Saturday, April 24, 2010

Petition

To
The President of India
Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi.


Re: Petition to announce 24th April as a National Holiday


Dear Madam:

We, the humble citizens of India, hereby make a pledge to you to declare 24th April as a holiday. The date, as we know, is when God was born. He turns 37 today.

God, as we've known Him over the years, has been responsible for the modification of the nation over the past two decades to transform it to the New India as we know it. Seldom have we been united in the illustrious history of our country under one belief. We have loved Him, have celebrated His accolades, have been ecstatic at His success and crestfallen at his rare lapses. We have changed channels when He has got out. We have treated our classmates and colleagues in an insane frenzy when He has scored hundreds. Even bookies do not place bets till He has been dismissed. There are thousands of such examples, and each one of us has his own.

In short, irrespective of the vast differences in clichéd aspects like culture, language, religion and geography and the underrated ones like intelligence, logical reasoning, calibre and ambition, we unite when He walks out to bat for India. The only known person to have done it had been executed in 1948, is called The Father of the Nation, and we celebrate a national holiday on his birthday. And he was just a mortal, like us. Not Him. He's a God. Possibly the greatest of Gods that have ever been.

If Janmashtami can be a holiday in most part of the country, we can definitely celebrate His birthday as well. It's the least we can do for Him.

Please do not turn us down. Please.

Yours faithfully,
Abhishek Mukherjee
(an atheist otherwise)
on behalf of
1,139,964,932 citizens, and counting

Dated the 24th of April 2010.

33 comments:

  1. besh innovative!!but president hoito respond korben na!! mane jibito obosthay na!!

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  2. WOW !!!! Loved it.......Your best till date... Maybe I am bias.... LOL... Looking forward to many more.....

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  3. Holiday chaina...sekele hoyegechhe...ei jemon 24 april e bat ball etc kinle govt 50% subsidy debe ba 'sahoj path' type er 'sahoj bat' er boi berobe. mahabharat er moto mega serial habe....

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  4. So true...yet the irony in our "great" country is the fact that our leaders tend to “understand” a person’s “greatness” after the person’s death…I hope this appeal don’t fall into deaf ears and justice be done…’coz “God” don’t come twice to bless us

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  5. labour commisssion-e ekta carbon copy lagbe, r ekta shiv sena to make it work.

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  6. I am agree with Abhishek da. This should be a holiday!

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  7. Ajker(24th april) din ta k NATIONAL CRICKET DAY kora uchit( Jerokom bhabe YOUTH DAY palon kora hoy swamijir jonmodin e).

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  8. Very True & well written ~ Cheers Abhishek!!

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  9. cheers dude...good job...liked ur technique of using caps 'H' for He/Him :)

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  10. National Holiday chayi...
    Sachin Tendulkar....Mr. India..!!!

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  11. Fantastic piece Abhi, sure it`ll be quite embarassing for Sachin if He ever reads this but if He does, His facial expressions would be worth a million dollars! :)

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  12. Nice one. unfortunately.. our country has two dummies in the top two positions, where in they cant make a decision on their own. hopefully this petition reaches the president who has a bone.

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  13. A very good and appreciable endeavor! Kudos to u!!

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  14. The PETITION is mind blowing......
    It's a valid petition..
    Hope,Our President will agree with that and declare 24th April as a National Holiday after the year of 2011 when THE GOD will bring us the WORLD CUP .........

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  15. dude eta phataphati diyecho.....tobe dukkher kotha ki jano....ei emotio tai oder moddhe nai...ekhon e kono e kata neta k topkate dao......dakhbe chuti kore diyeche...aama ooder jonyo bose achi kano???? mije rai to chuti kore nite pari..24th April amader sobar chuti...kao ofc school college jabo na ta holai ho...tai na...cheers

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  16. Loved your blog Abhishek!!!Hats off!!

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  17. Man.. thats quite awesome and innovation at its best !!

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  18. shashank nerurkar,mumbaiApril 24, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Yes i agree with u...but dont u think we should also make as a World Cricket day...

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  19. this is going too far over the top. even rabindra nath tagore's birthday was not decalared a holiday while he was alive! let us not be caried away! the best way to pay tribute to this great man will be if all of us could imitate hise professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm with which he goes about his business

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  20. ektu beshi abegapluto hoye lekha mone hochche....r aamar 1ta doubt ache....pledge katha'tar common use is as "promise"...so e khetre ki thik use hoyeche?

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  21. shottyi tui parish ami to bhablam ki abar notun tothhyo peli ja ami janina.Awesome i must say.Tui ar tor mindblowing brainworks

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  22. desher shimante jokhon hajaar haajar shainik diner por din proxy war ey mara jachchen shei khaane erokom ekta prostaab khuubi vain ebong short-sighted mone hoy. manchhi this is just a blog post and may have been posted just for fun. But, it runs the risk of people taking this as a serious consideration.

    aaj bharot borshe eto kichu niye chinta koraar aache je akta sports celeb (with due respect to his talent) ke shommanito koraar jonno chuti chawaa ta birombona chaara aar kichui noy. aaj jekhaane netaji shubhash er jonmo tithi shudhu matro 'state holiday' bole chalaano hoy shekhane ei prostaab? absolutely laughable and hypocritical... sorry but this just does not contribute in India's progress but rather a holiday makes the country lose millions -
    regards,
    unwanted critic

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  23. Thanx Abhishek Mukherjee.....
    For writting an amazing letter on behalf of all Indians.....
    You claimed it right.You said it right...

    Good work bro...

    Very Innovative and very touching...

    Long live Sachin...

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  24. Ahem..maane ...bolchhilam ki? *khook khook* oi chhuti-ta jodi...*khook khook* maane jodi shombaar ba shukkurbaar kora jeto syar...maane *khook khook* bou bachcha niye ektu dikha ba bokkhali...maane oi aarki..bujhtei paarchhen *khook*

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  25. arre just darun!!!
    I truly support this idea...

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  26. 24th April Cricket Day bole ghoshito hok

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  27. electrifying, shortly.April 26, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    After Mr. T's feat in late Feb, a certain someone wrote- "I don't believe in Sachin. I don't care if He exists."...or something like this. Most people found this a Sachin-awful statement and prayed that the writer be Sachin-damned -:)-:) Your post is an unnerving proof that great minds think alike !

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  28. well said man ....
    he is GOD and everyone has to accept it whether its a Dhoni or a Ponting.
    I hope this letter reaches the president

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  29. Sachin tor 'GOD' - eta proved...tor blog famous kore dilo.......ZINDABAAD....

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  30. valid petition....He is the best in his field (unequivocally)...

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  31. Chhutitar naam daoa hok "Adikhheta dibosh"!

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