When did I realize the importance of independence?

When things are going well, all of us are busy managing wealth! Planning for the next trip. Finding faults with others. Becoming restless if the work assigned is delayed by the vendor or the team. We think of growing the business or pushing the kids to do more and more!

Come a day, when we are sick; within 24 hours of falling ill, our focus changes by 360 degrees. We will think of God. We will say that nothing is required; health is wealth, and once I recover will do this and not do that.

Is it not the same thing that applies to a country? We are happy-go-easy citizens when our country is safe; we have a list of 100 items that require the attention of the administrators/government. Garbage to foreign policy, we have a difference of opinions and we feel we are right and others are wrong.

Look at the present geopolitical situation in the rest of the world. If you just watch a couple of videos and read a few write-ups of troubled nations, I guarantee, you will stop complaining about the things in India. Like health, at least we are independent and safe!

I experienced the meaning of independence when I went abroad around 20 years back. In one of the tourist destinations, they denied an entry because I was not carrying my passport (I left it in the hotel room). Back in my country, I needn’t prove my identity, I needn’t carry a passport, I can speak my language, we are ruled by our people (party A or B is immaterial), and we needn’t report to outsiders. We are by ourselves.

When I think of independence and its importance, (which we rarely count as a blessing) I get goosebumps!

On this 75th year of independence, my salute to all our forefathers who made this happen.  I am proud to be an Indian and I cherish our independence.

Jai Hind.

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B E Kumar Prasad
He is a Practicing Chartered Accountant in Bengaluru, India. He has 25+ years of experience in income tax, business setup, and NRI matters. He is also an Insolvency Professional and Registered Valuer (F&SA).Prasad welcomes your comments and questions. Please email him at simplifiedlaws20@gmail.com

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5 months ago

Dear Mr.Prasad, what you are saying is absolutely right! I’m not Indian but I feel very much like Bharaty. Yet I’d like to confirm that all the world is in trouble at the moment. Europe has come to the braking point, I stay in Italy now and see the situation from inside… True India is safe and independent! Love to India…

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Sam thita
5 months ago

Mr. Prasad CA an excellent professional services provider and good human being .
he take care of his clients like own family ,does an excellent job , it’s my personal experience. He keeps clients very comfortable ZONE!!!
Iam a NRI (USA)took care of me great!!

5 months ago

When I see our children technologically & financially more advanced as compared to us, I realize that it would not have been possible without Independence… Proud of the progress our nation has done in the past 75 yrs!

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