Today's post will be about patriotism. Many Indians specially who consider themselves very patriotic are often seen starting a new business or anything new on the religious festivals. This is because they think they can show patriotism to the country only by dying for it. But that's not completely true.
The example I am going to mention here is not for making clear the point above but is instead to show such people who have wrong notions about patriotism that there are many people who also believe the other way round.
The example is of my own father. He was a smoker till 2002 jan 26. But on 26/jan/2002 he left smoking for ever.
He did not decide to leave smoking on any of our religious festivals, as on Christmas which had just been celebrated on 25th of the previous month. Instead decided to do it on the special day of the country
So the point which I want to make clear is, many Indians who consider themselves as patriots never feel such closeness with the country so as to do something which is very important to them on days dedicated to the country.