My opinion is in agreement with Pandit's opinion. It is good in principle and implementation. But I add some thing to that.
To me, Independence is a having to be able to select and do what I
want do what I like. Independence is do work productively without
pressures from sides. Independence is to be able to go through with
life and what I like about life, without external supervision that
controls me tightly, instead of guiding to accomplish what I try to
Independence is to be able to express my culture
which evolves over a time. However, I know that I am dependent on the
society, family members and friends for various needs of mine. So
obviously my independence has to be in harmony with those with whom I am
connected or related.
Independence is a luxury and
privilege and not all can enjoy it very well. Not all can make a good
cause towards development. So I would say, Independence for those who
can value it and use it for progress, it is to be given. But for those
who are children or those who cannot use it for better, or for those
who have a risk of getting themselves in danger, it is not so
advisable. Guided independence is better.
all nationalist political parties and freedom fighters had only one aim, to get
independence and to drive the British away. But once, India gets
independence, then what? Thus what independence means and how we are
going to develop our country and people, are important issues. During his speeches, Deendayal U. made this famous quote.
Culture is the set of practices in a social
system. We have a culture for normal life style, economical culture,
political culture and business culture. Bhaarat, our country, has a
special culture called Bharatiya culture. Its main feature is that it
looks upon life as an integrated whole, as against the Western, where life is
treated as many parts which are patched together. It means that all
phases of life are well thought of with a good transition. So Indian
culture is the one suitable for us.
He firmly advocated that "one culture policy" is the policy that
can preserve the unity and integrity of India and solve all our problems.
Two culture policy, advocated by some others, is not suitable. So as a
nationalist we choose our culture to follow and also because our culture is in
our very nature and blood. Our culture is implicitly there with us.
intimately related to one's own culture. What one
means by independence is dependent on one's traditions, religion, life style,
behaviour, history, principles etc. Independence is being able to do what
one wishes by the means one likes. People should not be forced by the
government or by other agencies to follow one culture. Thus political
parties asking for political independence must take this into account. If
they don't do so, the independence movement is nothing but a fight for
take-over of the ruling power by a few power-greedy persons. So
independence must give a freedom for each person to express his/her
culture. It should not be curtailed. Only then, indpendence of
India will contribute to our progress in future. India consists of only Bharatiya culture underneath all diversity
A nation creates for itself some social systems (associated cultures). How
we live socially is our social culture. Some of these social systems
later become a hindrance to prosperity of the country. Then we must give
up those systems. As time progresses, those systems may again be useful
for us in our future. Certain cultural practices may not be useful in
later phases of a country. Forcing to stick to the old culture and not
being adaptive is a loss of cultural independence. Independence can be summarized as the combination of all elements
that create what we are at a particular point in time.
Then we change continuously as the time progresses. Our culture also
changes accordingly. Not being able to adapt ourselves like
this is a loss of cultural independence. (In Pakistan
there is no cultural independence.)
So along with political independence, people of
India must have cultural independence too. Otherwise, its as bad as not getting independence from