It has been 76 years completed since we attained independence from British. There were many known and unknown freedom fighters who sacrificed their life to get freedom. Mahatma Gandhi, Baghat Singh, Subash Chandrabose, Thilagar, Bharathiar, Vaanchinathan, Thirupur Kumaran, Va.Vu.Chidambaranar, and Veera Pandiya Kattabomman to name a few. Countless unsung heroes who fought for the Freedom, we enjoy today. Let us remember and be thankful to those all freedom fighters both known and unknown.
India has progressed forward in many areas. Our GDP has grown tremendously from 76 years back. We have schools and colleges spread across the country to educate the people without discrimination. Our healthcare system has a steep leap forward. Women’s education and empowerment has reached a level which was unimaginative before 76 years,
World is undergoing Digital Renaissance and India is part of it. We progressed scientifically, we are able to launch Chandrayan-3 – an indigenously built rocket to moon.
Our death rate is reduced and birth rate increased due to medical advancements – as a result India becomes the first country in the world in terms of population as on date.
British ruled us for 350 years. Today British prime minister Rishi Sunak is from Indian origin.
What else? but Are we deserving the freedom we enjoy today? Are we worthy to have freedom?
India has progressed in many fields post independence. But it has drawbacks too.
India is a land of both Crops and Weeds. We have both good and bad.
Women’s empowerment has reached a level which could not be imagined before 76 years back, but India is not a safe country for women as on date. Gandhiji’s dream about women, who are able to walk alone in midnight is not possible till now. Gandhiji’s vision about women is still a dream, not practically possible even after 76 years of independence.
Our materialistic education has reached international standard. Foreign students are coming to Indian universities and colleges to study. Our materialistic education system promises to transform the students to become working masses or earning professionals. But where are we morally? where are we in brotherhood?
Recent Manipur riot proved that India is still under the clutches race, caste, communal forces. India is a secular state is mentioned in Preamble only, in practical there are communal riots happening here and there in our country. Caste is deep rooted in the Indian minds. India is growing negatively in race, caste and communal drives.
Grown up and earning Indian are not free from greed, jealous, lust. Still we see incidents of people loosing their hard earned money to Chit fund fraudsters for higher interest.
Brothers and sisters fight over distributing ancestral wealth, some times they may murder each other.
After 76 years of independence, we still hear political scams and bureaucratic bribery.
Women are abused by all sections of Men from all levels.
We dont respect traffic rules. No need to say about alcohol and drugs.
We are in Digital renaissance, but we are also the victim of “digital robbery”.
What else? where are we with the freedom after 76 years of independence? was it better British continue to rule India instead of we rule our-self.
India as a land, it has both crops and weeds. We plant crops and let weeds to grow. The water we irrigate is consumed by both crops and weeds. We are continuously fighting with weeds, and spending our time, money, energy, and other resources to remove weeds.
Where are we lacking? what is our mistake? what let us to be in a situation where we do not deserve freedom?
Pre-independence, our moral educational system promises wisdom, ethics, and knowledge. Respecting fellow human, brotherhood are inbuilt in our moral educational system. A boy is taught to respect woman from his childhood. So when he grown up as adult, he respects woman instinctively. His moral values are taught in his childhood education.
We miss our moral educational system. What we have now is British designed materialistic educational system, which promises job, profession and earning. No moral values and ethics.
a² + b² = (a +b)² – 2ab ….. memorizing this formula will guarantee good marks in exam which in turn will get you good college and good job. Is this formula teaching anything about respecting woman, cast, race, communal, greed, jealous, lust? Today’s education makes a man/woman to earn, but not to live, not to respect fellow human being.
How to earn is taught by modern education. How to spend is taught by moral education. If moral values are not taught during childhood, then the grown ups will misuse the freedom we got from British.
To prove we deserve freedom, we need to train, teach our children to have brotherhood, respect woman, ignore greed, jealous, lust. Educational system has to nullify the drives of race, caste, communal from childhood. If we miss the childhood to develop moral values, then we will have “grownup adults/weeds” in the society.
We can train puppies, not dogs. We can groom children, not adults. By chance, adults may be streamlined by punishment, pain and fear, not guaranteed.
Before the conscious mind start functioning in life, moral values have to be injected into subconscious mind. This is possible only during childhood.
Law, court, police, government can punish criminals. But they can not prevent crime, they can not prevent a human becoming criminal. It is the childhood moral education only can prevent a human becoming criminal.
We as humanity the whole, transformed from barbaric life to modern day civilization. This transformation happened not because of biological or genetic evolution. It is because of cultural and scientific evolution achieved through experiments, experience and conscious mind. This cultural and scientific advancements has to be carried forward from generation to generation consciously.
Today at Independence day, we need to change our focus in childhood moral education to have better citizen of India in the future, and they should deserve the freedom. A land with only crops and no weeds. Only by changing childhood educational approach we can inculcate moral values in adults.