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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Republic day greetings


Namaste, Salaam, Satsri Akaal, Jain Jinendra, Allaabho, Shalom, Buddha Nama, Hamzor Hama Ashobed and peace to you. India represents most of the religions of the world. My message to my fellow Indians is to open their hearts and minds towards the other, there is joy in acting and believeing we are all one family; vasudaiva kutumbukum.   You are welcome to wirte your responses at the end of this link. http://mikeghouseforindia.blogspot.com/2011/01/republic-day-greetings.html
Mike Ghouse | Jan 26, 2011
It is the 61st Anniversary of adopting the constitution of the Republic of India. It is one of the best constitutions around the World. We are not perfect, but we do have the makings and are proud and humble about it.

President Obama made me proud of my new home, America. It is this inclusivity that we were all dreaming about and he expressed it for us.

I am drawing inspiration from our form of Government, and God willing, I will write a paper on the Pluralistic Democracy of India, a model to emulate in the 21st Century and beyond infinity. It would be my tribute to my mother land- Maa Tujhe Salaam!

We are proud of our heritage - a multi-faith, multi-cultural, multi-regional and multi-linguistic society, where we have come to accept and respect every which way people have lived their lives. For over 5000 years, India has been a beacon of pluralism - it has embraced Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Baha’i and Zoroastrianism to include in the array of the indigenous religions; Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

India paved the way to the freedom movement, since 1947 every country has been liberated from colonialism. Indian democracy is a shining example to the world, where the people have peacefully transferred the powers. Indians are pluralistically secular and economically capitalistic. They believe in "live-and-let-live" life style, which is the essence of capitalism.

Through the years we have expressed the highest degree of maturity on handling extreme situations; the more divergent opinions we hear, the larger our heart grows, the bigger our embrace would be and we can cushion more differences. Let’s continue to honor the concept that there is always another side to the story, as finding the truth is our own responsibility.

I am proud of my heritage and am proud to be an Indian-American. Please join me in the discovery of India on a daily basis, as time permits and share the wealth of knowledge you have on this forum.

You will really enjoy this rendering of our national anthem... so powerful and so patriotic... it is gripping, I keep listening time and again for the soothing effect it has on me.  

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20 + patriotic songs, if you have the YouTube account, click and leave it, it runs in the back ground. My computer is one since morning… and will play these song.. right now I am listening the part…” yahan apna paraya koi nahin, hai sob pay maa udhaar tera”.

Congratulations to the India Association of North Texas for putting out the best Republic Day program in the United States, Called India Nite. www.IANT.org

Happy Republic Day, I am blessed to have been born on that day as well. I thank my mom and Dad for choosing this day for me. It was also the day Prophet Muhammad was born (never verfied it though) and also the day my dad was elected to become the Mayor of Yelahanka - It was January 26, 1953.
Happy Republic Day, I am blessed to have been born on that day as well.

Jai Hind
Mike Ghouse for India