True, during the last two decades mankind has witnessed a revolutionary change, probably not witnessed in the past couple of centuries. India has seen it more than other countries.
We are a vibrant democracy as well as a completely self propelled individual enterprise economy. Totally united in all diversities, a tolerant and most amicable society which is hard working too. Yet a completely failed state politically.
Let us understand one fact and admit as well, that we may be vibrant democracy but yet we as an individuals are controlled by the politicians and the faulty political system.
Reasons for this exploitation by politicians are very simple: 1. Keeping us unorganized. 2. Dividing us on religious lines and creating hatred. 3. Ensuring poor growth of Infrastructure, so that we engage ourselves throughout the day and our life duly embedded in this mess, thus offering no challenge to their throne or dynasty. These are a few reasons for this misery despite our individual enterprise and overall potential for tremendous national growth.Reasons for this exploitation by politicians are very simple: 1. Keeping us unorganized. 2. Dividing us on religious lines and creating hatred. 3. Ensuring poor growth of Infrastructure, so that we engage ourselves throughout the day and our life duly embedded in this mess, thus offering no challenge to their throne or dynasty. These are a few reasons for this misery despite our individual enterprise and overall potential for tremendous national growth.
How do we break these barriers? It is possible and that too possible by us?
There is a 'middle layer' between politicians and us “The Governing Layer”. Just connect ourselves to this, the intelligent Bureaucratic layer. Our country is gifted with the most dynamic bureaucracy in the world.
Now most of us are pessimists and feel that we will never get any support from them. No, the actual fact is that we have 'never' approached them because of our resistance. Finally, the result is complete collapse and directionless approach.
First step which is most essential is organize ourselves. Create a platform, be that of friends, family and likeminded groups. Now, as it is rightly said 'Charity begins at Home', start a social movement. Start working for benefit of people vis-à-vis your socializing with the same group of friends. Thus, a bigger base is created. Interact with the system. Slowly, your voice will be heard.
Interact using your ideas with the bureaucracy. Slowly but steadily positive response will start pouring in. Use your tact to get positive response by throwing positive thoughts, wherever required point out the problem, defects, mess and see for yourself the cooperation and support coming from the government machinery.
Support the machinery in such a way that they do not feel the burden. Let them also participate in healthy interaction, they infact need this lest they are isolated and subsequently lose interest. Open up the lock where the key lies with you. Of course, for rusty locks there are always alternatives.
To prove the above point, we have live example - i.e Green Garden Group Family of morning walkers, we are close knit family of about 25 with an external network of many more in the iconic Hanging garden (Sir P.M.Garden) in Malabar Hill.
We were unknown walkers in this garden, over the years we merged in years into a closely knit family. Our main guiding force is our fatherly fig-ure, our Naru Uncle who is fit and healthy at 91 years, driving up to the garden daily morning and taking his walk for an hour religiously.
We patronized the garden with an 33 feet tall Iconic Tower known as “Pillar of Friendship” which has completed a decade after being inaugurated by Shri Udhav Thackeray, the then Mayor and attended by almost 20 plus consulates. This created an organized base, our strength.
Many such innovations are carried out from time to time for the benefit of common man. Of course, this calls for continuous monitoring from our end with the bureaucracy. Today, the respect we receive is now an Auto system where our say is always represented and heard. All these talks of Demographic advantage to nation of having young population will only be beneficial till we 'the common citizen' synchronise with the government machinery. It is like a process of perfectly guided system where the evils will not raise its head.
Let there be any government, unless accountability is not questioned or thought process is not synchronised we will continue to be exploited. Remember, our majority electorate is totally divided on religious and reservation based issues, only likeminded people like us who are actual minority with the above views can become the only savior of future exploitation.