India will celebrate 75 years of independence this year, but after seven decades are we truly independent or are we truly free?
Celebrities feel that even though our country is independent, we as individuals are not because of our thinking. Read on to learn more:
Vijayendra Kumeria: We will be celebrating 75 years of independence but we still need a lot of development like good health care system, less poverty, rural economy, sanitation etc need a lot of attention. It’s very subjective when we talk about freedom of speech, sometimes you feel like you can talk about any issue, but sometimes you don’t. Thanks to social media, in the name of freedom of speech, there are some people who say a lot of things or rather troll people without being right. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean you can talk stupid.
Mohit Malhotra: Even after seven decades, we are not as independent as we should be. Freedom of speech is restricted due to media and political pressures. We need to be more open and less judgmental as a society. I believe we have a long way to go to express ourselves truly as actorswriters, singers and in the corporate world.
Avinash Mukherjee: I feel that after seven decades we are truly independent; we have really come a long way and apart from freedom of speech, we have a few basic rights that allow us to live the basic lifestyle we currently live. Clearly there are areas that need improvement. I think that while India is free, people are not, the moment people get rid of their critical thinking about sexism, racism, gender inequality, then we will be truly free. Nothing can really change in our system unless people are willing to change themselves.
Amal Sehrawat: I feel it is our duty not only to celebrate our freedom but also to understand the true meaning of freedom. August 15th is like a festival and showing respect for our country just for one day is not enough. It really depends on what you think about your country and what steps you personally take to make any changes. Because the country is made up of each individual and if one of them can make a change, then the whole country can make a change. We talk about being good to each other, we talk about human rights, but we can’t follow through on what we say. We talk about respecting girls, but we know the reality that girls are afraid to walk alone on the road. Only when we take care of such things will we be truly independent.
Himanshu Malhotra: 15th August 2022 is our 75th Independence Day and many things have changed since then but I believe the most basic thing like education system has not changed. In foreign countries their government provides the best education but here people believe that government schools and government teachers are not perfect. I believe that public education should be free and good just like private schools. The second thing is healthcare facilities, the difference between state and private healthcare systems is huge. These two things are our basic rights and I believe we have every right to get them.
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