On August16, 1947, Indians had a job to do. This job was to reform and rejuvenate India, to eradicate the already existing social, economic and political problems. Unfortunately, although India has grown it has yet to fulfill a lot many expectations!
Soon after independence, many political parties came into establishment. I really respect the way all Indians stood together to fight for freedom. But with the formation of political parties, the unity collapsed. Indians became hostile towards their own. Its very undesirable that people who displayed the strength of unity and teamwork in front of the world are now unable to reach out to the public (barring a minor percenatge of leaders who actually move beyond Delhi). Its obvious that social service is not their cup of tea. However, at this time I must make it clear that I do believe there are exceptions to the rule.
True patriots like Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and many others never had to play any political gimmicks to earn the respect and support of Indians. They had a dream of independent and developed Republic of India. They never resorted to gaining public support by direct or indirect bribery. They had an aim and that was to 'Serve' the people. They were dedicated towards their work.
Today.......something has gone wrong with the people, with the politicians, with our leaders. Some of the MPs in the Parliament do not visit their constituencies as much as they should. The way they deliver speeches is far beyond one's comprehension especially when they promise but fail to ensure its execution. They say, "we will eradicate poverty, we will make provisions for cheaper commodities and a better standard of living,etc." and the innocent masses believe them, yell slogans, clap their hands and regret for 4-5 years. At this point, voting is but one of the keys to change India because our 90% leaders have made this politics a mere profession.
I bet a politician's salary is not one that can afford the luxuries that many of them are enjoying BUT nobody bothers to know how is it be possible? All I want to say is that only the common people can save this nation, an outsider will not come to our rescue. Our hope lies in that 10% rigorously working for development. It is time that the 90% indifferent must be replaced by leaders whose sole aim is to make India an inspiration to the world! The underlying principle of a political leadership is NOT 'profit - making' but 'Service' to the people.
A CHANGE HAS TO BE BROUGHT.....BUT NOT BY SIMPLY CROWDING AND YELLING SLOGANS. WE NEED TO BRING IT SENSIBLY, DIPLOMATICALLY AND WITH AN INSPIRATION FOR OUR JUNIORS. JAI HIND!
- Animesh Vora
@ThisMoronKid on Twitter
The Writer is 17 year old student and aspires to join the Indian Army.