We forgot to apply our own formula for building a truly free, happy and cultured nation! This Republic Day, let’s amend our mindset and push for a Spiritual Republic.
M Rajaque Rahman
Without being cynical and without undermining patriotic fervour, it will be a befitting tribute to the nation to ask ourselves: Have we measured up to the dreams of those who led India’s freedom struggle? Despite tremendous technological and economic progress, we are not yet fully free, happy and cultured. So what went wrong? We left out a crucial element while drawing up the blueprint of modern India. Though we added the two arms of being socialist and secular, the soul of India continued to crumble without the backbone of spirituality.