2:47 am, 26th May, 2014
My dear friends, as soon as you will progress reading this shit (many of you wouldn't even read it completely :-) ) written by me some of you might laugh, ignore and not take it seriously because friends never talk seriously with each other and especially when its related to our MORAL DUTIES. Yes today I don’t know from where this came to my mind that I should write something on a citizen’s Moral Duty towards the nation and its development but I am sacrificing my sleep to write this and even if a single person thinks it’s not shit the happiness quotient of mine will rise immensely.
We all , the social networking geeks, the youth of the nation who have lot other things to do in a day than to discuss politics , got involved in the country’s general elections so much that it was a topic from morning newspaper reading to evening news watching on television. From Facebook, twitter to whatsapp everywhere we got involved. We created, received, shared all types of stuff this election season – jokes, slogans, facts, images, etc. etc. all over the social media. Election and its related stuff became an integral part of our daily discussions. These discussions were ubiquitous and even the managers in the office didn't mind this :-). Infact elections were a topic even a newbie in the office was able to do without any technical training. There were slogans with such a beautiful rhymes that a 5 year old kid use to say it without fail. Stock exchange was rising like temperature use to rise in June month in North India. We even saw a 25K mark first time on BSE. Most of us even don’t know whether sensex’s rise really means development or were just happy to see it rise !!
Everywhere in the country it was like a mandatory thing to post your voting inked finger’s snaps on facebook, whatsapp etc. to complete your Right to Vote :-) This time parents didn't ask their children to vote but the opposite happened and because of this the country’s voting percentage is the highest till now compared to all the previous general elections. The results were also as expected, infact the political party which was expected to get more than 200 seats out of 543 seats emerged as the single largest party with clear majority getting around 280 seats. The Prime ministerial candidate of this party, the hero of the youth Mr. Narendra Modi kept talking about “good governance and development” is the key to nation’s rise all through his election campaign. I personally don’t know much about him (infact I don’t want to discuss even politics) apart from that he was chief minister of Gujarat for more than 10 years, and Gujarat developed very much under their government as he and his party members use to say. But without the contribution of the state citizens was this achievable? I don’t know exactly how much more or less developed it is in comparison to other states. But yes it is developed, and yes he is our new Prime Minister and yes there are lot of hopes from the countrymen this time that whatever we wanted in this country or how we wanted this country to be like, it will become like that in the coming years.
But why we have so many hopes on this man and his party this time? Why we think that like previous governments there will be no corruption, no unemployment, no poverty etc etc in India. Is Mr. Narendra Modi a magician who will just rotate his wand and all the problems of India will vanish away? He is not a magician, in fact he is also a common man just like us. No nation can become great on the hopes of hard work from a single person, but collective involvement in nation’s development from every single person can make this country great. Change has come in the nation’s election results almost after 2 decades, to make the nation a superpower, a completely developed nation in each and every field in the coming decade we also need to change and follow the moral duties a citizen should do for her/his nation.
The moral duties as imbibed by me from my parents, I try my best to follow them daily even when in some cases I fail to do follow them, I don’t become habitual in failing to follow them. Some of the very common things which I confront in my daily life –
Traffic Lights and rules: they are not meant to be broken but to be followed. Can’t we Indians stop behind the Zebra crossing or wait for Green signal to actually become Green !!
Electricity: It’s not free, it is made after a lot of effort and depletion of natural resources. Please switch off the electrical appliances when they are not needed. I have seen at my friends and relatives home where fans, tube lights etc are kept on all through the day and energy is wasted even when no one is using it. The current generation parents have become so rich that they don’t imbibe these things in their children !!
Roads and footpath are not meant to throw waste, try to search dustbins nearby. If we can search foot stalls on the roadside it should not be difficult to search dustbins also.
For God’s sake stop spitting on roads and stair corners of government offices. I know most of you don’t do but still we find it everywhere in the country. Ask your elders to stop it.
Bribing: The special thing of our country where a boy or girl will shout with full energy in a protest rally against the corruptions going on in the country but will never hesitate to offer 100 rupees to Traffic police to leave her/him after violating a traffic rule.
Save water: It has become scarce in 21st century. I know 70% of earth is covered with water but only 1 % out of it is drinkable, do not decrease that percentage.
I don’t say that I follow each and every one I mentioned above 100% but I keep trying to achieve 100% and it’s not my habit to not follow the basic duty I should be doing for the betterment of the society. Infact I consider not just voting during the elections completes my duties towards the nation but becoming a better citizen every single day will complete my duties towards the nation. There are many other moral duties which can be listed, some I learnt myself as my parents didn’t imbibed those in me as some problems wasn’t present when I was a kid. So it might be a case with many of you that your parents didn’t taught you the moral duties of a good citizen but don’t consider it their fault. We all are educated and education teaches all good things.
There are many other examples or instances where people used to violate the basic moral duty or rules made for the betterment of the society but the same people expect government to be corruption free, nation to be completely developed and all the good things that they can get from the government. They don’t think that it’s their moral duty not just to vote for a political party but to make India a great nation.