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The Independence Prep - My brainstorming

While passing through elite streets of my city, a few days back, I noticed logs and tri-colour clothe being arranged near open fields. The view made me count how many days were left to our independence day. 

When I was a kid and was in school, I used to be absolutely ready to participate in cultural programmes to be performed on this red letter day. For others patriotism used to develop on or just before 15 august, though for me it used to develop at least a week earlier. This was because the preparation and rehearsal sessions of my performance on this day used to start at least a week ago. Teachers used to pick names of the participants from all the classes in my school but my name was kind of fixed in more than one performances. After the list of programmes were finalized and all were allocated their place of the stage, the costume and color scheme was decided. Almost every performance was supposed to be filled with one or more of the tri colors. 

As I grew up, my connection with this day remained to flag making or buying tri- color badges, wrist bands and balloons. After some more time passed, my patriotism shrank to attending to the flag hosting event in my college where collecting sweets was another charm. The early years of work life, made me feel patriotic with the day off and decorations made in the office. But now,  after some more years I feel what my patriotism has changed into? Is this finding independence day offers online or at brand stores? Or buying a car decorating national flag from the signal I stop a day before? 

Howbeit, I have fixed few things for showing patriotism; waking up on time, watching the flag hosting event on national channel and a few more patriotic films, are the least that I do. Besides my plans for 15 th august day off, I know there are many people who have started their work for the preparation of national event's celebration. These are the flag makers, the cloth dying people, the labourers assembling logs and tents for the event, the confectioners who would receive bulk orders and, the sales and marketing people who are busy estimating their possible sale when people would have enough time to increase the footfall in the malls. 

Amidst all these thoughts, I called the secretary of my society to ask how the preparation of flag hosting ceremony inside my society campus are going!!
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  1. Oh I too feel nostalgic when my daughter comes back from practice of independence day celebration...great feeling

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  2. Nice article. Everyone has different meaning for independence and celebrate it according to their convenient.but schools has celebrate and teach students the real meaning of it. Great post

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  3. Nice article. Everyone has different meaning for independence and celebrate it according to their convenient.but schools has celebrate and teach students the real meaning of it. Great post

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  4. This makes me so nostalgic and living outside India you miss those patriotic moments.

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  5. Yes true. Some where Independence day has lost its true meaning. Future generations will not understand even this much.

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  6. Agree..we all look forward to a holiday on independence day than just celebrating it the proper way. The tricolour balloons, the decorations and the cultural programmes in our society remind me of my childhood too.

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  7. I used to love my school days and the best part was 15th August and 26th January for the kind of preps that used to happen. I loved those days.

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