Anna  epic  battle unites  India

Anna epic battle unites India

by September 1, 2012 0 comments

 

In  2011  comes  a  man  from  a  village  in Maharashtra  who  awakens  the  nation  and says  that  it  is  our  Dharma  to  eradicate  corruption.  Tens  of  thousands  of  Indian  men, women, children, artisans, farmers and students of  all  age  groups  have  joined  Anna  Hazare  to cleanse  the  Indian  society  of  corruption.  It  is  a powerful movement that is absolutely apolitical. The  movement  has  support  of  people  of  all walks  of  life  who  are  votaries  of  all  major  and minor  faiths  of  the  world  and  they  are  all  non violent; absolutely peaceful.

AHINSA  or absence of violent means to achieve the end, is the basic Mantra  of this mass movement of Anna Hazare. It is a unique feature of this  peaceful protest. The whole world recognizes the Rights of free thought  and expression. Suppressing this freedom of Expression would amount to violation of Human Rights.

It is his innocent and child-like smile that draws strangers close to him. He  smiles even in adverse  circumstances. He smiles when he fasts. He smiles when the jail authorities denied him water for a bath since he stayed on  in the administrative building of the jail even after  his official  release. Anna Hazare does not raise the pitch of his voice even when the group discussion  degenerates into a slinging match. Anna Hazare is as cool as a cucumber, calm as the sea-surface in non-tsunami nights and focused as a camera lens. He knows what to do, when to do and how to do. Indeed the secret of his success in all his projects lies in his planning, preparation and execution from A to Z. Further, Anna chooses his colleagues well and never lets  a selfish  person  take undue advantage of his nearness to Anna Hazare.

Now the world media is taking interest in the Anna generated People’s Movement  for having a LOKPAL who would oversee  the official  work of all government departments, all government servants, even the highest of the high  and thus leave no room for corruption. When corruption is got rid of, the  people of Bharat will heave a sigh of relief. The demon of corruption and thereby generation of black money and consequent of stashing ill got- ten wealth in foreign banks made our motherland poorest of the poor.

The  Indian  Parliament  unanimously  resolved  that  the  Standing Committee  would consider Anna’s three demands – including the lower bureaucracy in the Lokpal’s purview, a central law for creating Lok Ayuktas in  states and a citizen’s charter  for government departments  providing public service.

He  has tapped into a nation’s rising frustration and anger against corruption of the most scandalous proportions, and channeled it into a mass movement  that has shaken the government to its foundation, and placed the  entire political class on notice.  With the elimination of the demon of corruption,  the common man will improve his standard of living. His lifestyle will be in conformity with the norms laid down by the greatest law- giver,

It is a token victory for people of India but the real battle is just about to start  now, Anna Hazare has lit a fire.  It’s for every  one of us to keep the flame of hope alive.

– Prashant Tewari, Editor-in-Chief

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