On 15th August 15, 2011, Indian independence turned 64. Centuries ago, some people took it as their duty to free their motherland from the clutches of Britishers. It’s due to their sacrifice that I am today living in a free country and can say, “I am proud to be Indian”.
But sadly when I see the current scenario in which India is today, the only thing I feel is that- India needs to grow up!
There are certain things which the people need to understand and create a space for change.
Today when some people stand up against corruption, the government in turn accuses them to be corrupt. Rather they should see to what the people want and what is best for the nation, government is trying to make focus shift to irrelevant things!
The government now wants to monitor Facebook and Twitter in the name of national interest. I thought I was living in a democracy had the freedom of expression as my right!
A film is banned because the state feels it will poke certain delicate issues. How can anyone have any issues with the movie when the Censor Board passed it with U/A certificate (Universal/Adult). The Central Board of Film Certification is a government of India regulatory body.
Certain words in a song become objectionable and ministers’ depositing millions and billions of money in their Swiss bank accounts is not any matter to be looked into!
India needs to broaden their horizons and learn to accept the change.
We really need to retrospect and see if we really are free? What should we do so that the phrase, “I am proud to be an Indian” maintains its pride!