Thursday, January 26, 2006

Work is worship, holiday isn't.

Its extremely hard for me to understand the reason for getting a holiday on January 26, though I have enjoyed it while in school. I can understand Independance Day because lots of people fought for it and died for the cause. I did some Googling and got to read the origin of Republic Day - "India had become a geographical entity on August 15, 1947, but it was on January 26, 1950 that it became a nation in the true sense, with a constitution and elected representatives of the people."

I agree, its a day of high importance. Doesn't it mean that we should all be working to show the respect for our country. On any day, I think the best way to show respect is to work sincerely and that would help you become more socially responsible which would inturn help the country.

I had anyway decided to work on this day this year and hope to do so in the forthcoming years too. I couldn't let my team go too, as my non-Indian client expects us to work. But, the most irritating aspect at work today was the way my team and I had to park the vehicles behind the building so that it doesn't show off that some people are working. We also had to go out for lunch - if the lunch vehicle comes in, someone might smell that there are people working inside. The reason I heard was that the company had to shell-out some bribe or fine if some officials found out that people are working today. I think this is entirely nonsensical. The government may have every right to declare a holiday, but cannot coerce anyone not to work, if they wish to work.

This does not mean that I am not patriotic. I am proud to be an Indian every day, not just Jan 26 or Aug 15.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Mahadevan said...

enga oor-la jan 26th leave nu ennoda client kitta sonnaa, nee en innikki inga work pannura-nu (ofcourse english-la dhan) kekkaranga... so, seat-u manna thatti vittutu namma vadivel madhiri poitae irukka vaendiyadhu dhan. romba feel pannadha - namma government velangadhu - adhukaga evanachum naan inga vadhadhukku appuram idha solluraen sonnenga, pinniduvaen. anga irukum podhum adhayae dhan sonnaen, namma government kuppai appadinu.

5:15 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Ganesh said...

atleast our govt. will try and screwup only our own issues...but your govt. wud do their BEST to screwup other countries too

5:26 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Mahadevan said...

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10:01 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Mahadevan said...

sithappu... assalt-a your government sollurae... naan naadodi... odi-na odiyae poida mataen... aana naan india vara varaikum overa pesa koodadhu!

ps: it is not the government here that screws other countries, but one stupid fella!

10:02 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Jagadish said...

interesting that you mention it. to me it seems fairly obvious why you worked on republic day. the day is a holiday for those who work on the other days of the year! :)

3:14 PM, January 27, 2006  

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