Freedom is the birthright of every individual and most of us were born in a free nation. But, can you imagine the agony of being dominated by a foreign nation? Many had to lay their lives to earn freedom for us. We salute those brave souls who sacrificed their lives, fought against our enemies and gifted us Freedom.
What exactly is freedom to you? Let’s recall how the Noble Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore expressed freedom in his own words:
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
This Independence Day, let us do justice to the dreams of hundreds of martyrs who laid their lives and blessed us a Swatantra Bharat. Let us pledge to make our country a better and stronger nation in the world.