In a world where the spectre of climate change looms over every sector, it’s the most vulnerable who bear the brunt. Those at the bottom of the socioeconomic pyramid feel the impact most profoundly. From primary education to day-to-day sustenance, for those without stable employment, life is a constant struggle.
So, what does freedom truly mean to us?
For each of us, freedom encompasses the right to a proper education, the opportunity to develop essential skills, and the means to earn a livelihood that supports our family’s well-being. It’s the power to break free from the chains of uncertainty and insecurity to forge a path towards a brighter future.
Yet, it doesn’t stop there. Our vision of freedom extends beyond ourselves. It encompasses the desire to uplift others, regardless of the colour of their skin, the caste they belong to, or the creed they follow. We recognize that despite our differences, we are united by our shared identity as citizens of a nation that perseveres through challenges and celebrates the rich tapestry of our cultural diversity.
As we work towards securing our own freedom—both in terms of education and livelihood—we are driven by the inherent belief that our freedom is intertwined with the freedom of others. Our dreams are not isolated; they are woven into the fabric of a collective aspiration for a more equitable society.
In the face of climate change’s uncertainty, let us remember that the essence of freedom lies not just in individual success but in the success of the entire community. As we march forward, let us strive to make education accessible, skills attainable, and livelihoods sustainable for all, contributing to a society where every individual can stand tall and proud and where our nation’s heritage shines through even the darkest clouds.
Nation’s Flag making in progress.