The sense of pride that blossoms in the heart of every Indian is simply remarkable and stupendous.This is largely attributed to the path our Nation has covered over the past.. starting from being the Leading economy in the world to attaining Independence through Non-Violence!..We have been a trend setter on global stage in various aspects..Our tolerance and Integrity is another such example!
These are just few things that makes me feel proud of my Nation..there are more reasons anyway but i don’t think that would lead to the context of my attempt here!
I have always felt a great attachment with this Land ever since my childhood. Infact the first conventional figure that I ever drew in Life was the Indian Flag!
So I feel that the pride we have within us, as Indians can be regarded to a number of reasons but on close observance most of the reasons you could trace might come from the glimpses of history, from our Past!
But for our next generation to feel the same, it’s important we provide them with a strong History like what our ancestors have provided us! Or to the least, cherish our past rather than creating a ruckus over it!..
Certain morals of our Institution that has come from History has travelled with time to be present and should travel further to be the Future too!..
Yes, I am pointing out at the pillars that holds and maintains our national Harmony and Tranquility- DEMOCRACY and SECULARISM.
Today both these pillars don’t just maintain National Calm but are integral to Global Tranquility too!..So something that has evolved and nurtured here has made a huge Impact worldwide! But do we still preserve them?!..
We have a real bad habit of celebrating our past too much that we fail to preserve them for our future!
And now that we have immensely celebrated our Democracy and Secularity we are losing them for the future..I won’t be surprised if our Kids or Grandchildren question India’s Democratic setup and Secularity!
If our Democracy is under threat with politicians almost controlling the top functionaries of our Country-The Supreme Court, Income Tax Department, Governors, Journalists, and in certain cases the Chief Ministers too!
Then our Secularity looks endangered too! The rapid decline of the sense of Secularism than Democracy is because of Zero Resistance from the public!
I say Zero Resistance because I have personally experienced and felt that a large section of our society including the literate individuals have fallen prey to the Divisive politics played over the years!
If Britain carried out Divisive politics by separating Hindus and Muslims, then our current political setup plays the same with Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras! which has now boiled down to Lingayat, Reddy, Kongu, Mudaliyar, Kasabi, Ghadabi and so on…This shall continue untill we don’t realize that we are just another Biological Species trying to make our home (Earth) better!..Unless we realize this basic phenomenon.,I don’t think we can preserve Secularism for our future!
There are more than 3000 castes and 25000 sub-castes in India!..and the range of Divisive politics covers every corner of this Layout!
Despite of having Revolutionary Leaders like Ambedkar and Periyar who have fought the castic evils of our Society all thier lives…We still are a nation which is known for it’s Divisive approach!
What makes me feel so anguished is looking at my own friends drowned in castism..and they are quite deeply rooted into it!!…I thought I better have a word with them so that I could at least unearth thier mindset and the philosophy of them following the castic route!
I was surprised when one of them said that it was a sign of showing thier Integrity!..and another person said that he regards Quran more than the Indian Constitution.I then did feel that this will by no way spread peace.I could only see to this as booming Relegious and Castic Extremism!
This eventually made me confirm that Divisive politics has staged a very successful role in it’s agenda to keep people apart so that Voting and the entire electoral process gets easier!
Given the Intensity of castism in our Country.,there needs to be a Herculean shift in the minds of people to preserve Secularism!..and above all to spread Love and Endorse Humanity!
And To all those who regard Bhagavad Gita, Quran or Bible bigger than the Indian Constitution let me remind you that it’s not these holy books that hold us together and provide us with all the Rights we cherish…it’s the Constitution!
This doesn’t mean that I disregard Holy Books.,it’s just that we don’t Endorse them the way we have to!
Boys And Girls, Men and Women
Hindus and Muslims,
Muslims and Christians,
Sikhs and Jains,
Tamils and Kannadigas,
Tribes and Brahmins,
Vellalar and Nadars,
Where’s all this going to lead us?!..Why don’t we learn the lessons from the principles of Nature, Why don’t we humans reflect any sense of Humanity?…Times are changing and our moral values are fading rapidly..The predominance of castism in our society is just another grim reminder of the Low values we follow!..
Not to forget that Modernization is not just about advancing technically, it’s more about fundamental changes, it’s about being aware of what’s correct and what’s wrong!..It’s about being more cautious of our activities!..It’s about being more Humane.
The best we could do to abolish the stains of castism and divisiveness in our society would be to Educate our Kids so that they aren’t aware of thier Relegion or Caste.,and stay healthy as Humans!