Not everyone can be on borders representing the country, fighting for it, nor be a part of the armed forces or police department but this does not diminish their love for the country. Loving your nation is a feeling and expressing it needs no specific measures. Exploring the common mass, many shared their idea of patriotism.
- Richa and Shivani: When it comes to being a housewife people say what we can contribute towards the
benefits of the country. But I know that a housewife, a mother is the ONE who plays the major role to what to inculcate as important values in her kids. So I and my friend decided to glow up the aura around that includes our dressing, our house, and even our meals on national festivals of India so as to educate and motivate our children to love their country.
Amit Agarwal – who runs a medical store shares his idea of patriotism is extending helping medical aid to those in need. It was long back a young boy came to my place asking for a tablet of paracetamol. After taking it he said, “Babuji paise nahi hai, kuch kaam karwa lo kar doonga”. Ever since this has sparked my mind and I have been giving away general medicines in the nearby areas where people below the poverty line are living, free of cost. Hands have joined me to support people of middle-class families who are in need of medications or help so whatever needed.
- Vandita Sharma- everyone loves their birthdays and I feel everybody should have the right to celebrate them too. Recollecting her memories she told The India Rise, “It was my daughter’s birthday and along with our party cake, her friends and coaching mates also brought two more cakes. In the evening I saw my maid had brought her kids along as I had told her and only then I came to know that it was her daughter’s birthday too. We enjoyed her cake cutting too along with my daughter. The day after I thought Regular food is their parent’s responsibility but bday celebration is an asset so I decided to celebrate the birthdays of underprivileged children and pamper them with chocolates, cold drinks and much more snacks. The smiles on their special day are my idea of patriotism.
Umesh and Rashmi Bansal
The couple tries to sponsor school education of talented but financially low students. They try to be on a lookout of children who want to study, females who want to make a living, or someone who wants to get training in a particular stream but are unable to do so due to financial restraints.
Sharing Rashmi details, “many times I have seen a talented individual go on waste in lack of monetary support. When reaching a promising financial position I tried and searched for these kind and many times people approach me via some of the other people. The feeling of seeing a bud grow by providing the essential nutrients is the most satisfactory emotion. For bigger needs, many of our society also help.
Rakshit Oberoi– This young boy of around twenty-two years of age is a regular teacher in a school but a part-time teacher to those kids who are unable to go to school. Sharing he says, “ even after government schemes it came to my notice there are lot many slum kids who do not go to school so I try to spread basic education to such deprived kids. Spreading the light of literacy and feeding the stray animals who don’t have anyone to look after is how he expresses his love for the country.