A simple resolve can change your life forever! For example, if you decide to never react to the chaos around you, your world will change.
Similarly, if you make a small resolve to make your country a better place to live, your country will change. And how? For that you will have to take a small pledge, a sankalp at one of the government's websites. A pledge that will completely transform India by 2022!
Just continue reading the article on how you can change your nation.
The idea behind Sankalp Parva is to get people involved in the process of nation building. For this, the government has asked the citizens to take inspiration from Quit India Movement that started in 1942 and climaxed in 1947 - where people forgot all the dividing barriers and joined the movement to uproot the British Government.
The Indian government wants you to do the same now. To uproot the social evils that are obstructing nation's growth. Indeed, an interesting idea! Finally, the government seems to be going creative.
Take a pledge today and make India great by 2022. Yes, it is possible!
For last 70 years, our country's Independence Day celebrations have been a regular, run-of-the-mill affair. The same speech from the Red Fort, children in tri-colour dresses and the same yawning.
But this time, the government has added some spice by bringing in the Quit India Movement and the pledge factor. The government has enthused Indians with new goals, reinvigorated their zeal to build New India.
Also known as August Kranti, this movement played an important role in uniting a nation, which was divided over languages, religions, castes and independent ruling states. Do or Die - this was the motivation we drew from the movement.
In present context too, we may apply this slogan for sure-shot results.
According to History Discussion, the movement was started by Indian National Congress on August 9, 1942. Just after Gandhiji's speech, the members of the Congress party were arrested to check the growing mass rebellion.
Gandhiji's speech on the occasion set the nation on fire. According to Wikipedia, he said "I am not going to be satisfied with anything short of complete freedom. May be, he (the Viceroy) will propose the abolition of salt tax, the drink evil. But I will say nothing less than freedom."
This movement was the last blow to the British Government and set the foundation for India's Independence.
I am feeling patriotic by now. Kuch kuch ho raha hai. Are you?
The Times of India edition of August 15, 1947. You can barely read the text and get the photos, but the headline is pretty clear.
That's how the Hindustan Times reported. How India got freedom makes for an another story. Right now, let's get into the Bharat-Mata-Ki-Jai mood.
Lord Mountbatten saluting the Indian flag. His wife Lady Edwina can be seen in the background and Nehruji on the side.
Circa 1947. People gathered on the streets to celebrate the glorious moment. What's better than freedom for a nation, which was ruled by the Mughals and the British for 500 years!
Celebration was everywhere. Wherever there was a historical monument, people gathered at the site and celebrated. Hard-earned freedom, indeed.
You can take Sankalp at www.newindia.in. Let us come together and take a resolve for: Dirt - Quit India; Poverty - Quit India; Corruption - Quit India; Terrorism - Quit India; Casteism - Quit India; Communalism - Quit India!
That's how you can do your bit. Just go to the website and take a pledge today.
Sankalp Se Siddhi, that's the whole idea behind the pledge. According to The Economic Times, during his Mann Ki Baat programme, the Prime Minister said that since this is India's 70th Independence day and 75th Quit India Movement anniversary, it is right time to change the country once and forever. He asked to take a Sankalp in 2017 and get Siddhi in 2022.
How we earned freedom is really the stuff of the legends. A whole new non-violence philosophy was introduced by Gandhiji, wherein we gained freedom by negotiation, boycott, persuasion and peaceful strikes. However, the role and sacrifices made by revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad cannot be denied.