SANKALP SE SIDDHI…?

While the nation celebrated the 76th 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 celebrating the 75th Anniversary last year with great enthusiasm, with the theme “Sankalp se Siddhi- the attainment through resolve” this year that enthusiasm seemed to be missing both at the national as well as state level for the reasons best known to those in governance. Last year a mega campaign ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ was launched thereby pledging to build new India by 2022 calling everyone to pledge together towards Clean India, Poverty-free India, Corruption-free India, Terrorism-free India, Communalism-free India, Casteism-free India. While the government at centre has already launched multiple initiatives in this regard, it is also necessary that the state governments also respond to such initiatives with equal enthusiasm and vigour so that the target of creating a ‘New India’ by 2022 can be achieved with unprecedented success. 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. 76 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. Today there is a need to conduct a serious analysis of the progress made under the ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ campaign during the past one year and initiate measures to rejuvenate this significant campaign well within the framed time limit. It needs to be ensured that every anniversary of the Quit India Movement celebrations alongwith with the pledges taken across the nation should not be allowed to remain a mere ritual but the sense of belonging for the nation should be invoked and maintained by every stakeholder by acting positively and progressively for the betterment of the nation 24X7. While the celebrations witness seminars, talks by eminent educationists, tours to the memorials of freedom fighters and martyrs, it is hoped that the people especially the youth 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!