The love for the country and that zeal to undergo any kind of hardships for the country is called patriotism. Patriotism teaches us to love our country and embrace the whole humanity. It enlightens people about their predominant duties towards the nation. Feeling of patriotism is the actual spirit that seeks happiness through supreme sacrifice for the country and enables us to step forward for doing our bit for our country. Here we are providing you four (4) speeches to help you attempt this topic at any event or occasion. So, make the best use of these speeches and come out with flying colours in yours studies.
Speech on Patriotism
Speech on Patriotism – 1
Respected CEO, Manager and Supervisors, Dear Colleagues and all other Friends!
Today is the day when we had received our Independence from the British and our nation became the Independent country in 1947. Like every year, we have gathered here to celebrate the Independence Day and pay tribute to all those great people who have sacrificed and are still sacrificing their lives for guarding and securing the Independence.
I am highly honoured to get an opportunity to deliver a speech on Patriotism. This topic is very sensitive for me because I love my nation, my country very much. We all know how much difficulties and hardships, freedom fighters have faced in order to make India free. The feeling and sensitivity of Patriotism is vital for the Freedom of any Country. A patriotic person is one who is always prepared to sacrifice his/her life for the need and love of his/her country.
Patriotism is one of the best qualities one can have. It is a pious feeling of the mind. Thankfully, we live in the Independent country unlike our great freedom fighters, who had to win it after a lot of struggle and sacrifice. Now, we really don’t have to struggle every day to survive as much as they did.
So, remembering all those great people who have fought for our Independence, we are filled with feelings patriotism. Great people like Mahatma Gandhi, Shahid Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, Subhash Chandra Bose, Lala Lajpat Rai, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and many more saints struggled hard till their last breath, only for the reason that they wanted to see their countrymen live a life in harmony. It is only because of their noble cause that the world still remembers them. However, there are several anti-social elements in our society, who try to spoil the image of our country.
Now-a-days, we see in news, etc that some section of young students from some universities speak against their country. Such people don’t respect the hardships of the Freedom fighters and our Armed forces who protect us every second.
Patriotism can be fulfilled through various other means. Not necessarily, everyone needs to be a freedom fighter or should be serving the Army, Navy or the Air Force. You can exhibit your love towards the nation by being a part of Clean India popularly known as ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ or you can help poor, old or needy people, save water, save environment, etc. You may join non-government-organisations (NGOs) and help the needy people. In winters by distributing blankets or in summers by distributing water, you may display your love towards the mankind and thus show your true heroism and patriotism. Patriotism does not only mean to struggle for the freedom of one’s country, it also includes the honest feeling and true love for the country and countrymen which can be displayed through passionate work for the country’s development.
Love your country and show it in your actions.
Speech on Patriotism – 2
Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Hon’ble Principal, Fellow Colleagues and My Dear Students!
As you all know that today we have organized this event to commemorate the victory and sacrifice of our freedom fighters, which fought during the struggle for Independence. And I, as the senior faculty member of our XYZ institution, have been chosen by our respected Principal to deliver a speech on patriotism. On behalf of my entire staff and students of this institution, I want to extend special thanks to our hon’ble Vice Chancellor for taking out her precious time and coming here to grace the occasion through her presence.
As I mentioned earlier that we are here to remember our country’s great freedom fighters like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Chandrasekhar Azad, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Subhash Chandra Bose, Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, and many others. Their contribution towards attainment of the independence was immense and cannot be simply summed up in words. However, one thing that requires special mention and which we all should imbibe from them is their great patriotic fervour. When on the mere thought of bondage or slavery of British Raj and independence struggle, a shudder comes running through our whole body, imagine they all have literally lived it and fought against it. The trauma and trouble that Britishers inflicted on them is difficult to explicate.
There is one thing in common in all of them that kept them united till their last breath during the freedom struggle was patriotism and sheer love for their motherland. They firmly believed in the chant called “Mera Bharat Mahan”. So now, if I were to ask you what Patriotism is, then how many of you are willing to answer? May be all! Apparently, it may sound like an easy question for you, but trust me it has various ramifications.
Remember that it’s good to love your country and its people, but that doesn’t give you the right to detest any particular thought or ideology. So it’s important to not let your patriotic zeal transgress that thin line which can border you towards fanaticism or extremism. Remember that the very foundation of our country is founded on the principles of tolerance and compassion.
Patriotism has no room for hatred or ill-feeling. When it’s patriotism that inspired our freedom fighters to sacrifice their lives for the love of their country and its people, then we can at least spread the message of love and peace everywhere across the globe. Yet another way to show love for our country is by working towards its growth and development and taking effective measures to eradicate poverty, illiteracy, child labour, violence against women and other social evils from our society and making our country a better place to live in.
Needless to say, patriotism is one of the finest qualities found in men and it’s an exhilarating feeling. And a person will be patriotic in true sense of the term when he/she will own the responsibility of his/her country and relentlessly work towards its holistic growth. So, think beyond yourself and your family. Cultivate national interest and spread the message of international brotherhood everywhere.
Before I leave the stage, let’s say together very loud and clear “Bharat Mata ki Jai”!
Speech on Patriotism – 3
Good morning everyone. I welcome you all on this grand celebration of the Independence Day.
