India: 71st Independence Day by Ms. Preeti Sharma
Stretching from the Great Himalayas to the tropical peninsula, India is possibly the most diverse nation in the world with a dizzying variety of languages, religions, culture, ethnic groups, beliefs, and lifestyle that few continents, leave alone countries, possess. This country of a billion people will be celebrating its 71st Independence Day this year gradually unfolding rare delights. We find in it the centuries old temples, monuments, forts and tombs, the exquisite crafts still made in the traditional way; in the bustle and aromas of its bazaars; or in sudden glimpses of serene beauty that filter through the chaos.
Much of India’s fascination lies in the fact that it is both a young nation and an ancient country rolled into one, where the past and the present constantly collide. The hymns of the Rig Veda are still recited and chanted in temples as well as Indian households even in the 21st century. India’s culture, like its people, is a rich mosaic whose myriad elements have been born of its ancient roots, its foreign influences, and its regional variety. Its richness also stems from the way the ‘Great’ and the ‘Little’ traditions intertwine.
Like elsewhere in the world, modern India is largely inspired by the changes to make a difference. Things are changing and changing quite rapidly. Across the country, the old certainties are giving way to new equations, creating both conflicts and a hope. A great deal of this change has been fueled by India’s vibrant citizens across the world. Narender Singh from Rewari, Haryana is the youngest man of age 21 to climb and reach the Mount Everest whereas Hardik Rastogi from Meerut has made a record by making a bike with an average mileage of 45Km/L at home within a month.
Indians are largely inspired by our dynamic Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and we see a different India and enthusiastic Indians who stand together both in conflict and hope to see the change and to be the change. India of today is on drastic change with the various programs started by the government let it be Make in India, Give It Up, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Swachh Bharat Campaign, Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana and much more. This gives us a hundred reasons to be a Proud Indian where it is the system, the people, the leaders, the rich, the poor, everyone walking hand in hand to be the change and willing to see the change.
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This article is written by Ms. Preeti Sharma, a TGT English teacher in DPSG, Sushant Lok. She believes in honesty and positivity in life. For her, life is nothing but a precious gift and one should enjoy life by being responsible, empathetic and humane. Failures and Achievements are a part of life and every individual should experience all phases in life to be able to understand the facts of life and being positive in all situations.