Wait for a moment and just think, why is it so much difficult to love our own country? quite unusual question isn't it?
Our youth tie the tricolour on their vehicles, patriotic songs are set as mobile ringtones, even callertunes change vande matharam or raghupati raghava rajaram, screen savers, wall papers everything is painted with the colors of patriotism. Then how one can say that we dont love our country? or we just dont care about it?
Patriotism cannot be measured by one particualar quality or work. When we succeed in answering the question asked below in affirtmative, then only one can be called as a real patriot.
Do you drug?
If your answer for this question is 'yes' then, sorry... you are not a patriot. India needs capable, strong and passionate youth. If you are addicted to drug, your heat may be filled with patriotism, but that is of no use for the country. You cannot even give 2% of your creativity to this country as ebriety wont spare you your strength for that purpose.
Do you respect women?
If this question makes you think, then you have ask youself do you realy love your country? You while with your friends pass lewd comments about women. Play with their emotions. You think girls are created by God to have fun with you. You abuse girls in bus and other places, then you are not even deserve to live in this coutry. Then how can you love your country?
Patritosm, just for the show off ha sno place in this country. This land of sages has a rich culture of respecting the women. If you in any way disrespect women then you are not a true patriot.
Do you litter?
This question is not difficult to answer. We indians dont have the sense of cleanliness at all. Be it swacch Bharat or any other project regarding cleanliness we think that is not for us. We are all clean. But in reality we are the one who throw garbages on the road, in open places and everywhere. We after chewing mouthfull of pan masala while travelling in a bus or a private car, throw empty packets of cigarrettes, pan masalas, bottles of soft drinks etc on the road. We enjoy throwing garbages into neighbouring compounds. By doing so we are making this country look ugly. Then how can we say that we love this country?
Do you take or give bribe?
If you do not hesitate to bribe someone to get your work done or take bribe to get some work done, then you have lost the right to be a true citizen of this country. Corruption is the root cause of all wrong happenings. Greed is the mother of corruption. If you in any way involed in corruption then no matter how much you shout the slogans of patriotism, you are nothing but a traitor.
Are you communal?
If yes, then sorry you are ruining the harmony of this country. Comunalism and patriotism are two different things. If you are communal then you cannot be a patriot, because India is a secular country and one needs to be secular first to be a nation lover. Love your religion and respect other religions is the principle of secularism. If you dont follow this principle then you are not secular, then you are not patriot.
By shouting slogans like 'I love My India', 'Saare jahan se Accha' one cannot become patriot. The love towards your country has to reflex in your behaviour, work and attitude towards others.
On this Independence day lets evaluate our habits and behaviours and lets try to be good human being first, to become a proud citizen of India.