Sometimes I wonder if our nation is going forward or going back to the cave period? Corruption, caste – religion based issues still rampant. People everywhere around the world are fighting to gain their rights and come forward where as in India to gain seats and reservations in jobs and colleges people are fighting to show themselves backwards!
Government spending crores of money on statues for dead leaders whereas the living are struggling for homes in the streets and battling every single day of their lives. Pollution and climate changes are not ‘yet’ considered as grave issues and people fighting over if crackers are to be bursted or not for Diwali seems to be a bigger issue! Rivers foaming, forest fires, garbage dumping and burning does not seem to be as such an important issue than ranveer-deepika’s wedding and baby Taimur and re-naming of states and cities!!
India is a huge country and has its own share of problems as any other country but after 72 years of independence what exactly have we achieved in terms of being a corruption free country, stringent laws for criminals, road and safety, education for all, poverty eradication, health care, job creations for all and many such issues are still a dream to be fulfilled.
We, civilians still behave in the most disgusting manner. Spoiling the image of our country seems to be the most important agenda. Just yesterday was watching a report where in they showed after the recent inauguration of the signature Bridge of Delhi , which itself was a ruckus creating scenario, how people from different areas are visiting this bridge just for taking selfies and literally creating a traffic standstill due to their foolish actions.
And within a week of the bridge’s opening to commuters a peanut vendor was seen bringing in his goodies and selling to people who come to bask in the beauty of the bridge! This is just one such vendor and within no time it will become a commercialized place with dozens of stalls selling sandwiches, chaats, juices and what not and the place will turn into a picnic spot and block traffic with policemen too getting a share in all this! Such is the plight of the system and its inability to take stern action against all such malpractices happening right in front of them.
Its a week since Diwali has gotten over and the state of Delhi is grappling with pollution and smog. But no, people were hell bent on bursting crackers inspite of the Supreme court’s orders of banning crackers. Now these same people are crying over the issue of their city being polluted and not able to breathe. This was definitely in our hands to adhere to the rules and not burn crackers for the safety of the environment. This could have been well executed by people but they needed to defy the law and now facing the consequences which has only started and will grow into a more complex situation in the days to come.
Blaming the government for every single issue is not the solution. We, as civilians need to become responsible citizens and abide by the rules and project the country as a better place to show to the world.
When the scientists talk about climate change, its a “real” situation and a dangerous one too which all of the countries need to come together and co-ordinate and apply them to their own countries so that we give back to nature whatever we have destroyed and make this world a better place to stay for the coming generations.
China was facing a severe case of pollution inspite of being the most populated country and the citizens were facing a hard time to breathe in their own surrounding areas of stay. The government took up this issue seriously and took up one area as an experimental case. They built a huge tower, taller than the Qutab minar in between high rise buildings and fitted them with filters that could absorb all the pollutant factors, which could cleanse after some stipulated time and fresh, non-polluted air would be given out from this tower which could be inhaled without any worries. This experiment proved to be a major success and several towers like these were erected and to an extent China could tackle their environmental issues and provide their people with fresh air to breathe. Yes, the cost of building these were high but then why not if they guaranteed good health and pollution free air for all which is of prime importance for the generations to come.
If there’s a will, there’s a way. Whatever one says about China, they should be applauded for their dedication, hard work, manpower and the will to make their country proud inspite of natural calamities which grapples the entire country often. But still they fight and come back stronger than before. This is something India needs to learn from them.
If they can, so can India. We are a country rich in culture, heritage, manpower, labour, natural resources and gifted landscapes. We need able people to tap these resources and help them in their initiative to make the country stronger.
Dynasty politics should be eliminated, rumors and politics based on religion and caste are just dirty tricks to gain votes.
Whichever government rules, people are the ones who bring them to power, so decision lies in the hands of the people to see their country heading towards or going backwards.