Jai Hind or Jai Bharat or both?



This is Republic Day of India to-day. A very very HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY to the people of the country including those living abroad. You go any where in any direction, there are huge banners and posters displayed everywhere marked with variety of slogans plentifully speaking of a sound nationalistic spirit like ‘Jai Hind’ and ‘Jai Bharat’. Normally the people take ‘Jai Hind’ and ‘Jai Bharat’ innocently deriving the same meaning out of the both. In fact there is much of a difference between the two. ‘Jai Hind’ is the slogan coined at the behest of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, founder of the Indian Army to fight against British rule in India. Both are also used for greeting purposes. There people who avoid using ‘Jai Hind’ branding it as the one based on secular footing Hind as Hindustan which is received by them as Hindus+sitaan (Hindu=Hindu and sitaan meaning as place) and the communities other than Hindus take an exception of it preferring Bharat as an alternative. They actually are not aware of the fact that Bharat too originates from a Hindu king of India known as Bharat. There are famous lines from a great poet  reading as –

Hindu hain hum watan hai Hindostan hamara

Hum bulbulen hain iski yeh hai chaman hamara

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6 thoughts on “Jai Hind or Jai Bharat or both?

  1. May it be that India is truly independent? If it is like any other country of this world? Then it is actually run by the bankers. Through IMF, Central Bank or whatever. Regardless, it is likely popular to believe in freedom. Even if it’s not actually true.

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