From the Director ….
January 25, 2021
On behalf of all of us at the Durga Das Foundation and Strawberry Fields, wishing each one of you a happy Republic Day. It is a momentous feeling to live in a free country where we can exercise our free will, exercise our choices, form opinions and follow our path. Let us take a moment to thank all those who laid down their lives to give us a free country.
It maybe a good idea to watch the live parade that is beamed from Rajpath on the morning of the 26th. In the days prior to mobile phones and multi-channel television, we would love to snuggle up in our quilts, park ourselves in front of our black and white television sets and feel a patriotic surge as we watched the march past and the different state “jhankis”. These were a window to our world, and the rest of the country. Even today, you will see just how diverse and culturally rich we are. Let’s celebrate this and more.