I am talking about initiatives like Earth Hour, Aman ki Asha etc.. I just don’t get the purpose of these initiative in India.. I noticed hordes of people following this blindly just for the sake of it.. (or some even genuinely) but I am not sure if they understand the reason behind this?
Okay, let’s get to the basics now..
Earth Hour is basically to save as much as electricity in a hour.. or in other words, it’s an initiative to save the climate change.. Okay, I agree it’s a good cause but how well can we apply this to India?
Do we have regular power and water supply at the first place? (Which I feel is necessity for the living) Don’t you think we should fight for that first? We are paying taxes to Government on time, we are paying our bills on time then why we are not getting the basic services?
In other countries like Australia, US, UK etc.. they have all these basic facilities provided by the government and they can afford to take part in these kind of initiatives.. but we certainly cannot..
Even after paying approximately Rs. 10,000 electricity bill per month, I get random power cut atleast twice in a week.. Thankfully, in our area, Load shedding has stopped since past few months.. (It used to be daily 2-4 hours), the power companies increase their rates at almost every 6 months.. The government is not aggressive in making people aware about other sources of power.. (Solar, Wind etc..) The water supply is not 24 hours, due to negligence of government authority, millions of liters of water gets wasted.. and in the end.. we face water cuts..
This was just about Mumbai, I am sure other cities and states are also facing similar issues..
So why not work towards that rather than following the crowd? We should do something about our country and then worry about others..
We have actually habit of following others blindly, another such example would be Aman ki Asha campaign.. according to me, it was one of the worst campaign I have ever came across..
At one end, militants in Pakistan making Anti India statements, the Pakistan government officials not taking action against them.. and we are working out on so called “Aman ki Aasha"?
Okay, let’s leave Pakistan aside, we won’t ever understand these political things.. Let’s talk about issues in our country first…
We see, fights on the name of language and religions going around in many states.. the government is doing almost nothing to control that.. At one end, the Congress government calls itself as secular and in the other end, they approve quotas for minority..
We don’t want to look at our own issues and we want to build bridges of peace between 2 countries..
We should actually start fixing our own system first before trying to fix something else.. Developed countries have done all that, citizens get all the basic necessities there, so they can afford this kind of initiatives.. but we certainly cannot..
We just need to wake up and smell the coffee..