What is Freedom? Why independence & freedom is different?
By Suman Munshi
Kolkata,10 August 2022
Tribute to our Freedom Fighters. We are sorry could not fulfill your dream and sacrifice.
India was born on 15th Aug 1947 when we got independence from the United Kingdom, which everyone knows, but it is not correct.
India was there for a time, immortal. It just got released from colonial rule 75 years ago.
But what is true freedom? Have we achieved it yet?
Let’s see the journey from independence to freedom.
No one outsider is ruling, yet we have the insiders to destroy the nation. We are ready to damage our railways, buses, and buildings for the demand for new rails, buses, or bridges. Not ready to create, yet ready to destroy.
We want jobs for our financial independence, yet do not have the freedom to think freely about nation-building.
We have independence from British rule, yet no freedom for protesting against corruption.
We have independence for building our home, but not freedom from the private tax to syndicate.
To join the police or government service bribe has become a standard practice, Independence from the British we got, but do we have the freedom of free speech?
So many parties enrich our democracy, yet people are poor partymen are rich.
We have highways that can put a challenge to any developed country, yet our roads have potholes, and bridges collapse missing street lights.
We have IITs, IIMs, IISc, and so many world-class educational institutes. Yet we have reservations for admission based on cast, not on merits? Independence for choosing a subject is there, but the freedom to pursue depends on family income and quota.
We have the largest Banks and Insurance Companies in the Financial sector. So as the largest financial scams. Big defaulters get mercy and the poor lose only their house, to the home loan to become homeless. We have plans for home for all, yet we are still homeless.
We have the best Information Technology and Telecom Giants, 5G a click away independence for the mobile sector to fly fast the data. Yet it takes decades to retrieve the stolen amount from the frauds as data is not enough with the court. Freedom of justice is waiting at the door outside of the court! Yet the judiciary is strong enough to bow down any miscreants. Yet the freedom to function freely is not with the administration.
A true resurgence story in the industrial sector with working youth. But freedom of selecting the employee and employer is missing. Freedom to enjoy life is missing with the independence of work from home.
We have World Class Health Care, doctors, and nurses that can fetch overseas patients for treatment. Patients die without treatments and you can not get the body without paying the bills. You had your independence from this life, but your family has no freedom to complete the last rituals.
Kids have mid-day meals, yet no freedom to raise voices against substandard foods. You have classrooms, yet no true teachers are there to teach.
We have reached Mars and conquered space. We have nuclear power and the best technology to fight back against the enemy. Yet we have insiders to destroy us more than our enemy.
We have Swiss bank account holders, yet their Tax return says they are bank craft. We love to say about the USA, UK, Japan, and their infrastructure, yet are not ready to utilize taxpayer’s money to support nation-building wisely.
Yet we are strong enough to support the world with vaccines during pandemics and the daily needs of the poor and needy in the world. We are India, a lighthouse for the universe. Yet we have the hungry and jobless just next door to watch helplessly.
We not only respect the faith of different colours, but know how to protect them as well. We have God and Goddess, also we worship nature and her creations. As we believe, all are representations of all mighty only. We know the value of environment from the day one of civilization. Yet we skip a pollution test for a million-dollar car for a few rupees servicing.
We do business with Trust, mutual respect, and quality from the centuries you can recollect. That’s why we gave shelter to all outsiders like our brothers and sisters. Islam Came, Parisian came, Jews came, Christianity came, all united here to call Mother India as our homeland. The world saw the first global migration of fortune towards India only. Yet we migrated for independence to the First World economy, to have the freedom of 2nd class citizens.
We have missiles and nuclear power to invade anyone, but we never did that, but our boys are strong enough to show the might have mighty Indian defence to any ill intent crooked minds.
Bangladesh, to Kargil, to Sierra Leone, all know who we are. We bow down before our Army, Navy, Air Force, and Paramilitary all the true saviours of independence. Freedom is protected under them only.
This 75th year of Independence showed us many great achievements. World Cup to Nobel Prize, Oscar to Olympic Golds, and many more, yet freedom from selecting the right person is not achieved, freedom from corruption is not achieved, freedom from social stigma is not achieved, and division of society is still there.
Be honest and elect honest only to have the freedom from corruption. We have won many battles, but the battle against corruption is yet to be won. Devil and evil are only inside to destroy the negative forces.
Let’s build a nation and miles to go before we can call it true freedom under the vision of Great Freedom Fighters Dreams and the Brave Hearts sacrifice on the border to protect us. Feel Proud in nation-building, Feel Proud for Mother India.
The journey of 75 Years was not easy, yet we are determined enough to conquer the world with love, respect, and knowledge. A Viswa Guru forever for humanity and nature.
Happy 75th Independence Day. Jai Hind.