Without Comment: Bapu, we have not learnt

by R K Garg
Chandigarh, October 2, 2020: A f ew daysago, we celebrated Daughter sDay … then International Older Day and today Gandhi Jayanti.
Every day a new day comes and goes and we very easily post some photos or messages and end the day like that.
Is that sufficient ?
Every such Day gives us an opportunity to think and dos ome introspection.
On Daughters Day we exchanged messages to glorify all daughters but do we really care for them and give them love, respect and the better life they deserve?
The NCRB data gives an entirely different picture for 2019 and our own city gives a dismal picture inspite of being a City Beautiful.
Then we come to International Old Day.
The city was known as the city of senior citizens, but now they are being duped here in a big way by fraudsters.
Coming to Gandhi Jayanti, which also happens to be Jayanti of Lal Bahadur Shastri.
So today also we had a lot of deliberations on both great leaders of Bharat.
Today we remembered them as followers of non-violence and Jai Jawan Jai Kisan.
Gandhi always wanted to ensure a better Raj where every one gets justice.
There are opposition and ruling parties having different thinking process but all are supposed to work for the welfare of people.
Bapu was always important for us but these days his presence, teachings and relevance have increased more and more.
For that we need to ensure a better society where children, particularly girls get full rights and a better life, the voice of women in distress is heard and experienced citizens are not side lined by their children.
We need a society which has better relations amongst themselves and do not work at cross ends.
We need to think over the teachings of Bapu and ensure justice to the last poorest of poor.
Are we getting too idealistic or doing day dreaming as these words are rare to listen not to talk of adopting these in our life?
Do we realize that we have not learnt any thing from the Father of the Nation?
The above topics are concerned with family life and relations.
It is about having moral values in society.
To get better results and to minimize crime we need to instill moral education and discipline in the society.
Sensitizing the various committees, NGOs creating the teams to do counselling to uplift morale can help to improve the situation.
Social reforms and retaining our culture and values needs to be instilled and need sustained efforts which we all have to realize.
Making these ‘memorial days’ a ritual is not going to help us.
Let us all introspect positively and bow in respect and say Bapu we will learn a lesson from your teachings

(The views expressed are personal of the author. If you wish to express your opinion, contact R K Garg at rtichd27@gmail.com)

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