All Due Pomp and Ceremony
23rd March: a date that shall live in infamy as holiday to sleep away for the public while the armed forces that should be on the borders of our state flex their proverbial muscle on the roads of the capital.
I hope that while sleeping away half the day and wondering about the incongruity of watching this show of man and machinery in the context of what this day actually stands for, we can recall the intent behind that message when in 1940 on this very date, our leaders of yore passed the Lahore Resolution which later became the basis for the struggle for a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent.
A prayer today for our nation to come through the storms that surround it and for us to have the courage to be the kind of people we need to be to ensure our nation prospers.
Happy Republic Day everyone!