Being an Indian you can never get really settle with the Patriotism you have got in your blood. Why wouldn’t it be? Afterall we have got freedom after 200 years of struggle. We still get goosebumps and sometimes even shed tears while watching Patriotic movies. I still remember how loud I used to sing the National Anthem while standing in the school assembly during my school days.
I’ve got a chance to witness the Wagah Border Parade ceremony in last summers. It is the lowering of the flags ceremony which has been0 practised daily by the Para Military force of India and Pakistan Rangers. I realised how tough it is for our soldiers to march and display strength of our nation with their heavy uniforms and colourful headgear in the hot weather of Amritsar. The local crowd along with the VIPs cheer with nationalistic enthusiasm to our soldiers to let them know that we are standing behind them always to support and respect their ultimate Sacrifices.
Often Known as The Berlin Wall of Asia, the Wagah Border is one and the only Border Crossing between the two uneasy nations. Located on the highway between Amritsar and Lahore, it is definitely something everyone should see while visiting Amritsar.
If you come to Amritsar, I would definitely recommend a visit to the Wagah Border because the ceremony is definitely one of its kind. The visit is free, and you get to see the locals dancing on the Bhangra, cheering loudly for India, sharing their love with one another and showcasing the respect for the soldiers with pride. It will also take you to an hourly long nationalistic ride in which you will witness the strong bond of unity and strength that resides among the Indians.