Republic : Meaning for me..

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“Long road ahead for being the rue republic” Image : ndtv.com

Between so many news which is coming in the media after the famous demonetization decision or the Papa-Beta split in Samajwadi Party, there is one news, which is soothing to me and for most of the Indians, is that we have just celebrated our 68th Republic Day.
Every year most of us celebrate this day by sleeping an hour extra, or plan to watch a new film like Raees this year, and some of the patriot among us celebrate by watching the Republic day parade on DoorDarshan channel.

But what actually Republic means ??

The definition I found on internet is :

a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

Now what I perceive the meaning of Republic is ;

Its the power we common people have, to elect our leaders, who would think about our development, but we don’t utilize it wisely, because more than development we think about to which caste that particular leader belongs…

Its the power we common people have, to elect our leader, who would think about our country and its development, but we choose the leaders who would benefit us and our relatives, forget motherland…

Its the power we common people have, to elect our leaders, who would creat the environment of entrepreneurship, environment of innovations, but we choose the leaders who are more interested in making temples or mosques…

Its the power we common people have, to elect our leaders who would give funds for research into new things, but we choose the leaders who fund large parties for their party workers who do their flattery…

Its the power we common people have, to elect our leaders, who focus on the healthcare and spend more money on healthcare system of our country, but we choose leaders who instead of healthcare, are more focus on increasing their salary in parliaments…

Its the power we common people have, to elect our leaders, who would build the bridge between different communities of our country, so that we can all contribute to the development of our states and country, but we choose leaders who are more interested to keep talking about “Intolerance”…

Well, there are innumerable examples, about which I can keep writing for hours, but what I want to convey that being Republic, our constitution, empowers us to choose our leaders, who lead us for a prosperous future, who lead us where our future generations thrive in a healthy environment, so we should use our power wisely, and choose those leaders, who think beyond caste and religion, and contribute for our country’s development.

Dr. Anshul

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15 thoughts on “Republic : Meaning for me..

  1. The problem is that most of the educated class don’t care or are too worried to settle abroad, and the poor population is too worried about their own survival than worry about what’s going on in the country. The politicians buy the votes, which I believe is very easily done. While the rest of the population who actually care are left with a choice of devil and the deep sea. We end up choosing the least corrupted person. The text book meaning has been lost a long time ago. It is up-to the people to do the right thing themselves and make the country a better place.

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  2. You have chosen the best way to make us understand the meaning of Republic. I admit I do not use this power- I do not caste my Vote but I think I should start doing it with best of my knowledge. No politician is clean but yes, Rajlakshmi is right we choose least corrupted one. We should keep talking about it often. Thanks for linking it with Happy Sunday Doc.

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  3. You have a good understanding of republic and I love the way you have put it- yes we do have the right to elect people to represent us, whether we use the right rightly or not is a question that always pesters me.

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