Bhakti Rathod (Urmila in Sony SAB’s Bhakharwadi)
Celebrating Independence Day during my childhood always meant that I give a patriotic speech on one platform or the other. My mother was very adamant to evoke that one emotion of ‘Desh Bhakti’ in me during my growing up years. She would write wonderful and factual speeches for me to learn, understand and deliver.
I remember an incident from my childhood. When I was 5yrs of age and had delivered my first patriotic speech my mother treated me by taking me to a big garden to play. Unfortunately, I fell and broke my right hand and was under plaster for nearly 2 months. I was so embarrassed to go to school the next day with a plaster after my super hit performance the day before. My mother then said, “All the great leaders of our nation who strived for this Independence Day, were mostly in plasters every time they delivered a good patriotic speech!” I haven’t forgotten this.
My message to all the fans is that Nation love includes having responsible citizen behavior and everyone should strive towards it.
Hiba Nawab (Elaichi in Sony SAB’s JijajiChhatPer Hain)
We used to celebrate Independence Day when I was in school and it used to be huge. I was in a convent school and Father of the school used to come and hoist flag. Later, students would dance, sing, perform on patriotic songs and teachers would perform as well. The celebration would then end with some delicious refreshments and sweets and this was the part that we were most excited for.
I would get goosebumps everytime we celebrated Independence Day by hoisting the flag and singing National anthem. The feeling of ‘We are all one’, that no cast, creed or colour could divide us, always shook me.
I just have one piece of advice for all my fans this Independence day that, get freedom from your negativity. Just be free and let others be free too.
Krishna Bharadwaj(Rama in Sony SAB’s Tenali Rama)
Independence Day is a reminder that the freedom we have today is because of the sacrifices that are involved in it and it gives me a lot of pride to be an Indian. When we were young, this day meant listening to inspiring and moving speeches and performing special dance/ act in school. We would get excited as we would specially dress up, wearing white clothes and take flowers to school specially to put under the flag pole. I really miss those days.
It’s a really important day in the lives of every Indian and we take pride in our country. It shouldn’t be only these patriotic festivals that evoke the patriotism in us but every day of our lives should be an attempt to make our country and its freedom fighters proud.
Nikhil Khurana (Pancham in Sony SAB’s JijajiChhatPer Hain)
I have studied at an Army school so we used to have huge celebrations on the Independence Day. Despite being a national holiday, we had to come to school at 8 in the morning for flag hoisting, do our march past, sing the national anthem and were then served refreshments. The most exciting thing on that day was that we got free at 11 am and then we would go to a restaurant to enjoy some delicious snacks by each person contributing in the money they had.
In my view, Independence Day is a day that reflects the fact that we, as human beings, have the right to be free and live in a democracy. We have our rights and we should know them because if you don’t know your rights as a citizen, it can be tough. This day also brings a moment that enlightens you to work towards the betterment of your country and yourself too.
To my fans, I would say just enjoy this holiday and spend time with your family.
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