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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Hoisting The Tri Colour - An Unforgettable Moment

In every person's life there come certain moments which he treasures forever. Exactly a year ago I was bestowed with such a memorable opportunity.

It was when I was accorded the privilege and joy of hoisting our national flag on Independence Day. It filled me with an extreme sense of patriotism and multiplied manifold times, my reverence for my motherland as I unfurled our Tricolour. This Independence Day too, I hoisted our national flag and sang the National Anthem filled with an overwhelming sense of devotion for my nation.

When I was asked to speak a few lines, I first  swore to myself to endeavour harder in doing my share and encouraging other to do theirs, towards fulfilling the dream of our freedom fighters. I requested the small group of police personnel and other employees of the Govt. to not take their duties and jobs for granted. I asked them to be role models for their successors, no matter how small or big they perceive their jobs to be. I tried to encourage them to raise their voice against oppression and injustice, notwithstanding their irrelevance to any such incident. I tried to inspire them by saying that an honest way of life is probably the hardest one in today's time but if it's lived with conviction and moral courage then one can live with dignity and without any regrets. And finally I assured them that if each one of us decides to inspire honesty and sincerity in others by practicing these virtues ourselves then the dream of a just and corruption free society would be achieved without any revolution.

Here are a few snaps, clicked by my cousin brother, of the quiet yet inspiring ceremony,
























































JAI HIND !!!

WISH YOU ALL A PROMISING AND HOPE INSPIRING INDEPENDENCE DAY !!!

34 comments:

  1. Nice read :) Hoisting the National flag is truly an indescribable feeling. But you did justice to it. Happy hope-inspiring Independence Day to you too

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  2. indeed hoisting our national flag is a matter of joy n pride but unfortunately people now a days simply relax at their home enjoying national holiday and never bother to attend the flag hoisting ceremonies at their respective places....!!

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    1. Right, even I've noticed the ebbing value of such significant occasions.

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  3. However hard people curse the country - atleast for a moment our heart stops when we see the national flag go up or hear the national anthem.

    - India Violet

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  4. good to see u actually made an effort to celebrate the day in true sense. Very few do it these days!!

    such patriotism is needed :)

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  5. Wow! Thats superb...Where is this Anupam? Just curious :)

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    1. Thanks Jayashree. It was a great feeling.

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  6. That must be a proudest moment of all -isn't it?
    Nice read :) :)

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    1. After I pulled the strings and let the National Flag fly free I felt I was someone else, detached from everything limiting, extraneous and selfish.

      It felt so good.

      Thanks for reading Vinisha.

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  7. No matter how much our freedom is being abused, there is certain sense of pride that we have attached with our country.

    Good one!

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    1. Absolutely right Ekta and it takes a true child of this soil to feel that way.

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    1. Absolutely Satish. Thanks for reading

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  9. You said it all when you said

    " an honest way of life is probably the hardest one in today's time but if it's lived with conviction and moral courage then one can live with dignity and without any regret"

    Standing up to see the national flag being hoisted is in itself such an emotional moment --and you got the opportunity to hoist it We can understand how proud and happy you must have felt

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    1. I mean every word Rajni. Thanks for reading Rajni

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  10. It is certainly an honor to be invited to hoist our flag & you gave a very meaningful speech which is much needed.

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  11. Nice write up. Words seem to have come from deep reverence for the motherland.

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    1. Absolutely. Thanks for reading dear.

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  12. Each time I sing the National Anthem itself, brings tears to my eyes and I cant imagine the joy of hoisting the national flag!!!

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    1. Yes, its magical...and we must all take a pledge and actually go out and do something. It is so good to see such inspirational group of people. This energy needs to be transformed to the work on ground. We all need to do something for this nation.
      I have pledged to do so...so can all of you.

      Read more at : http://ratrace2freedom.blogspot.in

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    2. Wonderful to hear that Manoj. Great pledge. Hope God gives you all the strength to make it true.

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  13. Hi Anupam !! The privilege to host the tricolour is magical , inspiring , patriotic and a moment of pride. You have had the honour twice, makes you luckier than all of us :)

    Beyond this unfurling your address to the crowd is far more meaningful and very rich in thought. I consider you as an ambassador of good will, ideal life, thoughts and actions that should definitely be emulated.

    Happy Independence Day once again buddy !! Hope to connect with you on other articles where in we engage in more constructive discussion.

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    1. The fact that you found my speech worthy of being emulated encourages me tremendously. It just goes to show that there is so much goodness all around. I'd be privileged to have meaningful discussions with someone like you Vivek. In fact you can read some of the articles I wrote on social and legal issues which pivotal in our lives. Just click on the "Social" page.

      Looking forward to more from you

      Happy Independence Day to you too.

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  14. Yes, so true Anupam..honesty, integrity, passion..this all starts from the heart of one person and then spreads to the society....
    Things will change...we will change them...people like you and me and so many other readers will bring that change.

    Related Links:
    - One person can make all the difference (http://ratrace2freedom.blogspot.in/2012/07/one-person-can-make-all-difference.html#.UDHNIqNeBqQ)
    - Whose Country is this anyways (http://ratrace2freedom.blogspot.in/2012/07/whose-country-is-this-anyways.html#.UDHNg6NeBqQ)

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    1. Lovely words Manoj. Thanks for the inspiration.

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