With the birth of Independent India (That is Bharath) the simultaneous partition and the birth of Pakistan notwithstanding, we Indians took a vow to â€œredeem our pledge, though not in fall measure but substantiallyâ€. Our mantra used to be â€œINDIA, INDIA, INDIAâ€ and our beloved leaders kept on reminding us of the fact that we are at liberty to live in any corner of India, mainly because it is our birth right. When there was food scarcity or such problems, we used to overcome them without creating unpleasant scenes.
Slowly but steadily, most of us were under the influence of regional leaders who were bent upon erasing the Indianness from our minds, and there were others who did their best to lay foundations for their castes.
Inspite of all these negative developments. The â€œIndiannessâ€ returned now and then when there were cricket matches!
We canâ€™t afford to be regional or caste-minded citizens. Our strength lies in unity in diversity. Let us break away from divisive elements. So, on your marchâ€¦