‘SANKALP SE SIDDHI’

While the nation celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement that led ultimately to freedom in 1947, it is time to conduct introspection and reformulate the nation’s priorities as per the contemporary needs. Though we succeeded in establishing a robust democracy in India but the nation continues to be afflicted with corruption, caste based discrimination, poverty and last but not the least terrorism. Therefore it is in the interest of the nation and its people that a movement be initiated with same enthusiasm and vigour as that of the Independence struggle to achieve the target of corruption-free, caste based discrimination free, poverty-free, terrorism-free clean India. While the PM Modi led government at the centre has launched multiple initiatives in this regard, it is also necessary that the state governments also respond to such initiatives with equal enthusiasm and vigour. The Prime Minister has rightly asked the people to take a pledge ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ to free the country of problems like communalism, casteism and corruption and create a ‘New India’ by 2022. While it is essential to salute all those who participated in the historic Quit India Movement in 1942 under the leadership of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, at the same time there is a dire need to take inspiration from the great movement and its torch bearers. 75 years after the great movement the nation is faced with issues which are entirely different besides being a threat to the nation and its people’s welfare. It is a fact that despite the government making strenuous efforts it is not possible to achieve desired results without active individual level participation in cleansing the society of the afflicted evils that were left behind by the colonial rulers. After all it is the duty of every individual to contribute something for the nation of which he or she is part and parcel. Following the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and University Grants Commission directive the higher educational institutions to help in making this movement successful, the day marked the pledge taking ceremony across the nation in Schools, Colleges and Universities with Jammu being no exception where a grand programme was organised by the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu, during which the staff, students and the faculty of the University took the pledge in the direction of eradicating corruption, caste discrimination, terrorism and other evils from the society and work vigorously for fulfilling the dream of ‘New India by 2022.The celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement alongwith with the pledge taken across the nation should not be allowed to remain a mere ritual but the sense of belonging for the nation invoked today needs to be maintained by every stakeholder by acting positively and progressively for the betterment of the nation 24X7. The celebrations in the coming days will witness seminars, talks by eminent educationists, tours to the memorials of freedom fighters and martyrs, it is hoped that the people especially the youth will respond with full enthusiasm with patriotic fervour and work shoulder to shoulder to create the New India thus making the ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ a great success!