"Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, committed citizens can change a nation; indeed,
it's the only thing that ever has."
-Dr. Margaret Mead
glimpse of some of our news:
Two witnesses interrogated for Satyendra's murder die of poisoning.
Sarita and Mahesh killed.
Doctors trade in kidneys
PMs nephew pushed out of train for stopping eve-teasers.
Sixteen years after the Deorala case, all accused discharged
for lack of evidence.
Judge issues warrants for arrest of the President and Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court for a bribe of Rs.40000/-.
now want to say "ENOUGH". We will not tolerate dishonesty
and corruption anymore. Our own complicity and apathy create conditions
for a corrupt and unethical society. Civil society will castigate
the corrupt and dishonest acts, instead of being meek bystanders.
Jayate has been inspired by the martyrdom of Satyendra Dubey.
He is not the first Indian to have become a martyr for the cause
of honesty. However it has triggered a great revulsion towards
dishonesty and corruption in society. Like Mangal Pandey, maybe
Satyendra will catalyse a people's movement of epic proportions.
have become a society, which rewards the dishonest and penalizes
the honest. All sections of elite appear to feel they are trapped
in a 'System' and a society from which there is no deliverance.
Most of them accept and adopt dishonesty in a wide variety of
situations. There appears to be a feeling of "learned helplessness"
in most of us. The elite complain about the prevalent dishonesty
and corruption. However, most of them have improved their own
living conditions very well inspite of this;- or benefiting from
is a plea for a more honest India. We can become a better country
only when we as individuals decide to be more honest. Corruption
is a disease, which is corroding our National moral ethic because
of our dishonesty. We can change this. The people of India resolve
that Satya is our Dharma. We will apply the test of legality to
discriminate between right and wrong. Even if we disagree with
a law, we will work towards changing it, but will not accept thwarting
it. This change, this catharsis, can happen if leaders in all
areas -- religion, business, bureaucrats, academics, and political
take an active part in this process. If some of our leaders do
not change, We The People will;
and they will follow. Let us all make a concerted effort in 2004
for an honest India.
is a Common Man's effort to exercise the power of "ONE".
You can join today,- NOW. Take this booklet and draw inspiration
from atleast something written in it.
it and give it to friends. If you make 10 copies by Xerox, it
will not cost more than 100 rupees. Send at least some copies
to cities other than your own. Translate it and distribute it.
If you like, use only a part of this booklet and add your own
articles, but do keep this going. We can start an avalanche.
The answer lies in the famous words of Alexander Solzhenitsyn:
is infinitely difficult to begin when mere words must move a block
of inert matter. But there is no other way if none of the material
strength is on your side. And a shout in the mountains has been
known to start an avalanche...
shailesh Gandhi February
Bharat Mahaan Nahi Hai,
Per Yeh Dosh Mera Hai.