The passion for patriotic songs arises only on two days in a year. Caught on a music channel a program where 80% of the current crop of youngsters did not know when the republic day was celebrated, who the father of nation was! Shameful isn’t it?
So why are we surprised that great sacrifices like this are not even remotely recollected by people living in the town itself where it happened, forget the rest of the country remembering them.
And that’s why the newspapers are the most powerful tool and will always be, bringing in stories and making us aware of a glorious past and news like the one above. It makes me proud, proud to be an Indian, someday hoping I’ll be able to give back something, however small, to my land India.
It also gives me hope that someday a generation will take inspiration from these sacrifices, of freedom fighters and our defense personnel and fight to make this country a better place to live in!!
To end a quote from John F. Kennedy:
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.
Now only if we understood the power of our education! JFK’s quote puts it in the best perspective.