As we are set to celebrate the 69th Independence Day on 15 August 2015, popular YouTube channel 'Being India' has come up with an intriguing video, "The Tiranga", a must-watch for all patriotic Indians.
In the inspiring video, poems penned and recited by poetess and aspiring novelist Priyam Redican, have been perfectly visualised and performed by a pair of Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam dancers each.
The five-minute video, which has already gone viral on YouTube, explains the inner meaning of freedom to Indians.
The video begins with the first-person narrative of the Indian National Flag, "I was born in 1947, made out of hand-spun cotton on a charkha, dyed in the three colours of courage, peace and the earth. I symbolise Independence."
The Tricolour narrative goes on to say that "Sometimes I wonder if people understand that I am not an outcome of an overnight skirmish. There was a journey that created me, a journey of suppression, a struggle to overthrow a foreign domination, a fight of bureaucrats and social workers, warriors and leaders, a fight that even got the common man to raise his voice. Freedom is my birthright."
Below is an excerpt from the poetry that explains what freedom really means:
"Free will is a state of awareness,
it is only as limited as you make it,
and as infinite as the confines of your mind.
Free will is what you find
not when you look around,
but when you search within,
when you ask yourself
not how much freedom you receive,
but how much you make
of the freedom that you take,
because at the end of the day
India is just a country,
mere lines on a map,
and I'm just a flag,
a simple piece of cloth,
We're nothing but mere ideas,
reflections of your passions."
Watch 'The Tiranga' video below: