation”

Can there be a better dream for a country?

This is the dream that our ancestors had seen of India and it is the responsibility of every one of us to fulfill this. But the question is how far we have fulfilled this wonderful dream? (And you know why am I saying it a dream – because it is not a reality still)

But we can change the world, we can change our country and we have ability to attain any heights.  We can promote justice, equality, liberty and fraternity and can make the whole world a better place to live.

The development which abides justice and equality and is sustainable

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem” – Mahatma Gandhi

Jai hind

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(Our SAO hoisting our National Flag on Republic Day at the Hospital campus)

God Bless You

Abinash Biswal

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