Zee Theatre stars share their favourite memories of Republic Day

Flag hoisting on a misty, winter season early morning on the faculty grounds or huddling close to a television established to look at the Republic Day parade with liked ones are some of the most cherished recollections we all recall from childhood.  Aahana Kumra who stars in Zee Theater’s  ‘Sir Sir Sarla’ is no exception and claims, “I keep in mind waking up early in the early morning to view the Republic Day parade on Doordarshan and however cherish this family ritual. Flag hoisting way too was a really integral element of my family as my mother has offered 40 yrs to the police power and this is a little something we have generally carried out. Yet another memory is watching her cry each individual time ‘Ae mere Watan ke logo’ played on the radio or Television set. The information inherent in this working day reminds us that we are all Indians first and must put our place before anything at all else.”  

Sadiya Siddiqui who capabilities in Zee Theatre’s literary anthology, ‘Koi Baat Chale’ and reads Saadat Hasan Manto’s story ‘Hatak’ says, “I keep in mind practising the march earlier for the  Republic Working day parade in school as a  an cadet. I would also give speeches about India’s beliefs of unity in diversity. I felt extremely very pleased of the truth that India had so many languages, and religions but cherished each citizen similarly. We all celebrated every single other’s festivals and I would like people days to arrive again.” 

Sadiya hopes, as a nation, we will honour our Structure, and seek out procedures which enable the significantly less privileged, and the in different ways abled so that they can all are living, commute, and function with dignity. She adds, “And I undoubtedly want more enjoy, extra tolerance for each other since lifestyle is quick and only unity and peace can make this world a improved put.” 

Actor Vivaan Shah who reads Munshi Premchand’s story ‘Gulli Danda’ in Zee Theatre’s ‘Koi Baat Chale’ has vivid reminiscences of Republic Day parades, the jubilation, and the stirring spirit of the celebration and says, “I try to remember remaining a part of several functions at university on this working day and seeing films like ‘Gandhi’ and ‘Mother India’ which would be aired by Doordarshan. Bhisham Sahni’s ‘Tamas’ also left a deep impact on me, developing up. What I have imbibed from the syncretic tradition of India is that there is a distinction amongst patriotism and nationalism. Patriotism is the enjoy for one’s very own nation, while nationalism is the hatred for a person else or their state. Gandhiji taught us to exercise really like and peace and not hatred and hostility. And that would be my message too on this special day.”  

Celebrated actor and director Seema Pahwa who helms Zee Theatre’s ‘Koi Baat Chale’ remembers, “I still don’t forget fondly, practising for the Republic Day parade and viewing films like ‘Gandhi’, ‘Shaheed’ and ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ which evoked such deep patriotic feelings. On this day, I would just say that if we want to see transform, we need to herald it ourselves. Only by acquiring ourselves, can we add to the enhancement of the nation.  If we start out doing work on ourselves ultimately the nation will development as considerably as we do. “