Who does not need freedom? I think every body whether as a child, a youth, a student, employee and an Employer in what ever field he/she may be, needs freedom and would love to have it. But when the whole country is ruled by others, entire population needs freedom to express one self.

He was one of the prominent Indian Freedom Fighters who gave up everything for the cause of getting free from the clutches of Britishers.

He was the man who really fought for the Puran Swaraj. He was influenced by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna after reading their works at the young age of 16, when a child is influenced by the parents only. Later he resigned from the Civil Services in 1921 and came to India from abroad. He represented the radical wing of the Indian National Congress.

His most famous quote/slogan was:

“Give me Blood and I Shall give you FREEDOM “

Being a Nature Lover I have affinity with another quote on nationalism whereby “Nationalism is inspired by the highest ideals of human race,

SATYAM (the truth),

SHIVAM (the God)


SUNDRAM (the beauty)

Nationalism in India has roused the creative faculties which for centuries had been lying dormant in our people”.

I am of the view that Nationalism as viewed by our great leader is well represented by PEACOCK, the National bird of India. When the bird produces his natural sound it is not liked by people being the reality as being harsh ….. SATYAM).

This is the bird which is Carrier (Vahan) of Lord Kartikeya (elder son of Lord Shiva ) and whose feathers are adorned on the head of Lord Krishna. This is SHIVAM.

Lastly Peacock is one of the largest and beautiful bird on the earth. This is SUNDARAM.

The whole philosophy of nationalism appears to be contained in Peacock.

Image of Peacock from the wilderness of Delhi, taken in June 2015.

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.