12 Days of Christmas in India!

Wednesday 20th December 2023 06:11 EST

It’s that time of the year when under the guise of Christmas, most people tend to go mad and do what they otherwise might find embarrassing. We’ll hear many songs related to Christmas, so much so, in the end I have to say it does get a bit too much for me. Anyway, whilst the achievements of India and PM Modi over the past decade runs into hundreds, I have used a few to re-write the 12 days of Christmas. Health warning, I am not a song writer!

So here goes my version of the 12days of Christmas, the Indian way:

On the first day of Christmas my true love (Bharat Ma) sent to me, one Prime Minister Modi ji – the most loved leader in the world.

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me, two Articles 370 and 35A validated by the Supreme Court of India. One Nation, One People and One Law.

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me three election victories for the people in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me four (Char) Dham Yatra for my salvation, of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me five space programmes to explore the universe, Chandrayaan-3, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), ASTROSAT, X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat), and INSAT-3DS.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me six top Indian missiles to defend Bharat: Prithvi II, Agni-V, BrahMos, Agni-IV, Shaurya, and Akash.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me seven (Sapta) Puri’s of Bharat: Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya (Haridwar), Kasi (Varanasi), Kanchi (Kanchipuram), Avantika (Ujjain) and Dvaravati (Dwarka).

On the eight day of Christmas my true love sent to me eight tall buildings in India to reach for the skies: World One, World View, The Park, Omkar 1973, Nathani Heights, The 42, Three Sixty West Tower A and One Avighna Park.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me nine Ghats in Varanasi – Assi, Chet Singh, Darbhanga, Dashashwamedh, Man Mandir, Manikarnika, Scindia, Bhonsale, and Panchganga.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me ten Modi initiatives: Mann Ki Baat, Swachh Bharath Mission, Make in India, Jan Dhan Yojana, Ujjwal Yojna, Ayushman Bharat, GST, Triple Talaq Bill, Infrastructure Development and Digital India.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me eleven freedom fighters (there were thousands of course):Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Bhagat Singh, Rani Gaidinliu, Pingali Venkayya, Rani Laxmi Bai, Mangal Pandey, Annie Besant, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Subhas Chandra Bose and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me twelve ancient cities of Bharat: Varanasi, Madurai, Ayodhya, Ujjain, Patna, Kannauj, Hampi, Thanjavur, Vadodara, Puri, Dwarka, and Vrindavan.

Iam sure you would all be able to edit the above and insert many more things to make it even more comprehensive and personal. In fact, I think we can do one for each state of India, and we would still have so many things we would need to leave out.

’tis the season of merriment. We live in a Christian nation and even though we have our own faith, our own culture, and our own language, we are a people who are confident in who we are, giving us the strength to also join in the festivities with the whole community.

For all our Christian brothers and sisters, do have a merry and joyous Christmas, and to those who don’t subscribe to it, have a happy holiday. And to all of you who are shocked that Kapil is being PC compliant – well, make the most of it whilst it lasts!

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