"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
Every nation has some problems, even the most developed ones. So it is only obvious when we want to see a changed India. And if we really pay heed to Baapu's words, we can actually act to bring about the changes we always wished for.
But first, we need to address what those changes are. And to know more about it, this Christmas, we asked India, "If Santa grants you one wish for the nation, what would you ask for?"
We got thousands of replies, and a lot of them were very similar. Well, that does not come as a surprise because the core problems in our country are the same.
So here we have for you, #IndiaKaPulse.
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After all, earlier the reservation system was developed to stop discrimination against the minorities. Now, maybe the opposite is happening.
Well, wouldn't it be amazing? But is it really achievable, practically? Being the largest democracy in the world, we need to have a system at least.
I know the feeling. Corruption has stunted India's development to a large extent.
Once we change our attitude, we can change the nation. As Baapu rightly said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
I agree 100 percent with this one. This also reminds me of a quote once said by Lord Macaulay, a British historian and Whig politician.
"We have to educate a people who cannot at present be educated by means of their mother-tongue. We must teach them some foreign language. We shall see the strongest reason to think that, of all foreign tongues, the English tongue is that which would be the most useful to our native subjects." - T. B. Macaulay
Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative towards a Swachh Bharat is commendable, nothing can really be done unless we don't change.
So rightly said. A nation where goddesses are worshiped should start respecting women and ensure their safety as well.
Forget empowerment, let's ensure that the women get home safely and we don't see another Nirbhaya ever again.
If any of the above changes are implemented, we can probably become a developed nation much sooner.
That is actually not a bad idea. However impossible it may seem, wouldn't the world be a better place if we weren't constantly worried about fighting with our neighbor?
A lot of our problems originate because of the large population in our country. It's time we paid strict attention to this issue.
Poverty and gender equality, we've seen earlier in the previous points as well. But child labor is something which shouldn't be ignored anymore. All the 'Chotus' who bring you tea should really be at school, studying.
Yes, we are all Indians after all. Of course, we are different in certain ways but we should really be celebrating those differences rather than fighting over them.
You can answer this question to let the whole of India know, what you think about it. Stay tuned for more of #IndiaKaPulse questions and answers!
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