The nation that went high on the celebration of the consecration of Ram Lalla a few days ago will shift its trends to remember the democratic and republic essence of India that are enriched in the constitution. On Monday, 22 January, India was filled with joy. It cherished the welcome of their beloved Ram Lalla after the exile of 500 years. Every street in the country is decorated with rich flowers and saffron flags.
Also, Ram Bhajan being played in the temples overwhelmed the citizens. However, as Republic Day came, this atmosphere changed from a civilisational carnival into a national festival. The saffron flags changed into tricolour, and patriotic songs were playing. This is the beauty of India; this is what ‘unity in diversity’ means.
According to independent observers, we have studied this trend, saluting two flags—one religious and the other national—magnifies having two identities. According to a senior political analyst who wished to remain anonymous, “It shows that most people who bought both flags are accepting the bhagwa dhwaj as their identity, but consider the tricolour as their national identity.” French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau says it is an expression of the individual and collective will.
When it comes to choosing the identities between personal beliefs and national will, the Patriotism of Indians for their motherland is superior even to heaven. An Indian Patriotic is always ready to lay down his life in the service of his country, India. Patriotism is not mere passive love for the country. A true patriot who loves India is an active worker and protector of its democratic and republican ethos and always respects its diversity. He works heart and soul for his India and his fellow citizens’ progress. Patriotism inspires a patriot to revolt and fight for his country’s freedom.