19 December, 2009

1 Change I would like to make for India...

The other day, I gave an impromptu speech in my English class on the above given topic - 1 Change I would like to make for India! I just wanted to share my views here in my domain...and I also wanted to elaborate on it a little further...


Today (i.e. on 17 December), due to a technical snag in the Central Railways, railway stations became a place of complete chaos. Since trains also seemed to be delayed, one could easily notice a pinch of frustration and irritation on people's faces. I stood on the railway platform...I saw hordes of people..just like one would notice in some huge public gathering. 


Just as the train arrived, people scrambled to get in...a crowd slowly converted itself into a sort of stampede... At a place like this, getting onto the train is an achievement in itself! Well, this is how our Government treats us.. there are no efficient laws and policies for public transport..and the currently available facilities also seem antiquated..


Don't misunderstand my tone for a condemned one. It is just a tone arising out of care and love. Care for the people and love for the country. Criticism that comes out of love and care, is not criticism. It is just a way of showing that there is a lot of room for improvement. Anyway, talking about governments and administrations in our nation, I feel that there is not a single thing that proves India's exceptional organizational abilities.

Someone has said it so brilliantly, "If there is God anywhere in the World, it is in India". That is not because India has the largest number of Gods and is highly inclined towards religion and spirituality. It is just because we can only trust God in the working of our nation, leaving aside greedy politicians and ineffective laws. Only God can do something to save us from the webs of corruption and red-tapism. Even so, I wouldn't be surprised if a DJ makes a remix like ... India ki naiyya hai ram ke bharose...


The 1 change I would like to see is in the quality of intellect and knowledge right at the top, where decisions for the entire nation are made. There is a change we need... We need men of strong leadership, courage, determination and ambition to hold the highest posts in our Government. They would definitely be much much better than those bunch of 7th pass ministers exercising their power over a nation of a billion. I feel there is a need of passion and aggression in our current political system. We need young blood to replace corrupt fools in the Government. A chance must be given to the young citizens to tap their hidden potential and become great statesmen...

Just like those high-profile CEO and MD posts of any company, let there be educational and intellectual qualifications for our very own ministers so that power is not misused. Just like those SC, ST, OBC and what-not quotas, we should have specific quotas for IIT and IIM alumni to contest elections. Thus, there shall definitely be some people in the Parliament with a rare commodity known as 'Brains'.

There is no greater and respectful post than that of a minister or a civil servant. Having known all the facts, still, there are no educational qualifications for these guys. Civil servants go through competitive exams like UPSC and stuff like that, but as soon as they step into the murky waters of greed and corruption, they are soon devoured. Ministers may not know the ABC's of their assigned portfolios, but they are scholars in bribery and red-tapism.

There is a time for everything...and now is the time for change! Someone has to flush out those murky waters and murkier motives, because problems can never be solved without taking any action, you see.

There is a change we need....