“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

It is often said to love what you do and do what you love, which quite ring the bells, and don’t be at the mercy of others. Anywhere in the world if you happened to study any passionate person who had penchant for material or non-material things you’ll find out that nothing had ever been achieved without immense love for that. As one can’t eat enough until he is hungry same ways one can’t achieve more until he has reservoir of love for that.

Immense love for the country shown by courageous leaders like Rani Laxmi Bai, Subash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi, Pt.Jwahar Lal Nehru,  and many more led us to live in a democratic country where we have the right to make our own choices, live on our own terms and conditions, choose our career, friends, clothes etc. Conversely, considering those times when our freedom fighters, our ancestors had little choice to do away with; even a thought of having no options to choose our own careers and life feels like a nightmare. Amid insurmountable problems surfacing all around they maintained their love for the country and the generations to come which made them, resilient to shed their blood and sacrifice their lives by not accepting the life of misery and slavery, which M.K Gandhi said in more simple words, “They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.”

boseIt was a time where swami Vivekananda played the most important role in the lives of our soldiers, since he gave the glimpse of hope to India that we can achieve anything and everything if we wish to, he taught Karma yoga to the world in more scientific way and made India gain recognition in the rest of the world. Just in case, when Subhas Chandra Bose was sixteen years old, he saw darkness, despair, and decline engulfing India, he lost almost all hope in the impoverished India but ‘the angel of hope’ had appeared in the form of ‘the saintly Vivekananda.’

“In the name of God, I take this sacred oath – that to liberate India and 38 crore of my countrymen, I, Subhas Chandra Bose, will continue this sacred war of freedom till the last breath of my life.” In 1944, two hundred thirty thousand Indians took written oaths of allegiance to the government alone. Before moving ahead Bose did give his soldiers an opportunity to leave, if for any reason they didn’t wish to fight. He wanted only the fully committed (lovers) among his followers to make a brave stand against the British advance.

All happened as per plan except one thing, many soldiers got killed, many got wounded before we got freedom amid them India lost its most important leader Subash Chandra Bose, in a plane crash, before he could see free India. But his sacrifice didn’t get waste. His death eventually became a turning point in the history of India which ignited the fire and added fuel of motivation and hope in Indians and that fire eventually united all the countrymen and women to lead us to freedom.

And finally, India got its independence from Britishers in 1947.

gentlAnd this is the power of love,

  It can unite us,

  It can ignite hope in us,

  It can make us stronger,

 It can even make us live longer!

Let us dare to love selfishly, purely and incessantly because it is through love one can attain freedom inside out. So, not just live but also love life king size, luck will follow as it was bestowed on us in 1947. Be free and be strong!

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