Before starting this post, first I want to say a big thanks to Dipika and Ruchi for organizing the “Speakeasy2”, and I am so excited to be a part of it again.
I had participated in “Speakeasy 1” and had a great writing and reading experience. The theme was speakeasy 1 was happiness, and I had a great time while sharing some amazing happiness theme activities for kids, in my post. If you want to read that post click here.
Now, it’s time for participating in speakeasy 2., and theme for “Speakeasy2” is – “Ye jo desh hai mera”.
With this theme, we 26 bloggers are sharing their individual perspective for our own country. The theme is perfectly relevant too, as this week, we had celebrated our 74th Independence Day. So far, I had read some amazing posts for the challenge and loved them from core of my heart.
Honestly, for me writing for this theme is an overemotional experience. Though I am an expressive person but when it comes to write or speak on things that close to my heart (like my family or country), I often feel speechless. While sharing about these things, I always feel an over emotional state of heart and mind, and words did not flow the way, it should be.
Anyways coming back to theme, “Ye Jo desh hai mera..”. Since last few years, as an immigrant this subject has become uniquely special for me. because as an immigrant, I did not have the privilege to celebrate the National festival “Independence Day” in my own country. I always feel lacked as a parent that my girls are not getting enough opportunity to learn more about their mother land as a school student. For me, this experience become immensely nostalgic too, as onset of any festival (national or religious) take me back to my childhood days, I get plenty of amazing memories of festival celebration with my friends, family in our own country”.
But, now things had changed a lot after moving to another country ( USA). this change of status reduces our joy of celebration specially in “Typical Indian style”.
For many, living a life on foreign land seems like a privilege but honestly it is not as easy as seems. You have to make so many sacrifices and have to wait long years (2-3 year minimum) to visit your own country and meet your family. Here, hearing a patriotic song or seeing an Indian flag, feel like a life-time experience.
I still remember one incidence of year 2016 (when we just moved to USA), and we went to New jersey for a tourism purpose. In New Jersey, there is an area called “Mini India”, where you get all kinds of Indian shops and restaurants. It is the place that gives you a feeling for a moment that you are in India. While our visit, we had done loads of shopping and enjoyed Indian food, and while moving around I got awestruck at one intersection. At this intersection, there is a place, where you see Indian and USA flags all together.
After seeing that Indian flag, I got mesmerized and felt a sense of un-explained happiness. It was a moment, when I had realized that “when I was in India, these things were part of my routine life, I had never thought that these could become a matter of utter most importance, when I will be moved miles away from our own land”.
I am in USA in more than 5 years. After a long 5 years of stay and visiting more than 10 states of this beautiful country, I always felt only one emotion at the end, that
“Apna desh to apna hi hota hai”..and “Apne desh ki baat hi alag hai..”.
Last year, after a long gap of 4 years, I had visited India. It was a kind of over whelming experience. I had observed so many great changes and technological advancements, such as in my own city Nagpur, Metro has been launched. New roads and improve infrastructure have given me a feeling of proud Indian.
Of course, we are doing a great development in all aspects of life, but still there are some things that I dream for future India.
Sharing few things that I wish in “India of my dreams”. Hoping you like it.
India of my dreams
A celebrated childhood and less pressurized educational system
Yes, this one is my first wish for future India. Though Indian educational system has its own perks but despite these perks, it puts lots of pressure on young age kids (this is my personal opinion no offence to anyone.) I feel little disappointed, when I see little kids and their parents have loads of worries about selecting a perfect school, getting great marks, being ahead in competition and so on….
I wish future India should have a less pressurized educational system, where kids enjoy learning process. every kid (irrespective of his/her caste and economic status) get a chance to learn and study, what they actually want to learn. Education should become a more meaningful aspect of life rather than just have an aim to come first in a rat race.
Though things had improved a lot in last few decades and now, women are getting equal opportunities in various aspects of life. Now, they are proving that they have an amazing ability to perform best in every field ranging from sports to politics and even air and marine forces.
Despite these positive changes, still there are some areas (especially rural area) where women have no right to make their own decisions. Unfortunately, dowry and female foeticides are still a part of our social system.
Along with these social evils, “Women safety” is another most important aspect of women’s life that bother every girl, woman and their parents. Unfortunately, India is considered as a “Rape capital” of world.
As a woman and mom of two young girls, I feel so disappointed and sometimes scared with these statics. I wish these things get changed in future and women have better opportunity and proper safety in future India.
Freedom from corruption
I am sure you all would be agree that “Corruption” is root cause that puts a major obstacle in growth and development of our nation. Our country has immense talent and amazing potential but because of bunch of corrupted people, every system lacked efficient execution of facilities. The problem of corruption not only hinder growth of our nation but it also puts a question mark on our overall reputation.
I wish, future India have team of young, and honest people in different departments who believe in principle of work with ethics rather than following the evil path of corruption.
“Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” make India greener and cleaner
We all know the great results of Modi ji’s “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”, in making India cleaner and greener. But I believe, this is just the beginning. I wish, it keeps continuous in future and we would be able to make our country a cleanest place to live an enjoyable life.
So, these were some of my dreams that I wish for future India. What are your thoughts? Please share!