Jaago India!

on Saturday, November 29, 2008

Good Morning! India. Wake Up. It is time that each one of us stand up and get counted. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH…

The Year 2008, the common man has yet again experienced riots and a series of terror attacks under various pretexts - communal clashes and vested interests. Jaipur, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Surat, Imphal, Assam...Mumbai. The terror strikes again and again.

I am the common man. I have experienced all these lying low. Keeping quiet, being calm and hoping that this will soon pass.Terrorism has terrorized me. But, now, “Enough is Enough” -I cannot sit lying low, while people out there are dying for no fault of theirs. Those cowards are brutally gunning down men, women and children indiscrimately. For what? What is the motive behind these brutal acts?

A typical ‘common man’ is bothered about situations only when it directly affects him or his family. That is the bracket where in we all majorly fit in. But, it is high time we start thinking above our city, we need to think as Indians first.

The terror attacks have increased in frequency over the years. Yet, we as individuals have never thought over actually taking any measures to safeguard our nation’s interest. Do we have proper security and anti-terror laws? How successfully are they implemented?

We as citizens need to be alert and start pressurizing the government to do something. Pressurize them to enforce policies, laws, try getting yourself involved in effective security management...anything sensible for that matter...that makes us involved in reducing terrorism instead of lying low and being cowards ourselves.

The cynics say: “But, you can’t do this all alone!” “You are just one man.” [The Impossible Dream - Art Buchwald].

Let the critics and cynics say what they want, if there is something and in fact anything that we as citizens can do we must do it. Yes, it is the government responsibility to protect us. But, is there anything that we can do to protect ourselves?

12 comments:

Ruchi said...

proud of you neeta. we indians need such advice...
there is also some information about the impact of terror activities on children... and how to avoid desensitising them (and how to avoid shock too)... get information if you interested.
smiles

mansi said...

amazing tips nita...
from now on its not gonna be "chalta hai"

its "ab se nahi chalega"

people have opened theire eyes after the sudden blow ..and this is the best time for em to increase their and others' awareness

peace \/

PRACHI...... said...

yea.. really liked the way things have been put..
equally proud of the fact.. that there exist.. ppl.. with rationale thinking..
Education and Awareness.. are two major things.. that needs to be propogated..
The measures put down.. are really apt.. and ppl need to be aware of all those..

The message has just got accross :)

alok said...

hi
very practical and sensible advice
hope many people not just read it and also follow it..

neha said...

Hi Nitu,

Its reality vich we r seriously ignoring from longbut its high time to get impacted from it! Really as in Indian we have to get up..............

Nehal Parekh said...

i really dont know what to say.
I feel its a long time that we are discussing things. i think its time to GET STARTED!

AC said...

It's nice. Guideline 8 is impractical beyond belief though.

Nita said...

Hey, Arghya: hmm.... I knw that the 8 guideline is seldom going to be utilised by people....
but, yes, there have been times that the common man have used these tactics for identifying suspicious activity and bought them to book....I am sure many of us must have read reports wherein a citizen’s alertness in seeing suspicious behavior has helped nabbed criminals. You may say..but terrorism is a different thing all together… but, still think abt it..
hence, I have made such a huge list...trying to accomodate every thing.... :)
u decide wht u think u can do or not do....:)

SoKi said...

Thaks to write about guidelines..

Half of us are not aware about such guidelines the common man can follow..

Enough is Enough..

INDIA needs to wake up now...

Just need to add one thing
if the common man can follow the No. 6, 7 & 8 we can soon delete the first four guidelines from the list...

Be alert to be safe, to make world safe... Jaago India...

PRACHI...... said...

Yeah, well everyone is psyched up at the moment.. and everyone wishes to do something... but the testing times are in long run...

Well things like such kept on happening as you have mentioned... we still are same as we were then..

But this has to change today... now... the will to change shoudnt mar away with time..

let there be LIGHT...

neha said...

Hi Nitu,


Like the way u express to us hope its works for our team mumbai

narendra said...

Actually the main problem is in we people,if all will start to think in the same way then nothin lik this wil happen again, n its our moral duty to spread the awareness in common mass being an Indian citizen,if we will spare a very little time fr the sake of our country it will really put a gr8 diff.And it can by any means.......n this is really appreciable that some people like neeta r doing this in a wonderful way........................