Every year we celebrate independance day and republic day on 15 august & 26 january respectively. Earlier people used to wait for this day with great passion & they celebrated these days with great dedication,  strength &  joy.

Time changed & now the new generation which is our future have to take the responsibility. But its bad to see that most of the people don’t have that joy & emotions & feelings for the national festival.Many people think that 15 aug & 26 jan are holidays for them. They enjoy , do party , make fun of others & have fun.With my experience that i saw with most of the people i came to the conclusion that 15 aug & 26 jan are general days for them. It doesn’t have any importance & is a holiday for them.

Following are the things that most people do on these days or you can say their way of celebrating these national festivals:-

1. Wake up early in the morning.

2. Switch on the TV & watch our PM hoisting the tricolour.

3. Going to sweet shop & purchase some sweets & distribute among friends & relatives.

4. Watch some unforgettable & immortal patriotic gems of legendary “MANOJ KUMAR”.

5. Listen & sing some immortal patriotic songs of legends like “Md RAFI” & “MAHENDRA KAPOOR”.

6. Read some articles about our country.

7. Talk with friends about our achievements.

8. Purchase few national flag & with this flag in our hand we roam here and there feeling proud to be an indian & in the evening of the same day crush our flag with our “feet” & put it in the ditch and also “spit” on it.

9. Criticise the way the government works.

10. Make oath to do all to my country & at the night we go to bed & take a sound sleep & the next morning we forget that yesterday was a national festival.

Ya crush our flag with our “feet” and also “spit” on it. It sounds quite good n. Then also we say “I AM PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN” & “MERA BHARAT MAHAN”.

Patriotism doesn’t mean to talk about our nation , our achievements & forget it within a day.

Youth are the brigade of this country , they will take it forward.

Youth are the heart of this country , they will make its thought.

Youth are the soul of this country , they will clear all the enemy soul.

Youth are the fire of this country , they will take this higher.

It is our responsibility to do good to our country.By only telling i love my india & singing patriotic songs we can’t do anything.It might be possible that some people even have no idea about what these days are for???

The 10 factors that i pointed is an observation.

I am sure that the first five factors that i have mentioned is not followed by most of the people these days.

Factor 6 is followed by few peoples but…

factor 6 to 10 are followed by most of the people.


The 8th factor which says about people spitting on our national flag is the worst insult that is being done by few people…

“Our national flag holds an importance that gives a meaning more prosperous to a piece of paper if present on it. And on this account its our responsibility to give due respect to this prosperity; the prosperity that impression  our national flag has. Irresponsible people should keep themselves away from troddening  our national pride, the very same evening of our national festivals.”


We must do our work honestly with full dedication without any essence of having corruption.

But the 10 factors that i have mentioned , don’t you think that these are laughing towards patriotism.

If you are a patriot show this feeling in your work. Please don’t show “FORMALITY OF PATRIOTISM”.So what have you decided how to celebrate the next 26 january and 15 august ???


– by Ashish kumar

21 thoughts on “…26th JANUARY AND 15th AUGUST…

  1. Dil-logical

    love your last point of showing patriotism in the work…and not by hoisting flags in the morning and stepping on it in the same day evening… U said only about 26th January and 15th August as examples… I have seen those multiplexes where the National Anthem is shown prior to the movie and still people seemed to be too reluctant and lazy to get up and stand… I wonder how come these people are surviving in the society…
    Coming to your post…really u hv spoken about true factors… so lets see how many minds are going to change…this change will ultimately define the patriotism…not hoisting the flags… 🙂 🙂 🙂


    1. Ashish kumar

      i welcome you to my blog avishek bhaiya…
      yes you are right bhaiya.. many people feel lazy to stand during national anthem… for them it is just an entertainment which is not right…
      they should change their mindset…


    1. Ashish kumar

      a very warm welcome to my blog…
      thankyou very much that you liked my work… it will inspire me to write better.. thankyou… and a very happy republic day… 🙂


  2. Anupama Sinha

    you are right Ashish…………we always forget our responsibilities towards our country.It will only change if the youths will come forward and recognize their sole responsibilities…………………….
    happy republic day………:-)


  3. Aastha

    I’ll try to reduce d poverty of india..nd also try to keep d road of our country clean…
    Nd really u hv done a fantastic wrk..


  4. Its awesome ashish!!!!..very hard to believe but this is the fact. I don’t think this will stop further untill and unless we take some major steps.
    Your all points which you have mentioned above is more than true…..i don’t know about other peoples but from my side i will definately try to make them false.!!!!!!! thank u ashish that u have opened my eyes…..!!!!


    1. first of all i would like to welcome you at my blog…
      it is my pleasure indeed to have your views regarding what most of the people don’t want to give or they don’t want to change the prevailing scenario..
      i am glad that my effort had touched your heart which is really a reward for me…
      keep visiting…


  5. A thoughtful write up. I opine, we have to be practical and not merely rhetoric on some aspects concerning our country. Our people have to learn how hard it was for getting freedom and how easier it is to unsettle its foundations! A serious introspection is the need of the hour for all right thinking people. Yours is the sagacious attempt. Thanks sharing. :))


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