Republic we stand…

The day began with a frantic call from my friend who had to spend the whole night in the college lab because we had forgot to take the keys before deciding to stay up late in the lab. I was with him till 3 a.m. before I told him that it was his decision to stay, even after everyone had left the lab and so, I was going to go to the room and sleep now. After waking up I still had to decide whether I would be attending the Flag Hoisting ceremony in the campus or not. But then, I had a sudden breeze of patriotism blown, by one of the nationalistic fans that had been installed inside me while i was growing up in our highly patriotic nation, through me and I decided to attend it. While listening to the speakers at the event I got some food for thought when one of the speakers mentioned meeting some freedom fighters last year at some event. I wondered who the freedom fighters were and how many of such freedom fighters are there in every corner of India. While the speaker was using words such as great, e.t.c… I wondered how it would have been for these people back then when they must have been of our age. They were like us, ordinary people and many of them would have just have been a part of some rally somewhere. So, what made them great ?  read more…

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