Saw a couple of my friends saying that “Proud of being an Indian” is senseless, for your birth in India is just a coincidence or the play of the destiny.
When I say I am an Indian, I know that it happened by chance; that I took birth in the country called India. But yes, when I say I’m proud to be an Indian, I am being proud to be the part of its great history, culture and its rich and varied heritage.
And yes, you’re proud of your parents. It is also a coincidence that you took birth as their son/daughter. Still, you love them and you’re proud about them. The same way!
Happy Independence Day. Let’s try to be deserving to be proud of this great nation. Let’s be good citizens of our mother land!
Arunanand T A.