I have chosen to work rather than gluing to TV. Felt, that's sure my country needs first. But, still there is a need of formal celebration both in every sphere starting from personal occasions to national and international occasions. I saw on Internet a few photos claiming to arise patriotic fire in onlookers. True, the show the celebration puts up is colorful. But, how is it understood, is difficult to guess. Has it raised the level.
Today, there was a piece of news on US President Obama giving a call to US citizens telling,
"Your Country Needs You", in the context of competing with India and China, to maintain
US superiority in Science and Technology. The four words "Your Country Needs You" - is certainly
capable of awakening the fire within.
Alas, the leaders in India fail miserably. Some of them say with tongue in cheek, some of them
lack clarity and some of them prefer to keep mum - so for many Indians these celebrations remain
meaningless while struggling for daily existence!
Nobody tells and very few Indians feel the words: "Your Country Needs You"
Wish that will not be true for long.