It has been several scores of years since the man most influential in India's current existance was assassinated. Where is India today? Nowadays, due to no fault of his, Gandhi's birthday or Jayanthi is becoming an increasingly painful affair to deal with.
Why is that so?
Well, for one, it makes you stop and reflect about what is happening in India. What is happening to India? What am I as a person contributing to the progress of India? What can I do, about everything that seems to have gone wrong? Should I just remain optimistic about the few rays of hope?
Now, when you dig deep and ask these questions, there is that feeling of pain. However, Gandhi was a man of optimism. He always said, "Be the change you want to see in this world". So maybe, amidst all the reflection and the welling thoughts, you and I, as citizens, could promise to be more truthful, more patriotic, to embrace the righteous path for India, and one day hope that when October 2nd swings by, we see more hope and happiness, than despair on our country's state.
It is also important to acknowledge all the good that has happened, and all the good that has been done in India, isn't it? If we never acknowledge the positive, who will remain motivated to keep doing whatever they are doing to carry on the progressive work?
More thoughts, and again, more thoughts, however, I am confident, one day, if not idealistically, atleast realistically we can establish a Gandhian society of self sustenance and uprightness.