Of Celebrating India's 100th Independence Day After 30 Years...

9 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2017

Date Written: April 5, 2017

Abstract

After 30 years from now India will be celebrating its 100th year of independence from the colonial rule. What will happen in the year 2047-48? Will India be able to fulfill the vision of those who fought for the freedom? Will the country be able to adapt itself to the dreams and aspirations of the present and the future citizens of the country? When India gained freedom, those who struggled and sacrificed their lives for India’s independence had a dream, a vision, a hope, an idea of the free India. They had heaps of expectations, loads of desire and a yearning that in the independent India, the generations of people will enjoy freedom and opportunities in all forms away from the problems and situations they have faced then? They have imagined that India after attaining freedom from the clutches of the Imperial rulers, and liberation from all from of colonialism and the colonial mind-set, will provide all of its citizens’ equal rights and opportunities to develop and grow. They envisaged of India that is secular and democratic, where people rule over themselves, India where people live without any discrimination based on their background, India where people are healthy, educated, well fed, free from all kinds of diseases, India where poverty, inequality, hunger, malnutrition and other such vices find no place, India which is progressive, rational and enlightened, India where every person is respected and everyone enjoy freedoms of various kind including that of expressing dissent, India which accommodate differences and promotes diversity of all kinds, India which is envisioned by great men and women such as Tagore, Ambedkar, Nehru, Gandhi, Tilak, Sarojini Naidu, Maulana Azad, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Bhagat Singh, and number of such other such freedom fighters and leaders, India which Nehru visualized as modern and plural, India about which Tagore said “where mind is without fear and head held high, where knowledge is free… let my country awake”.

Keywords: India, independence, women, dalits, tribals, poverty, inequality

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Nigam, Shalu, Of Celebrating India's 100th Independence Day After 30 Years... (April 5, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2946941

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