To Kindle Patriotism in the Youth to Serve the Nation
The youth of our country has the ability to change the nation. As it is rightly said that the future depends on the young generation. So it is our duty to serve the nation and make every possible effort to make our country better. One of the main motives for the celebration of Independence Day is to make our youth aware.
The way our founding fathers envisioned a free India and realized their dreams, our youth also must unite as one nation and liberate our country from the shackles of caste, religion, corruption, and exploitation.
Moreover, it is to tell them how our country got independence from the clutches of the Britishers. And the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters because of their for the country. Furthermore, it is also done so that the children may come to know the history of their country. And the way the development took place in the past years. So that they be serious about their future careers and put efforts to make our country better.
How the youth today defines freedom?
When we look at the different kinds of freedom that people are asking for, it is right there is no physical colonisation, but intellectual and capitalist colonisation still exists and so we have to get rid of this.
We performed a social experiment asking the people on the street what independence means to them and one of them said that if this Independence Day if the country can give us fresh air to breathe, and air free of pollution, then our freedom is achieved.
While most of the youth demanded freedom in the larger context, for some freedom meant being unshackled from their families and the people around them.
The young boy in the crowd defined his freedom as being able to do anything, especially being free from family and other bondage, so that he can get closer to his dream.
Freedom for some is no encroachment, not being answerable to anyone.
In conclusion, the youth says that Freedom is when your mind is without fear, when one is in control of one’s actions intellectually, spiritually and emotionally without being bound by societal constraints.
Freedom is not a state of being, it is more of a journey. With each station, we shed freedom from something, either from being a prisoner of habit or of behaviour or certain other traits.
In short, for some, freedom was a state of mind and for others, it was a journey.