Thursday, January 26, 2006
India Celebrates 57th Republic Day
Today India celebrated its 57th Republic Day. 26th January 1950 is one of the most important days in Indian history as it was on this day the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state. In this day India became a totally republican unit.
This day is even more important than 15th August when some outsiders left the nation and other politicians took the charge. The real Independence, our own system and our own law was implemented on this day. This is the day we promised ourselves by means of constitution to build a republic, liberate, socialist, secular and democratic Nation. We gave ourselves the right to Vote. We made ourselves free from not only a Foriegn government but also from our own rivals, the social bounds, the caste slavery, the communal diversities and much more. One Man One Vote! One law for billions of people. Can there be a better example of equality than this! The worlds biggest, greatest and most stable democracy was founded on this very special day. This is a day to thank our constitution.
All great! But does the dream comes true? I know most of the voices would say no. Why? Why our religious identities still more prominent than national. Why the caste poison still alive? Why some castes still assumed superior than others? Why someone is blessed by birth and someone cursed? Why do we stilll fight in name of god? Why is the justice still out of reach? Can't we ever keep our own promise? Will constitution replace our Geeta, Kuraan and Bibles? Shall we ever establish the true Democracy?
Lets not get too negative. After all we celebrate this day to remind ourselves our duties. Let's build the Nation! Happy Republic Day!!!