What is the best way for a community to celebrate Independence Day?The freedom we have is taken for granted by most – not having experienced the struggles we do not understand what it is not to be free. Flag hoisting and singing of the National Anthem is part of every function that marks the Independence Day. As part of the celebrations school children enact scenes from the freedom struggle. Drawing & painting as well as essay writing competitions with Independence Day as the theme remain popular events. Some social events may include blaring of patriotic music, over loudspeakers. A few residential communities celebrate the day by conducting sports competitions for residents. Cleanliness and tree plantation drives also mark the occasion.
However, by the end of the day the fervor mellows and the day is forgotten. Is there any way that the patriotic fervor can be kept alive – so we stay committed to our heritage – not just in words, but in everything else that we do?