The expansionist nature of the state, by resorting to its strategic power, not only controls the land of other countries, but makes every effort to impose its language, dress, lifestyle and system on them by destroying their culture.
The word independent simply means ‘own arrangement’. In a political context, freedom conveys the meaning of the order created by the society itself. A system refers to the system set up to achieve a goal. The systems of education, security, justice, medical industry, profession etc. in the subjugated India were determined according to their cultural concepts, the beliefs and beliefs of the Islamic invaders and the British. As a result, India drifted away from its socio-political system, forgot its traditions, policies and systems, but, while struggling continuously, remained alert to re-establish ‘self-government’ and finally achieved independence on the world stage on August 15, 1947. Achieved. But re-proved our freedom, autonomy and identity, but how much ‘free’ we have grown in our development journey after being freed from British slavery and how much we have strengthened the subjugation created by the Arabs. The British under the shadow of freedom, this elixir of freedom should definitely be a topic of discussion on the auspicious occasion of the festival. The golden future of freedom can only be secured in the restoration of ‘self-independence’ free from systemic dependence.
The expansionist nature of the state, by resorting to its strategic power, not only controls the land of other countries, but makes every effort to impose its language, dress, way of life and system on them by destroying their culture. Over the past 800 years, Islamic and British rulers in India have left no stone unturned to end India’s eternal traditions in their own way. Puppets destroyed temples, burnt libraries, imposed extra taxes and even the British spread Christianity in the name of service and reform, damaging the Indian cultural consciousness far and wide. Gurukula system of education ended, Ayurveda was marginalized in the field of medicine, Sanskrit language, carrier of culture, excluded from the field of education, simple vegetarianism, sattvic life neglected and non-vegetarianism, alcoholism. And adultery became very widespread. Old customs and vices were few and far between, but opportunities for new vices abounded. After independence from the British rule, if India had been rebuilt according to the needs and expectations of the Indian society, we could have been truly free, but our post-independence train of development ran on the tracks laid by the British and continues to this day. is being executed. In this state the ‘Self’ of the ‘Tantra’ is disappearing and the ‘Par’ is constantly strengthening. Even though we are free to sing and pat ourselves on the back of our material achievements and our false pride in the glittering landscape of the metropolis, the cloud of crisis over our unity and integrity at the societal level sometimes exposes our weaknesses.
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It is said in our scriptures that-
Ragni dharmaini dharmistha: pape papa: same sama:.
Raja and Praja: Rupa Lokastamnuvartante.
That is, if the king is just, then the people are just, if he is sinful, then he is sinful, if he is equal, then he is even. People follow the king. As there is a king, so are the people. History also attests to this fact on a practical level. Under the leadership of Maharana Pratap of Mewar, the people there fought against the Mughals to protect their independence, while as a result of Amer King Mansingh’s acceptance of Akbar’s servitude, the army-subjects also became Akbar’s allies. This trend is seen not only in monarchies but also in democracies. The leaders of the people are today’s kings. In the twentieth century, the British were in control of the country’s resources, but Indian leaders like Lokmanya Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose were ruling the hearts of the people. When Gandhi ji renounced all the material comforts of his personal life and took the vow of service to the country wearing Dhoti-Langdi, the entire country rallied behind him in the fight for freedom at a selfless price by sacrificing personal happiness, but after independence our leaders took freedom. While sitting on the head and devoting themselves to free facilities, our officers, employees, industrialists, etc., all the managers of the society forgot the lesson of sacrificial patriotism and indulged in hoarding of personal wealth and mischief. Corruption created the nectar-pot of sacrificial freedom. Corruption is the biggest problem of independent India. Almost all other problems stem from this. Along with our independence, the body of the entire country is being crushed in the grip of this Kalia nag of corruption. A sincere effort will be made for Nathan Kalia. One has to forget the distinction between oneself and others and choose the path of support and opposition. Otherwise the road to freedom will become thorny.
