India isn’t just a name. I have always felt honored in being a part of such glorious land. Yes, it is true that it is spoiled at many fronts but if we think we can change, we will definitely make it an awesome place to live in. The blame game is so common today.
No matter what is happening in your life, if it goes wrong blame the country for it and you will be rewarded with felicitation. Right?
Compare India with America but why not compare when they got independence? India in 1947 and America in 1776. Now what they did in around 200-250 years, we want in less than 70 years. How the hell this is possible on this earth?
Things need to be changed but why criticize?
Is it solving the problems or will it change anything? Don’t be like those criticizing Indians.The First American Benjamin Franklin once remarked, “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn. And most fools do.”
Now let me share something:
Far back in the 1900s, can you just imagine the worth of a London educated lawyer and that too from India? It’s no less than the best Indian lawyers today compared to hardships of that time. For example, it took many days to travel by ship to reach London from India and that too was full of uncertainty. Also, with poor means of communication, the journey was no less than a haunted dream.
Why I’m telling you this thing?
This is because, with that qualification also that man chose to fight for the freedom of his country, instead of settling down as a highly paid world-class lawyer. Obviously, I’m talking about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi more popularly known as The Father of Indian nation (Bapu).
If it is about intelligence, you think he was less intelligent than the best engineers or doctors of our country? I don’t think so. Then why he fought for all of us? Why?
Thousands of soldiers sacrifice their lives fighting for the peace and protection of their countries. What’s the need? Whether it’s UN Peace Keeping Forces or the respective armies of the world, though not all but most of them, are fighting just for the sake of peace.
Why? It’s because we can be safe. We can sleep and carry on our work. Why are they not selfish?
The above stories are not just stories. They show the patriotism of an individual that makes a difference as well as the dedication for their respective countries.
Also,the nation needs us because I don’t think that a better life and a handsome salary would ever satisfy anyone, but a higher purpose would give us a goal as well direction of what we want to do with this life. And, that higher purpose could be any small contribution for the sake of development of the country.
The giant that goes by the name Infosys; co-founded in 1981 by 7 Engineers N. R. Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, N. S. Raghavan, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal, K. Dinesh and Ashok Arora. The minds of their caliber are always in demand in the highly industrialized and developed countries but they chose India and made us all proud as the Infosys became the first Indian company to be listed on Nasdaq. I can give more examples of the Indians who dared to dream and made it big in their life. If they can, why can’t you?
If the good minds of any country are not willing to work for their own country then who will? It’s easy to praise other countries but it’s difficult to comprehend how they achieved what they are today. My article isn’t about the science because it has no boundaries but a country is far more important to me than anything else. My country is my first love.
In this world, we often see that it’s easier to run away from the problems and not facing them. So what happens? Most of the people earn their degrees in their respective countries and then they sell themselves to some other country. Why? They have better facilities on all the fronts: whether it’s the matter of primary education or the health care sector.
But my question is what if their people would have done the same? Would it be the same then?
I’m struggling and I’ve failed many times but that doesn’t mean I’ll start blaming everything because that will not change anything. If I’ll keep on struggling I’m sure that I’ll succeed someday. If the system gets tough, I will be the toughest but no matter what, I will work for the people of my country.
Please try to come up with the creative solutions and not just focusing on the problems. Rather than engaging yourself with caste and community, make India a better place for everyone; for us, for our future generations and for the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters such as Bhagat Singh, Udham Singh and many more of them.
People think nothing has changed. Let me share some stats with you. In 1947, only 10-15% (As per census 1951, 18.33%) literacy was there, now it has crossed 70% (As per census 2011, 74.04%). It’s not a magic. There might be only a few but people do work honestly, day and night to make our nation a better country.
Also, if we have the worst economy then how did we survive the great depression of 2008. When thousands of people in the so-called developed countries lost their jobs and hundreds committed suicide, their nation wasn’t able to save them. India is a developing economy.
So we need to work in a positive way.
I understand we need to work like hell to change many things but still, I believe in my country. And miracles don’t change the world. The small acts that we.daily commit do. Being an Indian, I know it is difficult to solve various basic problems like the gender gap, poverty, unemployment etc. but it’s not impossible.
All we need to do is believe.
You’ve now realized the importance of working for your country. Remember- Your country calls you. Just listen carefully. Indians have always made an impact and will continue doing so. Read more. As far as globalization is concerned, talent will migrate from better to the best country but as Indians, we mustn’t forget our roots are here and if we never return, whose loss is it? It is like leaving the old parents because they can’t feed you anymore as now they expect you to care for them. So guys, do return to your country, say such as, after completing your 60 years. Try giving few years to your own country.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. – John F. Kennedy
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