HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY ON 26TH JANUARY 2019
The duly constituted drafting committee with impeccable track record and integrity presented the first draft of Constitution of India on 4th November 1947 and subsequently signed the prepared Constitution of the union on 24th January 1950 by the National Assembly while it came into effect with effect from 26th January 1950. This day was chosen because of its own importance – being the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day (26th Jan 1930). This empowered the general masses to choose their own Government of their choice besides conferring the rights and duties and other important aspects of governance.
REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS
Whilst India won its independence
From the bondage – the most repressive one
On 15th August 1947
This we got through violent and non-violent means
In which countless people made supreme sacrifices.
Free India was not having constitution of its own
A drafting committee was constituted
Which gave its first draft report 4th November1947
Consisting men of impeccable record
The National Assembly put their indelible stamp
On the constitution so diligently prepared
On 24 January, 1950
And came into force on 26 January 1950
Merging with the spirit of the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day
26th January 1930, a historic day – we doubtlessly say
Representing the true spirit of independence
Conferring power to its people to elect own Government of choice
And many more rights but also their duties
And indirectly govern themselves!
Dr. Rajendra Prasad took oath
The first President of free India/Bharat
Unfurled the National Flag at Irwin Stadium.
Military might of the land is showcased at Rajpath
Here our para-military forces too show their contribution
Through their smartly dressed parade.
Gallantry awards conferred to the bravest of braves
Some fortunate get the same by themselves
While others get these posthumous,
From the President of India,
Their Supreme Commander.
The cultural diversity of different regions
Too are the other attractions
A rainbow of diversity indeed!
The other States of the Union too are not left behind
This is the beauty of our republic.
My wish-list for the next Republics is listed below:-
Every Indian should Respect Constitution
First and foremost wish is that all Indians should respect the Constitution and the contents contained in it as a sacred document especially so the rights, besides this, the duties of the citizenry have to be followed / obeyed threadbare by all without bias. In other word, the Constitution of a country is sacrosanct document, containing all the parameters of good governance and should command respect and respect from all its citizens.
A Corruption Free Society
It is my fond hope that there should a dawn of corruption free society and those assigned the task of governance and general masses, in whatever tasks they are working (lower or higher) perform their job assigned/chosen with impeccable commitment and sagacity besides upholding the integrity of the country. There should also be zero tolerance of corruption and also corrupts get quick justice for their nefarious designs. No status or material possessions should come in the way of corruption free society. Here Lok Pal Bill/Lok Ayukta’s dictum should be the guiding dictate for dealing with corrupts who are eating into the vitals of our society.
Respect for Women
Unless until we give due respect to women as mother/sister/daughter/wife or friend, we cannot call ourselves as civilized society. It should be without consideration to nationality (I want my country respect women without consideration to any bias as we have seen in many instances. My wish is that my country respect all women without any discrimination whatsoever.
Economic Growth / Strength
In the international arena, those societies which have got economic clout are held in high esteem and their say is always respected even in renowned world forums. This economic growth does not just come about without concerted efforts on the part of the Government and the general masses. I wish that the next Republic comes when the Government fulfills its vision and mission to upgrade our economy globally. Growth and development should be all inclusive one. All the sectors of economy i.e. industrial; agricultural; infra etc should grow side by side for an overall pump-priming effect on the people in general.
Human Resources Development
We are proud of our Republic since 65% of the people are below 35 years of age. This human resource should be exploited to the hilt and should not be left to be frittered away by a few corrupt individuals. For this to happen, it is a must that this huge segment of our society gets opportunity for better training/skill and help lift the country from the present stature to the stature of high growth. This is possible with growth in Research & Development for better results in all sphere especially technological development and IT Sector which could go north-ward which merit and talent are given more credence.
People’s Representatives and Governance
This is my fondest hope and aspiration that the members chosen by my countrymen fulfill their assigned tasks with aplomb without resort to populist rhetoric’s as has been resorted to recently – a few days back by the personages holding responsible chairs. This over jealous vigilante attitude is highly regrettable. People at high places should know the rules of governance and stick to the fructify policies on war footings rather than half hearted approach. The people’s representatives should, in other words, act responsibly besides performing their political dharma.
Defence of the Land is of Prime Importanc
While we see the current preparedness in military; it is important that we remain updated in defence preparedness i.e. all the wings of armed forces; Army, Air Force & Navy should get equitable and technologically updated weaponry, hardware and software. We have to keep our borders and coastal area secure and for this to happen it is a important that India becomes self-sufficient in defence related equipment and do not remain dependent on others. For this our Research and Development (DRDO, ISRO & other important units) will have to chip in to help in this direction. For this self-reliance is a must in this sector.
Spiritual Onward March
Over and above the above cited subjects, I am sanguine that our development cannot be so incisive without our spiritual growth and development. Whatever course we adopt, of whatever religion we follow, we should try to seek Him for our liberation (Moksha) besides performing our daily day to day routines.