NO COSMETIC PARTICIPATION

Successive governments rolled out multiple policies and projects for the welfare and betterment of the society in India but not much substantial could be achieved from these and of course it was and still is our attitude towards life and society as a whole that has been responsible for the failure to obtain the desired results. Since India has been a land of saints and sages where strict adherence to the moral values was the characteristic feature of its Civilization as a result of which it had touched the pinnacle of glory in the past. Today there is a dire need to conduct introspection at individual level, replace cosmetic participation with meaningful participation in order to ensure that we are able to achieve optimum results from the schemes and projects launched in India. There undoubtedly has to be a proactive participation by each and every individual for which appropriate attitude and mentality needs to be adopted by one and all. While endorsing and appreciating the launching of any scheme including the most discussed ‘Clean India Movement’, there is a dire need to focus mainly on preparing the masses for the movement by educating them on adopting a positive and healthy attitude. It cannot be disputed that by simply adopting the requisite attitude based on moral values and rich ethos of the Indian Civilization when it was enjoying pristine glory, there would be no need for any special campaign for ensuring a Clean India. As of today the majority of Indians remain preoccupied with the procurement of square meal a day and generally they care very less about other issues. The attitude of the people is quite visible all around with people spitting where ever they want, walls at almost all the public places turned into canvas of different designs with the spats of Gutka and other such materials and similar being the fate of all other schemes, which is really a matter of great concern. Nobody bothers to contribute a bit at individual level perceiving that it is the duty of government. In such a scenario massive campaigns need to be launched by the government and NGOs to spread awareness and motivate citizens for active participation and the need to changing mentalities and attitudes failing which even the best of the schemes will fizzle out. Making people aware is important, but more important is that this awareness is converted into action on ground. In all the projects launched for the welfare of the World’s largest democracy the people need to adopt a proactive attitude at individual level. So let every individual realize the urge to give up the habit of cosmetic participations once for all and rise to the occasion to become a proactive partner in making every scheme launched by the government great success. After all, these schemes are launched for the welfare of the people.