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Preserving Sovereignty of Nation

VINOD C DIXIT, AHMEDABAD
Sixty seven years back, a salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian national flag by Dr Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on January 26, 1950. January 26th has become a red letter day in the history of our nation. Though India became a free nation on August 15, 1947, it enjoyed the true spirit of Independence on January 26, 1950, when the Constitution of India finally came into force. Attaining independence and becoming a republic nation was the biggest challenge that India had to face in the 20th century. As the Constitution of India came into force on 26th of January in 1950, we celebrate this day as the Republic Day every year. This year, we are celebrating the 67th Republic Day of India. So, we should not let go easily all the priceless sacrifices and make this country a slave country again under corruption, illiteracy, inequality and other social discrimination. The fundamental rights and duties of the people have been laid down in our Constitution. Every citizen of the country is equal in the eye of law, and no one is to suffer because of religion, creed, caste, colour or race. Today is the best day when we should take an oath to preserve our country’s real meaning, position, status and most importantly culture of humanity. During the British Rule, great personalities like Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore gave the same message of peace, love, unity and equality. Let us on this day make a great promise to preserve the sovereignty of the nation. We must build a cohesive India, where no Indian has to live in apprehension or fear of the other. We need to lay a good foundation for nurturing goodwill and effective functioning of the various societies.

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