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Bhakti-spirit has been embedded in the veins of the Indian people since ancient times. All the people of the country, no matter what religion they follow, have great respect for their presiding deity. The spread of this respect is also seen towards great men, saint-mahatmas, pir-prophets and religious leaders. Before the advent of democracy, Indian people have shown devotion to their kings and landlords, even foreign rulers. The country has no dearth of devotees to Marxist foreign thinkers, but the irony is that in this country full of devotion to all, there is no strong impulse of devotion to motherland, self-language and self-culture. The foreign invaders Ghaznavis, Ghoris, Lodhis, Khiljis and Mughals came with very small armies compared to the people of this vast country and succeeded. There were frequent murders. We bowed our necks like animals before the enemy’s swords, cut them down, but collectively took up the sword and became their allies to save their lives, unwilling to attack them. A handful of British continued to rule this vast country on the strength of their patriotism and caste-solidarity, looting it, luring converts, but we spent hundreds of years resisting together. The nature of our Indians is more devoted to the individual or the group, less devoted to the nation. This is why many of us are Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh, Bengali, Bihari, Marathi, upper caste, majority-minority etc before and after Indians. First we are Congress, BJP, SPA and BSP etc. Conscious citizens of Indian democratic system are behind, that is why they resort to violent agitation for the interests and facilities of their own group, marginalizing the interest of the country. Against each other from time to time.. Our elected leaders openly declare that if a person from their province is nominated for president, they will support him, not otherwise. It means that in their view the importance is not the post-wise qualification, but the regionality-community of the candidate. It is worth thinking whether they are electing the President for their state or society or for the whole of India? Such regional-mindedness of leaders cannot bode well for democracy. Freedom above any narrow-mindedness expects to see and understand events and policies in their entirety, but unfortunately a country divided into factions of political parties does not value this expectation of freedom. Many so-called religious leaders are imprisoned, yet there is no dearth of devotion and devotion in the minds of their devotees. His birthday is celebrated even today among devotees. Devotees praise him. They are not ready to believe that their Gurudev has done something wrong and now they are suffering the same punishment. The devotee group realizes that their Guruji is innocent and has been falsely implicated. The same superstition is in regard to politicians and their supporters. Ad. Widespread opposition to the actions of other institutions is the latest evidence of this superstition. In our constitutional system, no citizen of the country is above the law. So why the undue pressure on these institutions to exonerate their chosen leadership by showing power? Honest truthful patriotic leaders and their supporters should not be intimidated by ED etc. when we believe that truth prevails. Is the ruling party strong enough to crucify even the innocent opposition? Is our Judiciary just a puppet of the Legislature? Can he punish the innocent without strong evidence? If not then why the protest of devotees from parliament to road? If their priests are innocent then they should be released and if they are guilty they should also be punished because no one is above the law. Today there is no party or individual as much devotion as is required for the country. It is the sacred duty of every leader and every group of people to support the work for the protection and promotion of the country, the people and the democratic system and to oppose that which is against them. This is also a demand for protection of freedom.
The arrogance of the country’s development in big constructions to benefit big capitalists, industrialists and contractors is increasingly being proved by the false hypocrisy of our country’s leaders. Even after 75 years of their departure, the buildings, bridges etc. built by the British expatriates are still standing in an improvised condition, while the new structures built at a huge cost in the last eight-ten years are also being demolished. We are dreaming of becoming self-reliant on the strength of foreign capital. We are forgetting that self-reliance is only based on self-reliance. It can only be obtained from our own resources. On one hand the tax burden is increasing, on the other hand governments are distributing free ration, electricity, water to empower the vote bank. Laziness is increasing among the poor. Unemployment is high, but artisans and laborers doing small jobs are not found. Exploitation tendency to kill life by giving loans has increased. The desire to become rich is pushing the youth towards crime. Roads are bad, petrol is expensive, yet we claim progress in the ever-increasing rush of speeding bikes and cars. A disgruntled ruling party and an aggressive opposition willing to do anything to return to power – both are drifting further and further away from India’s ‘self’. The bloody revolution of Europe is finding roots in the peaceful land of India. Indian society needs to be reorganized to suit the Indian way of life. According to Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘Hind Swaraj’, the path of development is to be found in the modern context. If the ruling party and the opposition work together in this direction in the interest of the country and free the system from the clutches of corruption and corrupt votebank politics and tie the pearls of different groups into a thread of national unity, then our freedom will be even greater. You will be more nectar-fruit-giver. Freedom is discipline, not disorder. This understanding needs to be inculcated in every countryman on the elixir of independence.
– Dr. Krishna Gopal Mishra
Head of Department-Hindi
Govt Narmada Post Graduate College