Bharat, the land of converged diversity of culture and tradition acknowledged as the place of peace loving human race, Integrity and brotherhood.
Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century that attracted races like Portuguese, British and French to start trading in India.
But in an ominous span of time in 1757, India’s integrity toned down. Mir Jafir, the commander in chief of the army of Nawab of Bengal, Jagat Seth, Maharaja Krisna Nath, Umi Chand secretively helped British under the command of Robert Clive in defeating the Nawab at the battle of Plassey on 23rd June 1757. From there, the British started conquering India. The peace was snatched; the tradition, culture and even the people were abused. Life became ungratified.
The love of mother Land couldn’t be pacified by her few great sons and they started raising the voice against injustice. They were punished and tortured. The more they were tortured the more they grew impregnable.
The combat took different forms; some crusaded non-violence in the influence of Mahatma Gandhi and some accepted violence as their path to independence.
Mother India Lost her thousand great sons who sacrificed their life in the battle and by distortion act of British. But the British couldn’t withstand against persistency and conviction of the Indian integrity and on a fine morning of Aug 15th 1947 they were sent out of the country.
British ruled our motherland for years but in the process they gave us great lessons .If the integrity breaks down the country also breaks down.
Unfortunately, now the Integrity is still missing. Serial bomb blasts are the result of lack of integrity. India has got Independence but it is no more a place of peace and brotherhood. If millions of empty stomachs are prevailing and thousands are dying of starvation in the county, then how independent is the country? If the children and women are being abused every now and then, what freedom is it? If the country has the highest number of child labour in the whole world, then how developing is it? India is still not independent.
Gandhiji once said “If it is man’s privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter–dependent.” so his dream of independent India is as a helpless baby without parents.
To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.
So let’s understand our own responsibility and maintain integrity to make our motherland the most peaceful place.