Last time I saw Indians standing for the national anthem was when the Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal became the common wealth games’2010 champion in the individual event. Today when I stood up once again for our national anthem in a movie theater, I quickly thanked all the players because of whom Indian national anthem hit our hearts 38 times during the recent CWG,
Standing in a theater and listening to the national anthem is nothing before securing a gold medal and let the crew play the national anthem as our flag fly high and our pride do rounds around the country. Being the reason behind it, how all those players could have managed those hair-rising moments? What actually those players were thinking while the national anthem was on! This thought itself is very interesting and fascinating as well.
People wondered how could have Mr. Abhinav Bindra, the only man to win an Olympic gold for India so far, stood proud, managed or rather controlled his own emotions, while his country’s national anthem was being played on the world’s biggest stage because of his own achievement. Though his answer for this was simple, dealing with the situations would have been the toughest than aiming at the gold itself!
I know I’m very late. Nevertheless, I take this as an opportunity to thank and salute all those players of CWG for participating and for winning millions’ hearts. Always winning a medal is different; hearty congratulations to all the medalists, especially the gold medalists because of whom