Posted on August 14, 2018 at 11:04 am

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Independence Day: Arjun Bijlani, Shashank Vyas, Jasmin Bhasin Share Some Memories

Our telly actors share their fond memories of Independence Day and urge the present generation to nurture a feeling of appreciation and respect for the country this Independence Day.

 

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Gurpreet Singh: 

Gurpreet Singh
Gurpreet Singh

I had joined NCC (National Cadet Corp) and participated in training camps during my childhood. It was an awesome patriotic feeling as I lived the way the army does. The versatility our nation cannot be compared with any country. It’s unique as there are so many kinds of religion and castes and so much difference in living standards, yet everyone is patriotic. I will always proudly say that ‘Mera Bharat Mahan’. I haven’t decided on my plans yet for 15 the August. It’s a big day for me and I think all of us will have to feel patriotic on that day. I know that some people take it as just a mere holiday. But if we go by history, we can see how this day is a culmination of the combined efforts of a lot of people.

 

Sneha Wagh:

Sneha Wagh
Sneha Wagh

I’m a proud Indian. And somewhere within my heart, I want to make my country proud. For me, these days are days of pride and honour. Today’s generation has lost the taste of real passion for patriotism.

 

Shashank Vyas:

Shashank Vyas
Shashank Vyas

Not only me, I guess everyone feels a sense of pride on Independence Day. But this day for some people is nothing more than a mere holiday. I feel we should take inspiration from all the school kids in our areas who make flags and dress up in tri-colour. They celebrate this day in the true sense.

 

Arjun Bijlani:

Arjun Bijlani
Arjun Bijlani

Independence Day is a day when I watch patriotic films with my family. I feel that we should try and celebrate the day in whatever way we can. At least take 10 minutes out of the entire day and think about the condition of our country and what we can do to better it.

 

Akashdeep:

Akashdeep
Akashdeep

This generation has lost the importance of days like these. The point is we as a nation have failed miserably. There is intolerance, rapes are rising, China and Pakistan have unfinished agendas with India even after 70 years. I am an avid follower of world news and I must say it’s not a happy space. Our infrastructure stinks, our politicians think they are kings, they have begun to live in an insulated world. The common man hurts and is helpless. Therefore, escapism is the only option. People think it’s a holiday today and have no respect for the occasion.

 

Vahbiz Dorabjee:

Vahbiz Dorabjee
Vahbiz Dorabjee

It’s 100 percent true that today’s generation has lost the feeling of Independence day and they treat it as a mere holiday. I miss my school days when it was mandatory for us to attend the flag hoisting ceremony. It was really fun as we used to perform patriotic songs. I have some beautiful memories from my time at school. I have to admit that as I grew up, my participation in Independence day has not been much but I sometimes like to dress up in the tricolor. I not only feel patriotic on this day, I feel patriotic throughout the year. Honestly, I have traveled the world and I have come to one conclusion nothing is better than India.

 

Jasmin Bhasin:

Jasmin Bhasin
Jasmin Bhasin

This year, unfortunately, I am not in my own country on this day. I am in Argentina for a shoot, but I am proud to be an Indian. I feel even more proud when I travel abroad. We have developed so much as a country and an economy. All of us should be proud of our selves. I feel patriotic and proud of the way our country is growing and don’t look down. We are a strong and respectful nation. I don’t think today’s generation has lost any significance, of the day. I think each and every person feels really proud.

 

Snigdha A Akolkar:

Snigdha A Akolkar
Snigdha A Akolkar

I’m planning to attend a flag hosting at Gate Way Of India or at least in my society. I enjoy the patriotic atmosphere, the feeling of respect towards our freedom and sacrifices made for it. It’s sad, these days that the significance of Independence Day has been reduced to a mere holiday. We take our independence for granted. I salute all the people who fought and are still fighting for us to keep our independence secured.

 

Adhvik Mahajan:

Adhvik Mahajan
Adhvik Mahajan

I will enjoy the flag hoisting ceremony and those beautiful patriotic songs will play in my housing society. I would be watching an online series on Chandrashekhar Azad’s life as I am not working on that day. I have been wanting to know more about him for a while now. I feel its important to remember that today whatever we are doing in life, the choices that we are making, it is possible because of democracy and freedom. We are blessed to be Indians in today’s times.

 

Geetanjali Singh:

Geetanjali Singh
Geetanjali Singh

Since childhood, I used to always be excited about Independence Day. I would take part in various school activities and I loved being part of the flag hoisting ceremony. Even if I was not part of it, I would sit home dressed as Bharat Mata. I visit nearby schools for the flag hoisting ceremonies now and I have also bought something traditional for this day. This year, I will be visiting different places promoting my film and celebrating Independence Day. This day means a lot to me, I am from a conservative family which lacks independence. There are still many places where women are not liberated. People take things for granted that are easily available to them, small steps will make big difference.