Happy Independence Day!

The day comes again , to remind us of our great heroes, to give us goosebumps, to make our eyes filled with tears in happiness and pride ……..

Yes, it is our Independence Day today. India’s Independence Day – the 15th of August.

I wish all my Fellow Proud Indians a very very Happy Independence Day. I hope each one of you will have at least one resolution to fulfill and that resolution should be to work for the change you want to see in the country.

As, the Father of our Nation- Mahatma Gandhi Ji had said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

I feel that people should inculcate patriotism in young people from their childhood itself. I feel, every person has patriotism hidden in their hearts. The need is only one- to strive to bring out that hidden feelings in every citizen and bring those moral values back which appear to be lost these days- but are not, they are still there.

The need is to acknowledge those who feel proud to be the citizens of that country and those who work for the pride of their country. The need is to engrave in the hearts of people that the nation needs them and that they can do a lot, lot and a lot more than they think they can. The need is that every person contributes the best way they can towards humanity and peace-building.

I personally feel every time I sing the National Anthem that I have loads to pay off and to do for my nation. So, I have to live more. Whenever I have feelings that my life is over or I must die, I recall in my mind that out of all the aims of my life, there is one most important aim- that is to serve the nation. It would be weird for you all to know that I feel that in my past life I was one of them who struggled against the British for Independence. I feel my soul ‘s birth was before Independence and I had seen those days of agony. I feel I was a person one like the brave Queen of Jhansi- Rani Lakshmi Bai.

Well, that was a brief insight to me.

Also, I would like to give my heartiest wishes to our dear neighbour Pakistan- once a part of us- on their Independence Day Yesterday- 14th August. I wish them and hope that they achieve more and more success, they prosper and bring peace and eradicate poverty and terrorism- their biggest challenges.

So, here I present before you all my first ever writing that I published on the Internet’s Platform. This post is from my previous blog- The Changing Generation.




WHAT YOUNG INDIA WANTS?

The biggest and the most important thing that young India needs more than it wants it is “protection”. Yes, protection. It may surprise you. You must have thought education, moral values, health and all those sort of things which I consider secondary needs for Young Indians in today’s world as the wants of young India. Protection against evil thoughts, against crime, against vulgarity, against extreme criticism and many more protective coats for 21st century life are the needs of youngsters. Adult citizens may have a different point of view, but being in the age considered the most important and dangerous stage of life, I consider protection as the most important thing for young India. Let me explain you all the examples of protection mentioned by me.

Protection against “evil” thoughts; we all know that this era is considered as the “kalyuga” in Hindu mythology. Yes, this is the truth; family is no more like a family. A teenager has a lot to learn from elders of the family.  Family is the only one which decides whether the child is a good citizen or a bad. Today’s teens become inclined towards the dark side because of the rude way of talking in their family, neighborhood and among friends common in today’s world, their parents behavior towards their grandparents and the most important their family’s point of view over certain issues. Parents must make sure that their children learn from the positive experiences of their life and also that their children are their best friends. Parents should show their ideal side of personality to their children. Parents must protect their children from any unmoral discussions, rude talks. Most of us have seen parents using abusive language in front of children or domestic violence openly or disrespectful attitude of parents encouraging their children to do so. Let us try to change this scenario.

Another protection needed for young India is against crime. It can be of two types-

  • Against being self-involved
  • Against being crime-affected.

Both the protections are equally important. Currently we are aware of the youngsters being involved in crimes. To protect the teens from this, it is necessary for the parents to be their best friends. Parents must try to be as much frank as they can be to their children even in the most serious issues. There must not be any need for teens to hide anything from their parents. Parents must discuss the worldwide issues with their children and tell the positive and negative aspects of life.  India is not much safe for adolescents. They are highly prone to physical or mental tortures. It is obvious that no parent wants its child to suffer from any of the tortures. Just wanting is not the solution. Parents must give proper time on thin king how to keep their children secured.

Protection against vulgarity? Yes. Most of us think it as a way of entertaining ourselves. And the person reading this may think I am too young to write about this. But children or I may say teens of my age think that they are matured enough to know about this. And the person promoting this vulgarity may think, “It is too common nowadays and no one will mind if I do so. The world is so modern and advanced”. But no one thinks that it can be the root cause of various negative results of modern life or how it can damage youngster’s minds. Television is the biggest source of its promotion. Even ads can’t be seen sitting with family. Moreover, songs are also present in this category. There are fewer songs with clean lyrics that can be sung publicly. Before going deeply into the cases of crimes and criminals and its causes, there must be a limit to vulgarity to protect young India.

