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On MODIfying, Developing and Changing INDIA

There was a country, a country of spirited and adept men, finding itself in the path of recovery from the heavy blows of imperialistic pas...

Monday, August 10, 2009

I would say leaders of M.K.Gandhi's or S.C.Bose's forte were the need of the hour in the current scenario who can lead the country with some common sense...But this is a peculiar country where Noble-souls like Gandhi would be criticized or as my friend said on the other day would be "cursed" by some people...

Well, individuals can have their own opinions, they have their rights...The rights for which some people gave their life...to defend these so-called rights...But i don't think it is wise to utter blasphemies on the people who gave their heart,body and soul for us,to enjoy those rights.. ...

people allege Gandhi, as the main reason for dividing India and Pakistan and for the way he handled S.C.Bose...I also feel bad about the way Bose was treated..In 1939 Bose won Congress elections but he resigned the congress president post because of the ideological differences between him and Gandhi...The Gandhian dominated congress working committee leaders urged Bose to seek Gandhi's guidance in all issues ... As far as the first reason is concerned, i would say it is the wise and sensible thing...

In 1885 congress was started...Initially the demands of congress were for privileges and concessions..The British also gave concessions as they would throw a bone without meat to their dogs... This mentality irked some portion of congressmen who parted from congress in 1906...They were called Extremists and the rest were moderates...

The Extremists especially the trio "LAL BAL PAL" Lajpat rai, Bal Ganghadhar Thilak n Bipin chandra pal gave severe headache to British through demonstrations and hartals..During partition of Bengal Thilak revived Ganesh and shivaji festivals to use it as a means to fight British..They were the first to demand Swaraj and Thilak said it was our birthright...People got motivated as a result and turned in large numbers to show their dissent...Armed struggle and vigorous fighting methods were employed by some cadres in Bengal,Tamil nadu,Punjab and Maharashtra...

Congress was in pieces ,but when Gandhi came into picture in 1916 everything changed...He had the charm and smartness to bring everyone together...He guided people with clear vision and determination...Without him freedom struggle would have gone bizarre...Perhaps we could have attained freedom through arms but the following words of Gandhi shows what would have happened ..It goes like this,

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary...

He masterminded many efficient non-violent movements...He also fought for social injustices like untouchability...What sets him apart is his intelligent moves like using chakra in order to support native weavers,his special concern towards untouchables,swadeshi and boycott movements..All these were the ultimate factors which made him a great leader who had a huge influence on the masses...

In terms of love towards the country we had some, one in million people like Bhaghat singh,Thirupur Kumaran,Bharathiyar,Ashfaqualla,Ram bismil,Sukh dev and some individuals who involved in kakori conspiracy case(Rang de Basanthi movie would give a more clear idea about this...),Laxmi bai,Kattaboman,Tipu sultan and many more...
A guy gave his life to save Indian flag from falling down... some people staged hunger strike for 141 long days when they were in jail...A man went and threw bomb in assembly and surrendered himself inorder to get his voice heard, even after knowing that he would be hanged if caught...It was unbelievable and only their intense and deep love for their country and rock solid determination should have pushed them to do this...I would say these sacrifices were far more great than Gandhi's...

But on contrary to what i have said earlier todays youths are not even ready to cross their doorsteps to cast vote...But they would talk and criticize politicians... Guys enough is enough ,this is the time for us to act with social responsibility ...So lets remember and honor all those who made it possible for us to have a peaceful and independent life..Lets join hands and try to realize the dreams they had..

Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country

(I thought of coming up with this post on August 15..But since i was little busy i could not...since i am late i have posted a possibly longest post in 3 parts..I Hope u like it)

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