A happy independence day to my fellow countrymen and women (atleast the ones who happen to read my blog). I have received many SMS’s this day from friends, every SMS has the same tone, unity, friendship, brotherhood, honesty, pride etc etc.. its so easy to just forward a message ,but how many of us will actually remember what we forwarded and what we pledged today. Instead of forwarding messages which we will forget about ,I think we all should contemplate and decide on the small changes we can make. For many years I have been promising myself , that I will not pay any bribe and never judge a person by his/her religion, and I can honestly claim that I have stuck to my pledge. I hope Ican do it in the future too.
I also look forward to the Prime Ministers speech, its a day when many new schemes are announced. With the congress in power one thing I can blindly bet on is a new scheme with a Nehru-Gandhi name , and I was not disappointed, now we have a Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. I have a great admiration and respect for the Nehru-Gandhi clan, after all they are the first family of Indian Politics, and they have done a lot for the country, but do we need to have every scheme named after them.If the idea is to show respect then there must be many other ways of doing it, not just by using their name. You can board from a Rajiv Gandhi airport and land on Indira Gandhi terminus. You are ill go to the Sanjay Gandhi hospital. Outstanding in sports you get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. You have hospitals, universities, schools, research centres, schemes etc etc all named after five individuals. Ofcourse you do need names for all the facilities mentioned, but can’t the congress come up with any other name. After sometime it starts getting confusing. I think we have enough historical figures to name every facility in the country. I really liked the fact that Mr. Vajpayee named the rural road schemes as simple” Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojhna”. Hope next year the congress comes up with a different name, but I also realise that I am hoping for the impossible. 🙂