India, that is Bharat, celebrates many festivals, many occasions and many people. One of these, the 5th of august holds a very special place in every Bhartiya’s heart. 5th August, has today managed to be a day that we use as a measure of comparison to see how far we have come in terms of development and unity.
5th August, 2019 – Abrogation of Article 370, Unification of the Indian territories.
5th August, 2020 – Ram Janam Bhoomi Pooja, A pious start to the dreams of many Bhartiyas to welcome Shri Ram ji home.
5th August, 2021 – India’s Men Hockey team wins a bronze medal after 41 years.
The Day We Bleed Blue
The Indian Men’s Hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 etched their name in bronze by scoring a fantastic, nail-biting victory over Germany by a score of 5-4. The win becomes extra special as our boys won this feat after 41 years.
Indian Hockey team was once the undefeated champions of Hockey in the Olympics. They have 8 distinguished Olympic Gold medals to their name, 1 Silver and 2 bronze. The last medal that we won was the Gold medal in 1980. Until today, India saw a harrowing void of any successes in hockey.
Today, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, also, took our hearts by winning a Silver medal after his power packed performance in the 57Kg, freestyle wrestling category. He put up an exceptional fight. The country could not have asked for a better way to celebrate today.
Winning at the olympics has unified all the Bhartiya’s across globe just like the Ram Janam Bhoomi pooja and the Abrogation of Art. 370.
A Look At The Year That Went By
The journey from 5th August, 2020 until today has been a bit rocky but moves steadily towards a growing economy via socio-cultural developments across India. After the Ram janam Bhoomi Poojan, the news of Shri Krishna Janambhoomi swept away hearts. Advocates Hari Shankar Jain, Vishnu Shankar Jain and Pankaj Kumar Verma filed a petition in the district court of Mathura demanding the removal of the Shahi Idgah mosque.
In November, the country was shaken by one of the most disputed protests staged by farmers of Punjab and Haryana. The farmers have been protesting since. Their only demand is the union should repeal the Farm Laws with no clear reason why. These alleged farmers even hijacked the most patriotic and highly respected day in Bharat’s legacy, our Republic day.
The so-called farmers hoisted the terrorist organization Khalistan’s flag to show their solidarity with terrorists and usurped anti-India, violent demonstrations. Until today, these farmers have rejected every proposal by the government, rejected every amicable way to discuss the laws, created their own parliament, burnt people alive, even raped and harassed people!
While the country was fighting the 2nd wave of coronavirus, our home grown vaccine Covaxin entered the 3rd phase of trials and has been recognized by the EU for international travels. Our scientists have made us proud by their ingenuity. Covaxin has also been proven very effective against the Delta and Delta plus variants.
The biggest tragedy after the revelation of the Khalistani elements in our midst is the conduct of the honorable Supreme court. The SC took suo moto cognizance to interfere in Hindu religious matters again while tooting the horn of secularism during Eid.
They also failed to take a suo-moto cognianze of the politically motivated and premeditated cases of violence, murder and rapes in West Bengal. Their powers of judicial activism have been a no-show for the hindus of West Bengal. The same seems to be the case for BJP. They have abandoned their party workers, the hindus who voted for them and everyone who ever dared to step against TMC or its goons.
The cabinet shuffle by the BJP came as a surprise and people are expecting some real work from the new cabinet. The Country then entered the Olympics race. We have managed to get 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Our sportsmen and sportswomen have performed exceptionally well in their games. Medal or not, our sports persons have surely won our hearts.
The one year has been a rollercoaster ride. The nation is expecting the parliament to pass the uniform civil code bill while we wait for justice for the Bengal violence which has been caused by Mamta Banerjee and her party and the inaction of the Supreme Court and the government. The year ahead looks optimistic as the schools and universities are opening, vaccination drives are moving at full throttle. Only time will unravel the mysteries of the year ahead.