ANKITA GAU­TAM

PRO­FES­SOR

Citadel - - PUNEITES SPEAK -

Vande Ma­tram is about singing the praises of a moth­er­land. If we are grow­ing in the soil of our moth­er­land, then what is wrong in singing the song and prais­ing it? This song has noth­ing to do with re­li­gion. It is for singing and remembering the glory of sung and un­sung he­roes who worked tire­lessly for the coun­try. Ev­ery morn­ing, we start our day with a prayer so we can pray for our moth­er­land too. The Court has also stated that if you don’t want to sing the song, give a valid rea­son for it. Ac­cord­ing to me, na­tion­al­ism is not im­po­si­tion, but it’s a cel­e­bra­tion of one’s moth­er­land. We (In­di­ans) are liv­ing in a free coun­try, and we should show some grat­i­tude to­wards our free­dom ghters.

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