Monday, 6 July 2015

VALUE OF HONESTY

“HONESTY IS PRAISED AND LEFT TO SHIVER”
IT SEEMS THAT DECADES HAVE PASSED SINCE, WE HAVE FORGOT THE IMPORTANCE OF HONESTY.LET’S RECALL THE OLD PROVERB “HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY”. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW AND REALIZED THIS LINE ? FOR MOST OF YOU, I GUESS IT’S A LONG TIME. WE WERE USED TO BE TAUGHT IN THE PRIMARY LEVEL, BOTH IN SCHOOLS AND HOMES THAT HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS LINE, TO SURVIVE IN THIS WORLD, PEACEFULLY AND HOW IT WIL HELP THE NATION TO PROGRESS IN ALL FIELDS. SURVIVING AND LIVING WITH HONESTY IS, DOING JUSTICE WITH YOURSELF, AS WELL AS WITH OTHERS. EACH AND EVERY PEOPLE GETS WHAT HE DESERVES AND THERE IS NO
BIASED ONE, NO ONE GETS DEMORALIZED BY SOMEONE’S BIASED DECISION, GUILT GETS PUNISHMENT AND TRUTH GETS IT’S REWARD. THIS BECOMES A WORLD OF PURE EQUALITY.
HONESTY IN ALL FIELDS, TRUTH IN ALL FIELDS, ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO SUSTAIN WITHOUT HONEST PEOPLE AND WHEN THE PEOPLE’S BASIC NEEDS ARE UNDER THREAT. FOR INSTANCE, WHEN YOU ARE STARVING FOR TWO DAYS AND YOU DON’T HAVE MONEY, HONESTY CAN’T FILL YOUR STOMACH BUT, BREAD AND BUTTER CAN. IN THAT CASE YOU ARE BOUND TO PROCURE MONEY WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO BUY FOOD OR FOOD DIRECTLY, BY HOOK OR CROOK. THIS IS TO BE DONE FOR THE SAKE OF THE GENERAL LAWS OF NATURE. IN A COUNTRY, WHEN ALL THE PEOPLE’S BASIC NEEDS ARE FULFILLED, THEN ONLY THEY CAN BE GIVEN A LESSON ON “VALUE OF HONESTY” OR ELSE IT WOULD SOUND ABSURD.
IN INDIA WHERE THOUSANDS AND LAKHS OF PEOPLE LIVE UNDER POVERTY, HOW CAN SOMEONE TAKE A CLASS ON “HONESTY”, FOR THEM? UNLESS AND UNTIL 100% OF THE POPULATION ARE FREE FROM POVERTY AND THEIR BASIC NEEDS ARE SATISFIED, NO ONE CAN TEACH THE WHOLE COUNTRY 'HONESTY', UNDER ONE ROOF.
AFTER A LANDMARK VICTORY OF AAP, WITH 67 SEATS IN DELHI, PEOPLE ARE HOPING FOR A CORRUPTION FREE DELHI. IT CAN BE DONE, BUT, IT SHOULD NOT BE STARTED FROM THE BUREAUCRATS LEVEL RATHER, IT SHOULD BE STARTED FROM THE GRASS ROOT LEVEL IE. FROM SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, POLICE STATIONS, CLERICAL JOBS ETC.
LET THERE BE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL LEVEL – “MORAL EDUCATION”, DON’T RESTRICT IT TILL PRIMARILY LEVEL BUT, TEACH THE TEENS ALSO. INCLUDE CO-CIRCULAR ACTIVITIES RELATING TO THESE. TEACH THE STUDENTS HOW THEY CAN PRACTICE HONESTY IN THEIR REAL LIFE, CREATE SITUATIONS WHERE THEY WILL BE PROVOKED TO GIVE UP THEIR HONESTY AND THAT WILL BE THEIR TEST. GIVE THEM MARKS ON IT. IN THIS WAY, WE CAN IMPROVE THE MIND OF THE SCHOOL CHILDREN, WHO WILL TAKE THE OFFICIAL POSTS IN FUTURE.
ONLY A STRONG DETERMINATION, A GENTLE SENSE OF PATRIOTISM WILL MAKE YOU AN HONEST CITIZEN OF INDIA. YOU ,YOURSELF, BEING AN HONEST PERSON CAN ACT AS AN EXAMPLE FOR YOUR BROTHER, SISTER, CHILD, FRIEND AND FOR ANY OF YOUR ACQUAINTANCE.
ABOVE ALL HOW CAN WE FORGET “SATYAMEVA JAYATE”
~ Arghya Samaddar
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