Gandhi Jayanti: What Is Your Pledge?
Oct 2, 1869 – A legend was born in Gujarat, a legend who went on to become the father of our nation and a man of ideals who has endless line of admirers. We are celebrating his Bday today, and the question is how.
Few days ago in the Madison square garden speech, our PM Modi talked about two things which Gandhi liked the most
We have already reached our freedom, thanks to Gandhi and a few other great heroes like him – “Most inspiring independence heroes”
But we still are a long way from reaching our goal of cleanliness or a clean India. I am not talking about corruption or policies or anything else here. That is way out of our domain. I am asking what we can do on this day to make sure that we take action for the rest of the year and maybe the rest of our lives.
Gandhi was a great man, he also said no liquor and liquor is happily banned on this one day throughout the nation. I am not going to ask you to make a resolution to give up liquor. I am not even going to ask to stand up for the freedom of the nation or give up everything and join politics. I am not even going to ask you to practice non violence that if your neighbor hits you, you offer him the other cheek. I am not saying that it will not work, I am saying that it is going to hurt to take even a single slap :P.
But I think there is something we can all do. Just like the new years and the holidays, we all make a pledge, a resolution to either lose weight or get back in shape or leave smoking or something like that.
Today can we make one simple pledge, not just for the nation alone, but for ourselves as well?
I solemnly pledge today that I am going to make my best effort to make this a clean nation. I am not going to take a broom and sweep the streets but I can promise that the next time I drink a bottle of soda, I won’t throw it on the road, or if I eat of a piece of chocolate, I won’t throw it in an open ground or I can promise that I can go a step ahead and politely prevent someone else from doing it as well.
Doing is something else compared to believing and I promise to do it from today.
How about you? What is your pledge for this day?
Modi has already taken a step ahead with the Swacch Bharat mission and ill do my best to support this. How about you ?