Is there a Key to unlock Poverty from our nation?
The former president of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, has rightly said “Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provide knowledge and knowledge makes you great”.
The former president of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, has rightly said "Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provide knowledge and knowledge makes you great".
Every one of us dream to be successful and achieve the best, In order to become great we have to face many ups and down in life. The point here is how far have we achieved our goals, or rather how far have we worked to achieve our goals.
We belong to a country comprising of billions of people. Mind you, it’s not just the population but actually, billions of minds, Imagine how best we can be with such rich availability of mind, only thing that is needed is they should be natured in right direction.
Before I emphasis on my topic, I would like to ask everyone out there, do each and every individual of our country share equal rights and opportunities? As far as I know the answer is a big NO, had the answer been a yes then we can certainly say there would be no poverty at all. Nobody would have been poor and none would have been subjected to any human rights violation.
Poverty!! It is definitely a major illness of our society. For which an immediate solution at the grass root level should be found out. Let’s ask ourselves is there a key available to this lock? A through introspection is definitely required.
Poverty in today’s world is considered as a crime. If one has born in a poor family, then it is his/her mistake and he/she must have done grave sins to be born poor. They will have to face this harassment throughout his/her life. This is what we the so called learned people make them realize throughout their life.
The poor is considered to be exploited. He/ she becomes the slaves of the rich and the rich becomes rich and poor remains poor. This vicious cycle is required to be broke free. The key is to be found at the earliest.
For an example, A poor vegetable vendor is always asked to reduce the prices of his vegetables, we always bargain with him for just few rupees, without considering much about his difficulty with which he had procured the same to make it available. On the contrary to our bargaining skills, a dress in a supermall, with a fixed price tag over it is never bargained, why is it so? What joy did we get in winning from that poor vegetable vendor and knowing fooling our self or rather letting us cheated by the supermall vendor with expensive price tags, why did we let this happen? Why this disparity in our attitude?
Where there is poverty there is always chances of lack of education, which in turn leads to indiscipline, illness, people becomes ignorant and then they are forced to get into the world of crime. It is none other than us, who directly or indirectly become a part of this process by depriving these poor people their basic right of the beautiful opportunities of education and employment.
Now the question arise what is the government doing for their betterment? No doubt the government has always trying to make policies to uplift the downtrodden people for a better life such as,
- Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana (JGSY).
- National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS).
- National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS).
- National Maternity Benefit Scheme.
- Annapurna. Etc to name a few.
And many more, but are these policies enough? Then why is poverty still existing. It is not only the duty of the authorities concerned but we need to collectively take active part in making life more valuable, accessible and happening to each and every person whom we can help out. We all needs to be responsible for this movement.
What difference can we make as an individual?
- To start with we can encourage people in and around us as to have basic education, which can at least make them informed citizen.
- We can make them aware of the government schemes available and applicable to them.
- We can coordinate with local authorities in implementing welfare schemes for the poor and needy people.
- By not encouraging child labour. Etc.
Let’s introspect of how we all can be helpful to make life beautiful for everyone around us.
Last but not the least a lovable heart and powerful mind can do wonders and if these things are seriously considered then nothing can stop our nation from becoming a successful and vibrant Nation.
Jai Bharat Mata.