In the evening, he is all aloneThe weather was pleasant in the morning. Many people assembled in the city chowk. The children wore clean and colourful dresses. There were colourful balloons. The dignitaries came. The local MLA came. He hoisted the Flag. Other dignitaries assisted him. Flowers were showered. There were patriotic songs and lectures. The dignitaries exhorted common people to give everything for the sake of the country. Sweets were distributed. The ceremony was over before 12 noon. The assembled people went home.
During the morning ceremony, he stood along with common people. For today, he got the uniform washed and ironed. He cleaned his boots. He polished his baton. But nobody bothered about him. He also received a packet of sweets which he has now kept in his bag for his child.
Now it is evening. The sunset is scheduled to be at 5.45 p.m. His duty will be over at 6 p.m. Now it's time for the important task. He quickly polishes his shoes again. He arranges his uniform properly and moves forward. He reaches in front of the Flag must. He smartly salutes the Flag. Nobody is there in the city chowk now. Nobody notices him. After saluting the Flag, he brings it down very carefully with due respect. He doesn't allow the Flag to touch the ground.
In the morning, the chowk was full of people. Everyone was watching the MLA hoisting the Flag on this special day. In the evening, the Security Guard is all alone. No one watches him. He lowers the Flag for the day with all respect following every procedure.