My topic of discussion today is patriotism. For each one of us present here, this word has different implications. I will discuss my views on what patriotism means to me. A patriot is a person who intends to love and serve the country as a loyal citizen. A true patriot loves the country and is ready to sacrifice anything for his or her own country. The person wholeheartedly works for the welfare of the motherland. A set of these people tend to inherit the feeling of patriotism. Patriots are the ones who have smiles on their face while going on wars, they don’t doubt giving their lives for their motherland .
We, the citizens of India have been lucky to feel the proud heritage of the noblest patriots, who sacrificed all their belongings and even gave up their lives, for the cause of their motherland.
Patriots go beyond limits of their character and morals to work for the betterment of their country. A few major patriots that have made great sacrifices for India are Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Shivaji, Rana Pratap, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Sardar Patel, Subhash Chandra Bose, Lala Lajpat Rai, Maulana Azad, and many more. These people have given their lives for the country and have always kept their country ahead themselves. These patriots are remembered with intense feelings and will always serve as examples for the generations to come.
It majorly means we should have true love and feelings for the country and be passionate to work for its progress. For a patriot, motherland means much more than heaven. It is only due to the sacrifice, dedication and contribution of patriots that the nation develops and prospers. Patriotism is regarded as the stepping stone of nation building. A patriot is never selfish or self centred, instead is sane and sensible.
Patriotism means we should have immense love and affection for our own country but it does not mean that we have any hatred for any other country. People should be capable of supporting their nation but not have ill feelings for other countries. One should not look down upon other countries. Every country has many patriots who sacrifice their self and put their country above everything. All great nations which built their name in history are proud to witness the services of their patriots.
I on behalf of everyone would like to motivate you all to safeguard, develop and preserve the freedom of the country. People should work for their nation. Every nation needs a bunch of people who above and beyond their self interest work on building up their country. People should be concerned about their country’s progress and prosperity. A true patriot always gets due respect, love and affection from other citizens of the country as well.
Thank you for being a part and continue promoting patriotism.
Speech on Patriotism – 4
Good morning, I welcome you all to this session. As you all are aware that we are gathered here to share our views about how important is it to keep our country on the top most priority for us.
In order to address this topic, I would like to share my views on patriotism. It is a very important feeling for the country’s freedom. Patriotism is the dedication and presence of values towards one’s country specifically in concern of its defence. Patriotism does not mean the instant feeling that you get when there is some debate going on India vs Pakistan. It is the vibe that is inherited in you to make your nation the best in the world. Many people from the earlier generations comment that in the existing youth and coming generations the feeling of patriotism is on the decline.
I being a part of today’s youth would just like to tell you all that feeling of patriotism is right there within us, only the way of portraying it is different. We don’t believe in following the conventional modes of expressing patriotism but instead having dedicated ourselves towards the responsibilities of making our country the best that we can and in every possible way. The scope of patriotism includes building great technological infrastructure that enables our country to march ahead on the path of progress.
Dedication for the country’s upliftment amongst the others is the key agenda behind being a patriotic person. Since childhood we have been taught about the great stories on instances faced by many patriots of our country, this has been done for building in the importance and spirit of patriotism within each one of us. Every country needs patriots who emphasize to put in their efforts and dedicate themselves completely for the nation’s growth above and beyond their own self. We are obliged of those incredible people who have fought hard and helped the country achieve and protect its freedom.
Patriotism is an inherited spontaneous feeling. It is the spark that lightens up the country’s spirit. A patriotic person always gets respect from other countrymen and never ending love, support and affection. This is not only because of their sacrifices but also for the love, care, dedication and affection they shower on the nation.
I would like to motivate you all to please never let the spirit of patriotism diminish, it is one of the most crucial elements for a nation’s development and prosperity. Share the message of how patriotic people have helped us take forward our country and how we all owe this as our responsibility.
In scholarly literature and common language, patriotism is often conflated with nationalism, which is associated with an exclusive, intolerant, and irrational attachment to one's nation. As the history of Fascism and Nazism shows, patriotism understood as nationalism can have disastrous consequences. Nevertheless, this book argues that the language of patriotism must be distinguished from that of nationalism. While nationalism values the cultural, religious, and ethnic unity of a people, patriotism is the love of a people's common liberty, which gives us the strength to resist oppression by th ... More
In scholarly literature and common language, patriotism is often conflated with nationalism, which is associated with an exclusive, intolerant, and irrational attachment to one's nation. As the history of Fascism and Nazism shows, patriotism understood as nationalism can have disastrous consequences. Nevertheless, this book argues that the language of patriotism must be distinguished from that of nationalism. While nationalism values the cultural, religious, and ethnic unity of a people, patriotism is the love of a people's common liberty, which gives us the strength to resist oppression by the selfish ambitions of particular individuals. In addition, patriotism is a rational love, since civic virtue is instrumental to the preservation of law and order, which is the prerequisite of our liberty. The question we must address is how to make our particular love of one's own country compatible with the universal principles of liberty and justice. Through a historical interpretation of patriotism from classical antiquity to contemporary debates, Viroli explores the possibility of patriotism without nationalism; i.e. one that emphasizes political unity based on the republican commitment to the common good, rather than cultural, religious, or ethnic homogeneity.
Keywords: civic virtue, common good, fascism, justice, liberty, nationalism, nazism, patriotism, rationality, republicanism
|Print publication date: 1997||Print ISBN-13: 9780198293583|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003||DOI:10.1093/0198293585.001.0001|