The morning of 15 August,1947. It must’ve been very special for people who lived to see it. When they slept on the night of 14 August,1947, they were slaves of the Britishers. But when they woke up, they were the residents of a new, independent nation – India.
The country got its independence after 1000 years of slavery.And it was not so easy to get this freedom. For this, our country and countrymen paid a great price. Many were killed, many beheaded and several houses were destroyed and smouldered. It seems that independence became the most valuable thing.
Today, we all are free. We live and breathe in open air and proudly call ourselves a hindustani. But ,to understand the real meaning of this freedom is still difficult for me.
We have been stuck with our old believes and customs even after 70 years of independence.
The science has achieved much progress though, and many national and multinational companies are investing in the Indian market. Still, India contributes 37% of world’s total illiteracy. Over 12 million children in India are involved in child labour.
The state of females in our country is yet gruesome. Every year several cases of female foeticide are reported as we still consider social evils as dowry and sex discrimination bigger than the freedom to live.
Even today in our country, Panchayat decides whether girls should wear jeans or should use Facebook or not. Many innocent lives are still taken away in whammy.
Today, India is free but the vision of free India is yet ambiguous and somber. It is still far away from the India which was discussed and dreamt by our freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the sake of our freedom.