By Hindustan Times
New Delhi, Aug. 15 -- Freida Pinto I liked the parades held at my school. Patriotism should be about acting on the issues at hand, making your country a better place to live in, instead of ranting 'I believe in my country'.
Independence day is an opportunity for the young generation to show their patriotism for their country. I believe we will attain freedom only if we change our thinking and perceptions.
When I was in 6th grade, I was forced to sing a patriotic song inspite of a bad cold. My voice cracked but I continued singing and everyone had a good laugh. I'll never forget that day.
The parades that used to be organised at my school and college are still my fondest memory of the day. Flag hoisting used to feel me with pride. I used to watch patriotic films.