Being a proud Indian, I support using Indian products.
I too believe in the "Be Indian, Buy India, Use Indian, Wear Indian" concept.
Sad that most of our youngsters are casually dressed in western-wear & do not wear Indian-clothes most of the time...
It's also true that many are more Indian than we think. Here are some examples - REAL, REEL & RHYME.
The following are some of my ideas how to share the "Be Indian" message-
1. Most important- We all need to SHARE such relevant inspirational "Be Indian" messages with everyone and with all our friends, families & groups via all means- face-to-face, telephonic, email, WhatsApp & social-media sites like FB & Twitter.
We forward jokes & so many messages usually. We need to treat India sensitively & promote the "Be Indian" message sincerely.
We can forward our Selfies in our Indian clothes.
We can also share posters with "Be Indian" messages at local clubs, Gyms, community-halls, shops etc.- all the places where people usually gather. Such messages will inspire all.
2. We must use Indian products & must wear Indian brands.
During the freedom struggle, we boycotted all foreign goods...
We Indians must support everything Indian & not run after "foreign" goods...
Mahatma Gandhi had said- "Be the change you want to see in the world."
Change begins with you & me!
Let us dress up as responsible citizens & inspire all to "Be Indian".
Gandhiji started the Khadi movement to instil this sense.
3. Key is INNOVATION, Positivity, Enthusiasm & Confidence.
Hum Honge Kaamyaab! - We will succeed.
We can wear Kurta/Kurtis/clothes with patriotic messages, symbols or prints - that uniquely identify the states & their treasured arts & crafts. Support our nation by adopting such innovative products & "Be Indian".
Fashion Designers can come up with new designs using traditional handlooms, embroidery etc. for the general public.
4. Our conscious purchase-decision & support to Indian goods can make India stronger & "Be Indian" message louder...
If we all purchase Indian items/products/brands, our country's economy will prosper.
Let us make conscious choices and pick stuff that belongs to & is "MADE IN INDIA."
For example, have Indian snacks/foods like Bhelpuri/Dosa/Idli /Bhelpuri & not Burger/Fries/Chips etc.
Don't go for Cold-drinks like Colas, rather adopt Lemon juice, Lassi, Fruit juice, butter milk etc...
How about having Coconut-water & supporting the poor vendor?
5. RESPECT everything Indian. Do NOT indulge in or allow anyone to indulge in insulting or demeaning or shaming our nation. Please STOP India-bashing...
Think of the solutions of the problems.
Remember- " You are a part of the problem if you are not a part of the solution."
We blame politicians & everyone else...That's the easy way.
But "Be Indian" & adopt the correct way.,.
May all contribute to enhance our currency & not support decreased value of RUPEE...
And please, don't say that "This is India...it happens/expected here..."
What does anyone mean by saying this?
Cynics, please note- A nation is as good as its citizens.
It is WE, THE PEOPLE who create our nation. let us judiciously exercise our WE-POWER...
6. Festivals, Celebrations, Events, Community functions etc-
There must be more interaction between members.
Such events can mandate all to be dressed/eat/treat/greet as Indians.
All choices Indian!
May diverse groups get together,& interact & everyone is FREE TO CELEBRATE.
Local & community level singing, performance, movie-shows etc can drive the message too.
Like a mobile company's ad said- "Barriers break when people talk."
Will be a great idea to organize get-togethers, picnics, events etc based on "Be Indian".
7. Catch them young.
Pride in nation must be ingrained right from after birth & as long as they are alive, in ALL people of India.
Schools & families have a BIG role to play. Charity begins at home.
We need "Be Indian" training right from inception...
8. May there be more interest & enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is infectious! Let us infect the whole of India to "Be Indian".
Be innovative with "Be Indian" & inspire all.
"Ab hamare hawaale Watan saathiyon!" - Friends, our nation is our responsibility.
This is my "Be Indian" message for all.
This Diwali, let's use Indian products. And why only on Diwali? Let's use Made In India goods. Everyday will be Diwali for India.
What do you feel? Do share your comments below.
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