ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Its the people, not the system (to blame)

Updated on January 26, 2015
Republic day celebrations in India
Republic day celebrations in India | Source

Today i saw the India's republic day parade on TV.

This event is a tribute to the freedom fighters who fought for a good reason that made all the progress in India possible. It is also a showcase of all the progress that was made in the past 60 odd years since the inception of the Republic of India.

Then I watched some news, made up by some of the foolish, ignorant, partial and irresponsible media people. They mostly showed(extrapolating though) how Indians take pride every time the parade marches through Rajpath. Then I watched the President's address to the nation on youtube. He spoke so emotionlessly about so many great things that happened to India like Gandhi and the freedom on India. Later, I watched a video on the embarrassing condition of traffic on Indian city roads interrupting the ambulance services to the extent that medical care is unable to reach anyone desperate for it in time.

The question that went through my mind after watching these events through the day: Have we done enough to be proud yet? Shouldn't we be ashamed instead, looking at India's condition today despite so many efforts by so many great people and visionaries at the time of the freedom struggle?

We say that we respect Gandhi ji so much so that we call him the father of the nation. At the same time we do not follow his visions and principles. Let's be honest to ourselves. We do not care for others at all. We do not believe in cleanliness and beautification of our surroundings. We produce, watch and talk about cheap Bollywood movies and TV shows which are totally disgusting to say the least. They have a powerful adverse impact on the society. The condition of cities and the standard of living is worst but still most of us do nothing about it.

True, accomplishments of the past are something to be cherished upon and celebrated. But haven't we celebrated the same thing over and over enough already? It looks like, we are so happy about the accomplishments of our ancestors that we've forgot our responsibilities!

Its undeniable that we owe a lot to the freedom fighters and the visionaries of India who shaped our future. They struggled and sacrificed to make the common man powerful. We enjoy the benefits of a democratic society and the rich cultural, social, scientific, philosophical and vedic heritage of India, all because some people made good choices in the past. But looking at our behaviour, it seems, the next generations wouldn't be so preveliged afterall.

Cast your vote

Should we change the format of the republic day parade in India?

See results

© 2015 Nitin Pant

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)