Prime Minister Narendra Modi is indeed a frank man. He loves to reveal all and hide nothing. He is open minded and open hearted. It is amazing that he is free, frank and fearless. It is for the first time in over three decades of Indian political saga that we have a head of the government who speaks out his plans, achievements and answers criticism of his schemes that a few wily politicians say has gone haywire. It is remarkable that Narendra Modi does not have to look over his shoulders to seek a nod of an extra-constitutional authority.
It is indeed a matter of honour for the Republic of India that all citizens may aspire for and achieve what they wish to by dint of hard work, patience and perseverance. A citizen of India, highest of the high and lowest of the low is unfettered in nurturing a dream and making it come true. The Constitution of India is the umbrella that protects one and all from the heat and dust of inequality prevalent in the pre-independence period.
Going back to my boyhood days I recall that it was considered to be a healthy pastime to switch on radio to tune in the running commentary on the Republic Day Parade on 26th January, Independence Day at the Red Fort, Delhi or a cricket match at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai and enjoy. Of course, the commentators, both Hindi and English, were stalwarts of their time and every word that they utter was worth listening to.