English_Master April 14, 2016 No Comments
INDIA – YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW Sixty five years had rolled over since India got her Independence! Yet, where do we Indians stand in the global arena? This essay reflects the pale image of reality. “We have saved Gandhiji for over 30 years although he staged many protests against us. But it is a disgrace that you people (Indians) could not save him for more than 3 months!” pointed out Winston Churchill after Mahatma was assassinated on the 30th January, 1948, three and half months after Freedom! First, the partition of Pakistan from India triggered of the Ghetto disturbances. It raged on for many days. But Mahatma’s ‘Fast unto death,” brought the communal clashes to a grinding halt. What followed thereafter was a total disgrace: assassination of Mahatma! India’s economy at that time was in jeopardy. Unemployment problem, oppression of women, child marriage, poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, starvation, lack of medical facilities – while all these posed the problem, there was this natural calamity, flood, fire, drought, lack of water – all these haunted the innocent people, then. United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) report appeared before said, that 10,000 children in India die due to malnutrition and lack of medical aid. How shameful! More observation reveals that there are...
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