Marked as one of the most important days, today we celebrate its 61th Anniversary.
Although this day has a lot of historical, political and national importance attached to it, i cherish it for different reasons. Independence day brings back awesome school memories. Those were THE days. Went faithfully to school on that day, partial reasons being- the school bus would be less crowded plus i'd get my window seat!! Would be so exciting to see it come. Number 7, the sparling white one with this tri-colour(red, yellow and blue) patch on it. Smiling because i actually remember this. This was one of the few days in the whole year it would be bang on time!!!
Then it was the festive routine stuff, 2 days ahead - practice, what fun, guess why- would get the first class off!!Singing demos and marching routines would get us all into the real mood. The intensity of the songs and the whole drill was so powerful that we used to sense that feeling, patriotism they say. The talks on the freedom fighters, their sacrifices, their lives just made it all so meaningful. People slept at home, but i don't remember missing out even one independence day celebration at school. Made it all the way through. Be it discipline, the good feeling or compulsion, I still did it and thats what i look back to and smile.
With such a day marking fond memories down the memory lane, the pride and respect for the motherland always remains!!
On this note, some inspirational words, dedicated to all those unsung heroes:-
"Aye mere vatan ke logon
zara aankh mein bhar lo paani
Jo shaheed hue hain unki
zara yaad karo qurbaani ".
Happy Independence Day guys!!!