It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon again! All of us are lazing in our own lazy ways…kid is driving his favorite Toyota Land Cruiser on PS2, KG is watching multiple movies on TV (Multiple movies means seeing multiple movies at a given time…how?…when there is ad break on 1 channel, move to another and so on and so forth!…amazing na??, No, it could be very irritating, if you wanna see only ONE movie completely!!)
Anyways, the fishes are lazing around, where else, in their bowl! And I am hanging around with my tech soul mate (you know who…my laptop, who else!?!)
And suddenly, the song, “Mera rang de basanti chola”, from the movie Shaheed fills the room. And both of us, abandon the lazy musings and activities and watch the song…
This song represents the zeal, the love and the enthusiasm our soldiers have while fighting for our nation… and showed the valor, determination, grit and sacrifice of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev for the cause of freedom.
And, it stirred the feelings of patriotism towards our country. It gave us goosebumps and it actually moved us and touched the heart.
So, this made me wonder…are we armchair patriots? That is, we feel this pride when we listen to patriotic songs or when we hoist our national flag. What do we do for our country?
Well, at our own individual level, we can do…
- Cast our vote, always and sensibly
- Take care of our national monuments and heritage
- Stand up for a cause and fight for it till the end
- Follow the traffic rules, strictly
- Keep public places clean
PS: You may share the simple and small actions we can do for our country.
Jai Hind and Enjoy Your Sunday!!