I am no leader. At best, I am a dreamer with the determination to make dreams come true. As I am here to make my dream come true, I’m sure I can make my country’s dreams come true as well. And that is why I am here in USIT.
I, who came to this college, leaving the comfort of my home, to become something in my life. I am sure, I will. There are few days in human life when one is truly elated. The first day in college is one of them. When I was getting ready for my first day, I felt a tingling in my stomach. What would the auditorium be like, what would the teachers be like, who are my new classmates, there is so much to be curious about. I call this excitement, the spark within me that makes me feel truly alive today. Indian needs the spark that you have within you, Anna’s fast need to be sparked within you and all. You need to keep Anna’s spark shining by supporting him. I have the spark within me that is why I am writing you.
Before we become one with some issue we have to become one with ourselves. If we get our own house in order we don’t have to make an effort to be one with the world. The world will want to be one with us. Everyone wants to be friends with happy, rich, thriving neighbors. Nobody wants a family festered with disputes.
A lot is wrong in your country. There are too many differences. The question is not who you blame for this. The question is how do you fix it? Because to do anything great, you have to become one first. Religion, caste, community have existed for centuries. But Gandhi brought them all together for a greater cause, to get the country free. Today, you have another greater cause. To get India its rightful place in the world. To see India the way you want to see it. To make India a prosperous, developed country, where not only the spirit of patriotism, but also the standard of living is high. Where anyone involves in dispute will punish for sure. The time has come for you, and yes for me! To show your corrupt leaders what people power really means. Anna Hazare’s fast is the starting point for corruption reforms in this country.
Democracy is a way of life. It’s not just about documents or governments; it’s about the things we do every day that contribute to society and make it a better place to live.By the People will examine the day-to-day actions that create a democratic way of life. Anna’s movement is totally right. In true democratic fashion, I invite you to join the discussion and share your own experiences as a citizen. If you can’t change your own life in response to the greatest challenge now facing our human family, who can? And if you won ’t take the effort to try, why should anyone else? So begin with yourself now.
Jan Lokpal bill is all about having an independent authority against corruption, passing this bill is as important as Anna’s Independence movement is. Some of you may ask, what can I do? Do I keep a fast? Do I join groups on Facebook? Do I come on the streets? Well, all these actions have their place. However, we must make sure this campaign reaches the grassroots, and doesn’t say confine.
You may be ask why I doing this as I am not an Indian, Yes I am not from India but I need to take up the challenges that we face as a people and make them my own, not because I have an obligation to those who are less fortunate, although I do have that obligation. Not because I have a debt to all of those who helped me to get where I am, although I do have that debt. I need to take on the challenge because I have an obligation to myself.
Have a Great Evening My friends!!