Sunday, May 19, 2013

IF MY DAD WAS A POLITICIAN



In todays fast pace world, politics is a word seen with contempt. But it was not long ago that it was a profession of the pure hearted. In India we had politicians who were freedom fighters.

The degradation of politics is the worst thing that has afflicted the society. The growing criminalization of politics and nexus between politicians and bureaucrats is resulting in more downfalls and worsening of the economical, political and social scene of a country.

If my Dad was a politician, I would have supported him whole-heartedly in his good work.  He is a person who believes in simple living and high thinking. So he would have made sure that the work place is corrupt free and transparency is a rule and that ethics in governance is a virtue. Being a hard Task master he would have ensured efficient working of the bureaucrats under him. He likes files and other paraphernalia to be arranged, so the office filing system would be spick and span ensuring better service to the people. He is techsavvy so would have ensured better implementation of IT in day to day governance. He is a patient listener and a good advisor, with leadership qualities. Thus, he would have ensured grievance redressing mechanism of the people on the lines of ‘Janta Durbar’ (people’s court).

Politics in real sense gives power to the people. A good politician is a mere facilitator, while people work for their own betterment once the environment, which is conducive, is provided. Democracy is all about giving choice to people and my father as a politician would have ensured that people have various opportunities to choose from. I can say this because he has given these choices to family members.

We as a nation are made of people who are the greatest resource of the country. The politics of the day should strive for betterment of the human resource along with better infrastructure, growth and corruption free governance.

Change even if small is worth it, because individual efforts add up to great efforts. A good person and an honest work can inspire others to join politics, creating a ripple effect of positive change. My Dad would have been that inspiration!



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18 comments:

  1. wish every politician could be like this. great post!

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    1. Ya even I wish that he was a politician and people like him joined politics..

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  3. Actually we need politicians who are great leaders and can guide others, just like your dad. :)

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    1. Hmm, that would have changed the present scenario and we would be seeing the face of developed india..

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  4. Loved the way you summed up in the last para, change however small matters in the long run for that is what set the ball rolling...That's the way to go...

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    1. Oh yes that is so true, small things matter much. Be the change you want to see.. as Bapu had said.

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  5. Very nice post! You are so right! 'Politics in real sense gives power to people"

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    1. Power to people, yes you are right!
      Thanx :)

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  6. People like your Dad are needed to prevent the country from going astray... Nicely put.


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  7. our country is in need of such people to rule. nice write up.. :)

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  8. Living in the States as I do, I can honestly say I only know a handful of truly righteous politicians. Most of them go into it for power and money.

    If only the U.S. had more like your dad, we'd turn the corner and become the compassionate, caring country most residents think we already are.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Peace, Amy

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    1. I guess things are not rosy as it seems e en in the US. We all want good governance alas I think it will take many more years for power to truly sieve down to us. Politics of the day has been rotten due to greed.
      Thanx for the visit.

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