When Anna was in its peak and the duo rather trio Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi were waving tricolor, i predicted the future and it stands true. I do not wanted to sound pessimist however can not appreciate the false hopes and greedy dreams either.
At a higher layer a country is defined by its resources, internal and external policies and most importantly by its people and culture. If we define a hierarchy of layers people exist at the lowest layer, then families, and communities and then a rule or law set to get these communities living and working together. The progress and prosperity of a country depends on how communities in a country gel together and achieve common goals needed for socio-economic goals.
If we look carefully, a strong people to people relation define a strong family. A family is defined in a way we appreciate relationships and carry intangible values. These values are derived from cultural values or religious teachings. A strong bonding in family and healthy culture in home creates a strong fabric where positive qualities and firm foundations are laid for successful personal development. This relation transcends across families and to the communities. Likewise healthy families constitutes healthy communities who appreciate the qualities of each other and happily accept differences. No two person, family or community is alike in qualities and differences. However if we understand differences well we can celebrate the differences rather making it a point of envy and good/bad discussion.
So the set of communities define the national fabric. The strength of this fabric results in peace and security. All the national efforts and activities should work in a way or another to make this fabric strong. There is not a single way. There is not the Only way. The key to make strong bonding is to appreciate what is common across the community and inculcate a culture where similarities are encouraged. The second part of this key is to clearly understand the differences we see across communities and make ourselves aware that any Politician, Religious Scholar or any Influential person do not take advantage of the difference and plant the seed of hatred. If we understand the difference and celebrate it in healthy way; this will eradicate the hatred and envy.
These are the people who take hold of family and communities and participate in electoral processes and form government. Hate mongers do not parachute from Mars. These are the people in our neighborhood and they take control over the society simply because good people do not come out and practice good practices and fail to appreciate similarity and celebrate differences. This goes like old saying “your mind is like a field, if you don’t plant flowers, weeds will grow”.
What is “Ghar-Wapsi” and all the fuss around conversions. We all go through so many thought conversion each day. In this global age we have gone through so many Ghar-Wapsi in the field of technology, cultural influence and socio-economic change. Do we really care to make it a political issue? Give people the freedom of choice and let them follow what they want. If political class actually want a real conversion they should be concerned with the daunting tasks of “poor” to “prosperous” conversion. The question is how people define politician’s electoral agenda and development fall pray to it?