An Indian Dream
An Indian Dream
By Pamarty Venkataramana
A one-man army, he had none.When his journey started.Yet,when his saga ended today, he had almost everyone flocking and swooning . .
That’s the hallmark of a karma yogi and a yuga purush. He has led a life full of vim, verve and enjoyment.
Opposition wasn’t a cage for this political leader. Ruling a huge nation with coalition groups wasn’t a mine-field either.
A diplomat pat excellence, it was the poetic-nerve in his frame which enabled him to cope with both insults and encomiums alike.
A patriot beyond doubt, his inclination towards carrying all diverse groups together was his strength.
His opponents respected him while his followers adored him.
This, in a land of unparalleled diversities and unchronicled attacks on the unity of the tolerant nation is no mean achievement!
Those who mourn the demise of a colossus leader, ought to be re-energised by his memories.
In an age of information technology, speeches of Netaji Subashchandra Bose are as important as those of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Speeches of Indira Gandhi and all the many other Prime Ministers India has had in the last seven decades are as relevant as the Mann Ki Baat broadcasts of today’s Prime Minister, Modiji. .
All are Indians. All Indians are my brothers and sisters.This is the pledge Atalji believed in.
So, it is only appropriate and fit to enact an uniform civil code and in a spirit of ‘insaniyat (humanitarian)’ let us allot land-parcels to the jawans who served in Kashmir valley as a first step of honour to the decorated dear leader and knit the whole of India into one Nation – in reality!
This is the message one learns from his illustrious life. As the sea of humanity returns to live a life without presence of a giant persona, let sanity prevail: arrest traitors to end the criminalisation of politics.
And, renew the pledge to turn more Indian than letting the ‘desh k tukdey-tukdey’ gangs to provoke you towards division of the society on lines of caste, religion and dietary habits.
A resolution to tread the path of tolerance and impartiality in administration of justice – social, economic and political will enable Atalji’s followers to fulfil his dream of building abode of the Lord Shri Rama at Ayodhya, without letting it rot in the guise of dusty file records and old spools and pen drives in the isolated record rooms of television studios and courtyards of politicians.
Jai Shri Rama!