Dussehra ki Shubhkamnaye: : Lessons for the Nation, in uncertain global times
Dussehra is the festive event that is marked as the victory of good or evil. It is the day when Ravana the ten-headed evil was killed by Shri Rama, the epitome of honesty, integrity, and Dharma. It is also said that Sh Rama and Shri Krishna took birth especially to eradicate evil from the earth at that time.
We are also somewhat living in those evil times where the climax is yet to arrive or has almost arrived. Just see the persons beheaded in the country, the rapes happening, the lawlessness, and the lack of strong willpower and strategy to tackle all such issues. The Government has indeed done a brilliant job of nabbing PFI in the country and continues to lead the curve. The Sangh is also doing invaluable work.
The Secretary General of Sangh Sh Dattatreya HOSABALE has raised certain critical issues very rightly over inequality, poverty, and unemployment in his speech recently. No doubt opposition and media latched upon the speech of the Sangh dep Head to criticize the government.
The Modi government should have taken lessons from the Biden government in America which announced 87000 new IRS ( income tax officers) recruits.
We don’t wish to go into the reason or use of these posts but the fact remains that such a huge number of people will be recruited which will be almost 100 % democrats. That is the way the American government and especially the Democrats work. NO GUILT, FULL CONVICTION behind every move and action irrespective of what the people, opposition or media says or talks about them.
If one does not wish to go to America take a lesson from Arvind Kejriwal who has made ‘Distributing Revadis” his USP after understanding that the citizens of the country are greedy to the core in the first place. We don’t blame the citizens for that because if one sees corruption everywhere why the citizens should not vote for someone who is giving them free water and electricity? After Gujarat and Punjab, it will be interesting to see how Gujarat fares and votes. But the point we wish to make is Why the Modi government lags in such initiatives.
We are living in hard times and the prices of essential items from food to petrol have been very high. We ourselves have to drop making certain vegetables after hearing the prices of the same. We are not used to eating tomato soup when the price of tomatoes is over Rs 100 a KG. So one can understand the suffering and frustrations of the poor.
The government has to take the challenge like sh Rama to be victorious over EVIL. No one denies that the PM Modi government is the best thing to happen for the nation but the eVIL has also spread multifold. Therefore the govt has to be more proactive at the present junction.
As suggested, the threats are more dangerous externally also. The US is once again showing how it can use Pakistan as bait for India. Russia is falling at the moment unable to decide its next move giving rise to rumors of nuclear usage to salvage its prestige or as a last resort.
China is acting mysteriously with one certain thing its economy has been hit hard. Europe is no more the charm it was. In the UK, the government was forced to take back its tax cuts after huge criticism, a big slap on the first decision of a newly elected government anywhere in the world. Pakistan is relying more on Drones to attack border villages and smuggles arms, ammunition, and drugs to India.
There could have been no uncertain times than at present all leading to one thing the world is moving fast towards precipitation. Fortunately for India, we have been keeping well but only for the moment – shall we add. It is because of these circumstances and factors that we have to NUDGE the government a little to do and take more actions and initiatives. The PFI organization is just the tip of the iceberg. Unless we unleash a systematic and methodical plan to outwit the enemies both within and external we will fail to safeguard our interests.
We have been told that if the congress or opposition rules India the Islamization of the nation will happen without bloodshed or we know it. The BJP-led government will at least give fight for the same.
Some immediate steps that are needed:
1. Recruit people esp those who support the party.
2. Develop an ELITE FORCE like RAF as a supplement to the POLICE to be deployed in major cities and areas permanently.
3. Make NCC compulsory from class 6 to 9 . Like Agniveer which was a good bold step, the govt has to make NCC compulsory with good all-around training.
4. Focus on elementary education and start building the character of future citizens.
5. Implement tight rules and regulations esp in matters of rapes and murders. Immediate fast-track punishments should be given to the culprits. Beheading should be declared as a social menace and anyone indulging in such acts must be hanged in one month. ( how else can u stop it? )
6. Empower more people to contribute towards national development. .
8. Train the POlice like the army or NSG. At least half of the police force needs better training to stand for any calamity.
9. Start a round-the-year TRAINING CAMP for schools and college teachers. NCERT can take a lead in this. NCERT has been hit by poor selection and Orissa’s lobby. It has lost all the shine and purpose for which it was created.
10. Population control is a must for the nation. Every citizen must be digitally mapped. Law of the land should be supreme.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST DECLARE DUEEHERA AND DEEPAWALI AS NATIONAL FESTIVALS WITH A 15 TO 30 DAYS VACATION FOR ONE AND ALL. IT WILL GIVE A BOOST TO TOURISM BESIDES ALLOWING PEOPLE TO PRESERVE HERITAGE. ALL WESTERN NATIONS OBSERVE WINTER VACATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS, WHILE WE HAVE MADE THE FESTIVE SEASON LOOK LIKE A BURDEN.
The times are hard and we are into the most uncertain times. The festival of Dussehra and Deepawali are just reminders of our heritage – The victory of good over evil. But we will fail in this heritage if we don’t act fast and act with 100% conviction.
Wishing everyone a very happy Dussehra. May the divine bless you with energy and thought to fight evil and be victorious in all walks of life.
Dr Asheesh Shah