My Idea of Freedom-Neha Rajpal

15th August 1947: the day our country got independence from British rule. The day our freedom fighters freed their motherland from the chains of injustice, loot, and oppression. Thousands of our ancestors laid their lives to win the privilege of freedom that we enjoy today.

But have we made their sacrifices worth for? Have we helped spread the brotherhood and peace as our freedom fighters had dreamt of us to do? There is a famous quote by Nelson Mandela:

“For to be free is not merely cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

I feel pained to see the current picture painted by some of our countrymen. The anguish and despise they have in their hearts for some of their fellow countrymen is shameful. The love and harmony that our freedom fighters dreamt of, seems lost today. This current global pandemic has further deepened

the roots of poverty in the already poor sections of our society. It has now become our responsibility as Indians to help as many and as much as possible. Let’s stand together in these testing times and prevent our country from falling.

On this Independence Day, I pray and hope for the good times to return, love and peace to prosper, and harmony to embrace each and everyone’s heart in such a way that we make our freedom fighters proud and our motherland contented.

Jai Hind.

Neha Rajpal

Faculty of French

Seedling the world school

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