We, the People..

If you have even a little bit inclination towards politics, it is highly probable that you would have heard this line atleast once – “Yeh Desh toh Ram bharose he chal raha hai”

It’s common news that the second wave of coronavirus has wreaked havoc and we have been left to fend for ourselves, because neither the infrastructure nor the government were prepared in any way for facing this overwhelming situation. The steps taken by various governments at various levels, is just not enough and many a people have said, and rightly so, that the government should have taken adequate measures when the numbers had declined and the nation was strong and emerging from the first wave.

There are so many allegations from various quarters of the society and counter allegations from those within the government. There are steps being taken, but they seem to be so minuscule compared to the difficulty at hand. It’s as if pails of water are being used to douse the London Fire.

We have all seen on media and social media- how people are running from pillar to post to get the required medical aid for their family and friends. All this is certainly not lost upon any of us.

We have seen people losing their loved ones. We have seen people losing faith. But we have also seen that people have still not given up on one very important and basic thing- Hope. During a time when institutions of the government have all but crumbled under this immense crisis, the common citizenry has awaken – once again.

Volunteer groups, resident groups, NGOs, intellectuals, even the rickshaw drivers and their ilk- all have combined in their own ways to help the country come out of this disaster – one person at a time and sometimes entire communities.

Now coming back to our original discussion. This country is not run by any God (we may surely have his blessings) but it is run by it’s People. When the government is helpless, the people who have elected the government – you and I – We step out and run it. Selfless service from countless people of this great nation ensure that every time we face any disaster, we are able to overcome it.

Let it not be lost on anyone that this great nation is wholly and completely being run by it’s People – at all times and for times to come!

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How can I help?

It’s easy. If you can go out and contribute responsibly, only and only then step out. For most of us who can’t – let’s pledge to stay at home, unless going out is a necessity. This saves us as well as others with whom we stay. Let’s pledge to wear masks (double masks, if you’re comfortable with it). Strive to spread optimism – remember that miracles happened even in Auschwitz and Dachau.

Last but not the least, let’s pledge to always be grateful to those, who are risking their lives so that we and our fellow countrymen can live.

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A Silent Spectator

In this journey of life, keep your eyes on the wonderful backgrounds. They pass by only once and if you are busy tredding on that worn road, then they are lost forever.

3 thoughts on “We, the People..”

  1. Beautifully, wisely stated. Here the virus seems slightly contained at least, now, but we the people in the US had the same sort of mishandling by our government. Indeed, people did whatever we could to help (some of us..), even if that help was just our staying in and away from crowds. We’re praying for your lovely people, now so sick and grieving terribly, and praying that all the medical supplies needed will arrive today, tomorrow..

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    1. Hey, thankyou for your wishes 🙂
      And governments can only do as much as it is doing over here or it did in your country. In the end, it all comes down upon us – the People and so far we as well as all others around the world have always emerged victorious.

      Also, Indians greatly appreciate the supplies, which are pouring in from all over the world. It truly makes one believe in the dictum that the whole world is a global village and we all are one people.

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