The supreme law of the country, the constitution of India is the longest written constitution of any country on Earth. Holding the sovereignty, unity, and integrity of the nation, the constitution is no less than a heritage given to us by the founding fathers.
As on this seventieth republic day the nation would witness the national flag being unfurled in all its glory, I know for each and every citizen the pride and love for the motherland would be reignited.
We have had come a long way today. Being the country that suffered innumerable invasions, ripped off of its splendor wealth, facing the agony of partition and also having been threatened by anti-national elements till today every now and then, India does stand strong in the face of all adversities. Do we realize that we won a lot more times than we ever lose?
The spirit of being Indian is unmatched. Our firm roots do tell us what we are and keep the flame alive.
The political leaders that have been into power since the constitution was framed have had marked played major significant roles that more or less but did result in the country’s development. Let’s have a glimpse of what all good has been there that was by now hidden under the cover of negatives.
- Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru’s vision of India having world-class educational institutes of higher learning, space programmes and widespread use of English did give India a competitive advantage in the globalized world.
- Indira Gandhi’s finest visions that lead India to one of the greatest victories of
1971war. The Pokhran tests were also conducted during her tenure.
- Rajiv Gandhi was the first to talk about taking India into the 21st century. His contribution in encouraging the country’s IT and communication revolutions are praiseworthy.
- Narasimha Rao was the first non-Gandhi to complete a five-year term. He played the most important role as the
god fatherof India’s much needed economic reforms.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first non-congress PM to complete at least one full tenure marked an important landmark in Indian politics. A proud victory at Kargil and thereafter the nuclear openness of the country was much needed by the time.
- Manmohan Singh is derived to be the weakest prime minister by his critics but the way he pushed through the N-deal with the US in the face of overwhelming political opposition would seem to belie that charge.
- Narendra Damodardas Modi has been the most active PM by now. A PM who hardly had left any development area untouched. From
swachhaBharat to Ayushman Bharat, from nuclear deals to sports, education, electricity, agriculture and what not.
In the words of Dr. Rajendra Prasad on the very first republic day, ‘It is a great day for our country. India has had a long and chequered history; parts of it were cloudy and parts bright and sunlit. At no period even during the most glorious eras of which we have record was this whole country brought under one constitution and one rule.’
To sum up there’s a lot more to enlighten our thoughts than to just complain and regret and blame and repeat. For the pride of our constitution let’s stand strong, hand in hand, the same way as our nation stands to the world.
BY- ALKESHA CHAUDHARY