Freedom

August 15th,
India celebrates its Independence Day..

India,
being culturally and economically rich,
was invaded by various people ..

And last ones to rule India were the English..

English ruled India for close to 200 years,
and the freedom fight
that started in 1857
ended with the freedom of our nation
on August 15th, 1947..

As it was painful
being ruled by outsiders..

So we fought
for 90 years
and got our freedom..

Still,
years to ruling
broke
Indians
in many ways -

Morally,
Socially,
Education-wise,
and economically etc.,

and we are still evolving through it...

And then,
we celebrate the day of our National Freedom every year..

We remember great leaders,
our Heroes,
whose sacrifices have given us this gift. ..

While,
this is important
to look back
in the past..

To express the gratitude
and to celebrate..

But whats the next step?

Towards freedom..

Though we have our
Flag,
Constitution,
Government,
and so on..

And we celebrate our freedom..

But we all still live in fears
of various kinds -

Fears of being able to meet our basic needs..

To get sufficient, and right nutrition,
Water,
Electricity,
Roads,
Modes of commuting,
Education,
Safety, and security
of various kinds..

Needless to mention the recent incidence
with a 6 yrs old girl,
which leaves most of us speechless
and with a cold spine..

The items in the list can be added,
and detailed..

At one end,
we can see the progress
that we made since 1947..

On the other,
we can also list the problems,
the fears
that we face -
as milestones to conquer..

And we can see -
the half empty
or the half filled
portion of this glass
- called free India..

And then,

Again,

We can think of the next step
towards freedom..

To make our country -
Free
from
Fears..

[FFF - Free from Fears..]

Though it takes time
for things to happen
- to rise, and to fall..

But
each small drop contributes to the ocean,
and
each small step adds to the progress..

So, seeing
this need and direction..

this year,
in 2014..

we have to take oath
to think of ways ..

(individual ones)

to free ourselves
from fears
of various kinds..

And look in the direction
and hope
of
being able to live

a better
and fearless life

in a fearless country
called Free India..