Today, 26th January 2019, is the 70th Republic Day of India. India got freedom from the British rule on 15th August 1947 after decades of struggle under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Babu Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Vallbhai Patel, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Ghan Abdul Gaffar Khan and others with the participation of crores of ordinary people. British left India, but partitioning it in to India and Pakistan. The Constitution was finalised by 2years and 11 months with Dr. B.R.Ambedkar as its architect and was approved by the Constitutional Assembly on the basis of which day it was declared as the Republic of India on 26th January 1950. The preamble of Constitution lays down its essence.
Though we got political Independence 72 years back, economic freedom is yet to come for a vast majority of the people. Inequality has widened. Crores of people do not get even two meals a day, no shelter, no education etc. Unless these are ensured the freedom will not be complete. This should be the main thrust that the nation has to make.
Warm Greetings to all on the Republic day!