After Dhoni, the world cup & his leadership supremacy, here is another leader of a different genre - a 72 years old veteran Gandhian & social activist who single handedly is raising eyebrows and headlines across the world on India's fight against corruption.
Reading the news & watching this elderly person with a strong resolute on matters he believes in makes my eyes well up with patriotic spirit mixed with shamefulness and joy. Shamefulness because inspite of having 60% population below the age of 35 which includes me , a 72 year old man had to lead the cause.Joy to see my fellow countrymen support the cause, the spread of the message across various cities, unison and ofcourse pride that India does offer freedom of speech & expression to people who know how to use it.
Recently in a discussion forum at work, a very senior executive mentioned about the definition & meaning of integrity. As per him, integrity is not only about not stealing or being on the right side of the law - its about standing up for what you believe in, be clear on your conscious for voicing your thoughts and bringing the benefits of your opinion for a good debate and hence decision.
By this definition & meaning, Anna Hazare is a person with high integrity. How many of us, so called youth would fall in this category is beyond me.How come none of us noticed the Lokpal bill being rejected by 8 consecutive governments languishing in the beauracracy awaiting corrupt politcians approval ? And Sharad Pawar - " member of Govt. Anti corruption cell " what was that about.. how dare ??
Already political parties in the opposition are scouting around like vultures to latch on to the theme and gain self momentum. What a mockery that politcians in BJP & others like Uma Bharati tried to share stage.
Sir, though I lack the courage to take up such a task single handedly like you have, I extend my support and wishes to hope that your mission continues to win support of millions of people around the world and forces action from the Government..
Quoting from the famous poem ' Abou Ben Adham " - May your tribe increase...