Have you ever questioned yourself why India is lagging behind in attaining developed status? Does one have to telecast the reasons like hero Vikram did in the movie Aparchit (where he telecasts the comparisons between our nation and fast growing countries viz., Japan and Singapore)? Do I have to mention again that, overpopulation, illiteracy, poverty, unemployment in addition to nepotism, corruption, caste system, religion, regionalism and irresponsible citizens etc., are the major hindrances in country’s growth?
I would say that, it’s foolish to dig deep into the past, blaming the Moguls and the British rulers, who though had looted us to a greater extent (as the governments especially the politicians do at present date) but were unsuccessful to last longer? Have you ever raised your voice against the present administration system which is betraying us in almost every possible manner?
Or isn’t a period of sixty years sufficient enough to shed out the past and strikeout on an independent path? It’s piteous but truth that, though we are democratically independent are still more or less dependent on other countries for various sources. Please do not mistake me, for I am not discussing anything related to collaborations here.
Caste System in India is one of the major drawbacks. Although, Indian Constitution facilitates the right to equality, it hurts me always when I see people segregating co-humans in the name of caste. I felt surprised when I heard that, in some remote villages untouchability and ill-treating is still in practice. I had witnessed the people who tore the posters of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar with rage, pasted on my own department walls. I feel sorry for all those who are ignorant about the facts that, the Indian Constitution just doesn't discuss only about reservations to scheduled castes/tribes but it is a highly appreciated draft around the globe with a powerful agenda that focuses various issues/measures for the benefit and uplifting of whole nation. It is really pathetic to state that, even today some people are still into this evil practice and the others after encashment by playing tricks with the emotions and sentiments of the above listed castes/tribes. (Example: Grouping the Scheduled Castes into A, B, C, D Categories).
Secondly, I had witnessed the victims of nepotism and also was one among them to suffer. The very sukoon-2008 in my own university, where the title of Mr.Sukoon-08 had been awarded to a person who had some kind of political and/or say social influence. The judges of the whole event itself were unjust and it made me laugh when I heard one of the judges (who himself had a pathetic English) saying that, the participants are not competent enough in English. Another classic example for nepotism is the present Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Corruption, an evil from which God also cannot save. Even Bharateeyudu (a popular movie again) cannot help as he is just fictitious because, corruption has rooted itself so deeper that, it is a highly impossible task to eradicate as it starts from registration of birth and never ends even after death. But, the new generation should step forward to eradicate corruption.
Irresponsible behavior of the citizens (lets pray for an Aparichit to rescue us) also damages the country’s destiny. There are many an educated youth who are not willing to take up on the responsibility to construct the nation and give it new dimensions. I already quoted Vivekananda in my last article, "Why Specialization?" about the necessity of the realization that one educated youth must undergo to make his/her nation attain development, but everyone is after his/her own prosperity. It is no harm to think about one’s own prosperity, but it is highly inappreciable if he/she doesn’t giveback something to their country. And in my view, it is not the unemployment that is responsible, but it is the constraints that the youth had imposed on themselves to some horizons which they never wish to cross. It frightens me, when I think about the nation as a whole because in the jurisdiction of Hyderabad itself, I had found many chaps gossiping around just sitting idle at Irani cafés since morning till evening as a part of their daily routine.
Sympathy also destroys the nation’s building to a wider range. After assassination of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, her son Mr. Rajiv Gandhi became the prime minister of India due to sympathy veil. In his regime, the country was in financial crisis, and the situation existed such that presidential rule had to be imposed compulsorily in the name of Financial Emergency. But,the then Prime Minister, Mr. P. V. N. Rao, had saved the country from the crisis with the three golden a.k.a. Chanakya rules viz., privatization, globalization and liberalization, (which are been followed by every government till date formed after his).
Terrorism, an outcome of religion, poverty, illiteracy and unemployment etc., also hinders the development. I had always felt sorry about the terrorists, who utilize the technology for destructive purposes. I always wished that they might utilize the technology they possess in a right manner to achieve peace in the world. But, it never happened. Though, there might be many a reasons behind terrorism or naxalism viz., social inequalities, injustice etc., but it would be more better, as said by Naresh and Sarvanand (in the movie Gamyam) instead playing hide and seek from jungles, fight openly from the public by representing them and their problems in a peaceful manner. To instantiate, Gandhian Principles are ideal to attain peace and success.
Regionalism is a new source of hindrance to the nation’s growth. Political Parties are after dividing the States. Again, the foul play with the emotions and sentiments of the people in order to attain power, the representatives (MLA’s and/or MP’s) who are after acquiring huge wealth are deceiving us. Telangaana in Andhra Pradesh is just an instance. The selfless revolution of the farmers against Razakars and/or Deshmukhs who raped the lands of the farmers and molested innocent women is being insulted and also is highly misused today. Without any knowledge of the past that had witnessed the heavy bloodshed and tears of the warriors (of both women and men), every political party is promising to separate the state into two, seems really ironic.
The list goes on continuing, and I fear it would make many endless volumes. To conclude, I would like to request all the youth to think for the betterment of society and try hard to attain it. It’s we the youth, who are similar to bricks according to Sri C. Raja Gopala Chary, who can construct the Nation only if we are good at character viz., good bricks. Every one has to realize the fact that, one must repay what ever had had learnt/acquired for the benefit of the nation. India, needs selfless people like Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, many unsung freedom fighters and Telangaana warriors etc., who had sacrificed their worldly pleasures for the sake of country and gave their best to the Nation. We must follow their noble ideas in order to attain development & peace.
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