The very word describes many things about our country to the world.. The culture, the togetherness, the multi-cultural existence, etc, etc.. The land where people speaking more than hundred types of languages and following more than hundred religions live together..
Now I understand you checking the calendar, No.. It is not a republic day nor an independence day special post.. It's just to recall everyone our preamble, our constitution, our promise to have the country, the way our great freedom fighters gave us..
'WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political.
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship.
EQUALITY of status and opportunity, and to promote among all;
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity of the Nation"
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this 26/11/1949, do HEREBY ADOPT,
ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION'.
This is what we all as Indians promised, are promising, or at least supposed to know we ought to promise.
But are we sticking to our promises? Or at least remembering we have a promise?
These are the promises which were made to keep us united, to keep us belong to the same country, to the same home.
Secularism is one of the important of all.. Without which all the religions would have never got its importance as now and would have never allowed to be united. This was done with simple principles. For example: giving holidays for all the major festivals in each religion. It is not jus to give the followers of that religion, a chance of celebrating with their family, if that was the only aim, then the holiday could have been restricted to only those who follow that religion, but it was for all of us. Because the law wants to treat us all the same, and it provides the Muslim a chance to crack a firework on diwali, the Hindu to celebrate the joy of Jesus Christ's birth, a Christian to know the importance of Quran and the need of fasting and to enjoy the feast on Ramzan.
These are the simple way of keeping our country a secular one. The joy of one is shared with others to double it. Know the importance of all the religions, after all different religions are like different mirrors for seeing god the different way.
But does everyone follow this? If my organization is much of Hindus, I would provide holidays only for those festivals and not for others? Or vice-versa.. This is what is done mostly nowadays. Don't these mean selfishness? Then what is the point of CSR and corporate governance practices following in the organization? When you are shaking the roots of the Indian constitution?
Just because they are of a minority group we can't grab their rights.. Will everyone be ok if a "minor" part of your salary is been grabbed from you?
It is the same thing.. When the employees think that the management is treating them differently, the morale of the employees is gone, If you are bothered just about the production, then yes your production is also lost...
The effect is more in the case of schools and educational institutions, it is there people wants uniformity because the future of the country is shaped there. If the young minds come to know that they are not treated equally just because they are the minority, jus think what have you done to the future of the country?
Not jus the uniform clothes make them feel united, but treating them together makes them uniform.
This is just not a day of holiday but a HOLYday.............
Respect others.. Respect the views of others..
Stay united, Share the treasure you have.. Not just the joy but the shared treasure may double itself too..... :) :) :)