Now last but not the least, protection against criticism. We say that we are too modern, too latest, too advanced. But where does this modern attitude vanishes when we say or rather criticize a person for his or her dull complexion? Where does this modern attitude travel when we taunt a mother for giving birth to a girl child? Where does this modernity go when we criticize a student on the choice of his subject and pressurize him or her on becoming a science or math genius? Where does our smart mind hide when we mentally torture a student to compete and win the 1st position not even thinking about his or her state of mind? Are we aware that such extreme criticism hollows the mind of the criticized person? You may think that protection against criticism is not what young India wants. Now, I criticize your opinion. Yes, yes and yes. Protection against criticism is must. We are not unaware of the suicidal cases coming in hundreds every year due to tough competition in today’s world. Let’s not waste our hidden talent. If everyone will be a doctor or an engineer, then who will help us in our money matters? Who will preserve our civilization?

It is the duty of every parent to give a little freedom to its children that can make his or her life best. Parents should make sure that their children do not cry for their weaknesses rather feel proud for their strength.

Protection is the only thing that will make every young Indian a sound-minded and physically and mentally fit. If they are fit, smart and positive, surely the country and then the universe will progress and reach the heights of success to its tip. Protect young India, protect the future.

-Sheetal Pahadi

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The Changing Generation: June 2014

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WILL PAKISTAN COME CLOSE TO OUR HEART?

It is one of my dreams to go to Pakistan – you believe it or not. Not just I wish to go there when I am awake, I even see myself cross the border in my dreams. This dream is not newly born. It has been there with me since I was nearly about 8-9 years. At that age, I didn’t even know the exact relationship or I may say the differences between the two ‘brother-sister’ nations. At that time, I just knew that some of the terrorists who had attacked Mumbai were of Pakistan and that India-Pakistan relations were not so good. But I don’t have any hatred towards our neighboring country – which most of you might be thinking that I feel such on the basis of above para. It is not so. Terrorism should be seen in terms of its ideology and the people who promote it, not the nation where they reside. But this should not make the nations wash off their hands from this great responsibility of combating terrorism from their motherlands. Hating or disliking any country on the basis of presence of terrorist groups is not okay. Because even India has got some terrorist and maoist group. And we are really trying hard to stop these activities and make our nation more peaceful. So every country with the co-operation of their citizens, should take steps to uproot terrorism. It was very sad to see the recent disastrous attacks at Karachi. I don’t understand why terrorist groups need to pick up violence as their arms to get their work done. …………………………….Click this link to view the complete post. —The Changing Generation: June 2014.

Celebrating ‘International Yoga Day’

So, today its International Yoga Day and it makes me feel proud that my country gave origin to a new lifestyle which almost every country has appreciated and accepted.

Yoga is actually a workout, originated in India, which ultimately turns into a lifestyle and a thought on daily practice. Yoga not only focuses on the body’s movement, but also aims at mental and spiritual health. It helps the mind to focus and the spirit to get rid of negative thoughts and inculcate positive thinking in our lives. Yoga’s soul lies in its breathing and meditation exercises, followed by body balancing and slow body movements rather than pushing your body forcibly.

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Today, we had to reach school by 6:35 am to celebrate Yoga Day by doing Yoga from 7:00 am sharp to 7:35 am (as directed by the  Central Board of Secondary Education).At Rajpath, New Delhi, 35,000 people along with Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, had been doing selected 21 AASANs (postures/exercises) of Yoga and it made a world record.For the past 3 days, we had been in 1 hour Yoga Practice Sessions and trust me they were just awesome and relaxing. It was a very good feeling. But today, I was a bit irritated. Actually, the teachers were made to stand in between the lines of students and I personally felt a bit awkward and was not able to do Yoga freely. I had been doing it freely during the practice sessions. And the 2nd reason being the dress code. We were doing Yoga in the school uniform. It would have been much more good and comfortable if we would have worn lower-T shirts.

Today, the weather was quite favorable as compared to the awful hot weather these days. The weather was cloudy and cool breeze was blowing which made it easy for us to focus on our exercises. Past 3 days, we enjoyed a lot. And Yoga really made us feel a bit relaxed. It felt good because we students usually don’t get time to do Yoga or any other exercises specifically. It actually made me feel healthier.

I think many of you also practice Yoga. So please do let me know about your Daily Yoga Routine and how you feel doing it and what change it has brought to your life.

A Post to Gear Up

This is just a random post today.

I am quite concerned about the political conditions here in India. India really needs young volunteers in politics who are very different from the typical politicians.

A few days back I heard on a news that a student of class 11th was arrested in UP who had posted offensive words to provoke religious conflict in the name of Aazam Khan, a local minister. And that guy was immediately arrested in just 24 hrs. It is good that instant action was taken.

But is this kind of action only to be taken against common citizens?

What about MPs, MLAs ???

Saadhvi Prachi isMohan-Bhagwat3 constantly giving offensive speeches and is turning against her earlier spoken words. Moroeover, she says wrong things against ‘Father of our Nation’- Mahatma Gandhi Ji. Saakshi Maharaaj, Bhagwat, what all they speak threatens the unity of our country.

Just check this controversial speech

Then why actions are not taken against them?

When BJP was in opposition, it had opposed against Congress’s statements like this.index

And now what???

Will it not warn its ministers and MPs strictly to stop giving such worthless statements which disturb the harmony of our country???

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