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Article  Dr. Abdul Kalaam 
(PRESIDENT OF
INDIA)

 

 

Every man dies,  but not every man really Lives!

 

          

Recently when sania mirza got padma sri  no  one in media got her interview but when she was incontroversary because of her dress code everyone showed her and took her interview about the issue. Hence mentally stressed that child, who is a rising star for Indian tennis.
               

This is only my opinion, after reading your Abdul Kalam article. The President of India DR. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam's
Speech in
Hyderabad.

Why is the media here so negative?
Why are we in
India so embarrassed to recognize our
own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why? We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan, he has transferred the tribal
village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.
I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.
In
India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime. Why are we so NEGATIVE? Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T. Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.

Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we 
not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in
Hyderabad giving this  lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India.
For her, you and I will have to build this developed 
India. You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation. Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.
Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read;  otherwise, choice is yours.
YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the
garbage.
YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are
a joke,
The airline is the worst in the world, mails never
 reach their destination. 
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs
and is the absolute pits.

YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?
Take a person on his way to
Singapore. Give him a
 name - YOURS. Give him a 
face - YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you
 are at your International
 best. In
Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts 
on the roads or eat in
 the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground 
links as they are. You
 pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard
Road (equivalent of Mahim
Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU 
come back to the
 parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have 
over stayed in a
 restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your
 status identity... In
 
Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU 
wouldn't dare to eat in
public during Ramadan, in
Dubai. YOU would not dare 
to go out without your
 head covered in Jeddah. YOU would not dare to buy an
 employee of the
telephone exchange in
London at 10 pounds ( Rs.650) a
month to, 'see to it
 that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone 
else.' YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in
Washington and then tell the traffic cop,
'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?).
 I am so and so's son.
 Take your two bucks and get lost.' YOU wouldn't
 chuck an empty coconut
 shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the
 beaches in
Australia and New Zealand.
 Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of
Tokyo? Why
 don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in
 
Boston??? We are still
 talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you
 be the same here in
India?

Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal
 commissioner of
Bombay, Mr.Tinaikar, had a point to make. 'Rich people's dogs are walked on the streets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place,' he said.' And then the same people turn around to criticize  and blame the  authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect the
 officers to do? Go down with a broom every time  their dog feels the pressure in his bowels?
 In
America every dog owner has to clean up after his

pet has done the job. Same in
Japan. Will the Indian citizen do that here?' He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility.
 We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the
 government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper 
use of bathrooms.

We want Indian Airlines and Air
India to provide the
 best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity.
This applies even to the staff who is known not to
 pass on the service to the public. When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud  drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at  home. Our excuse? 'It's the
 whole system which has to change, how will it matter
 if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.' So who's going to change the system?
 What does a system consist of ? Very conveniently
for us it consists of our neighbors, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it  comes to us actually
 making a positive contribution to the system we lock
 ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a
 majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country
 and run away. Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to
America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England. When England experiences unemployment, we  take the next flight out
 to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand
 to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience ismortgaged to money.

 Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience
 too.... I am echoing J.  F. Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate
to Indians.....

'ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA
 AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA
 WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY'

 Lets do what India needs from us.

 
 Thank you,

 Dr. Abdul Kalaam 
(PRESIDENT OF
INDIA)


 





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Posted: 03 April 2006 at 6:56pm | IP Logged
Thanks for the Article ,

our honurable president is an great indian and I am proud of him...

belive me being away from India.. i love my country with all its faults

ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA
 AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA
 WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY'

 Lets do what India needs from us

What a words


Edited by uknaik99 - 03 April 2006 at 6:58pm
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Wow .. ! amazing .. !! Clap Clap
So many things to ponder about .. !!
Very well said !
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