This 67th Independence Day SouLSteer involves youth in the essence of patriotism
Independence is not relying on others for support and becoming self-supporting. The nation became independent from British Rule on 15 August 1947 with the help of nonviolent action and civil disobedience. With the sense of patriotism, democracy and self-reliance, all synchronized and can be envisaged in the youth of nation. There has been a sheer advancement and diversity in the outlook of the nation as youth has always brought up the vital revolution. Aadyant Agarwal, a national shooting player from Scindia School talks about the viewpoint of freedom, “Nation does not equate us, we equate out nation. Thus in order to make a bright nation, we ourselves have to become smart and effective. We should contribute significantly towards nation in every step it takes.” Additionally, Daksha Nagpal, alumni of MITS College and working for Eicher Motors says, “To me flexibility and freedom are the deserved connotation for independence”.
Illustration and vision have distinct aspects from assorted minds, we had Harsh Wardhan Singh, former president of NSUI adds notable words. For him independence is not about our rights but our duties towards nation. It gives youth an opportunity to change India for the better and that is what we live for. According to him freedom is about building up a society where justice and equality are respected. Navin Khushwani who is handling his industry at the age of 21 says, “Freedom is a plight in which people have the convenience to express, act and seek peace of mind without unnecessary extraneous regulation. Freedom is important because it leads to raised statements of talent and authentic ideation, increased capacity, and an overall high quality of life.”
Independence is freedom of our soul and showing patriotism towards nation and most importantly youth will always be the backbone of a strong nation feels Shakti Vardhan from Scindia School. “For me Independence day is my identity and not just another day to relax at home, it’s a day to remember our responsibilities towards our nation, it’s a day to remember all those brave hearts who fought well till the end for our freedom and it’s our duty to safeguard this freedom and carry it forward to generations to come.” admitted Rohan Bansal, a young professional photographer.
At last, Sharad Goyal, who operates his jewelry store, puts his frame of reference in a contrasting manner, “Independence is a freedom of the soul. Feeling understood by the heart, it is not only the sense of belonging but the sense of contribution and existence in every step of our nation.”
Patriotism is a thing crucial to put into words. It is neither precisely an emotion nor an opinion; it’s a reflection of our own personal sense of worth, and respect for our roots. To me Independence means the freedom to do what we want without thinking of anything and believing that no one can control the freedom of our expression and creativity.
Sameeksha Gupta, Mayor, Gwalior
Independence is a great symbol of our own existence, where we brought self-rule on this particular day. It’s a precious day for any human being. On this Independence Day, District Administration in association with Municipal Corporation is planting 1 lakh tress in the district. Independence also means breathing fresh air in a green environment. It’s my appeal to the citizens of Gwalior to plant at least one tree and contribute on this day.
Parikipandla Narahari, District Collector, Gwalior
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Plants are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. This Independence Day I would like to appeal to the citizens to do plantation and save water.
Vinod Sharma, Commissioner, Gwalior Municipal Corporation
For me importance of Independence Day cannot be expressed merely in words. On such auspicious day my message to youth will be respect women and make work your passion. This would be your contribution in prosperity of India. That’s why I always say “Chase Dreams, Not People”.
Arvind Agarwal, Businessman
Independence Day celebration at SAF Ground, Gwalior
Photo Credit: Ravi Upadhyay