It happened on a train journey in South Africa
when a young law graduate was thrown out of the compartments of a train - his
fault was that he belonged to a country where the dark-skinned were not looked
down upon and he had ventured into a compartment reserved for the fair-skinned.
He belonged to a country of slaves which were ruled by the fair-skinned.
This discrimination was the action which set the mind of that law graduate on
fire. He came back to India,
focussed with a vision towards independence from
slavery and discrimination. This was the action which created a Gandhi.
We, in our daily lives, encounter numerous discriminations - after all there
are so many factors which our country has given us to discriminate. Caste, creed, religion, social customs and traditions, monetary
worth and so on. Are these not good enough factors for any of us to
create another Gandhi? Don't we, in our daily lives, face such injustice which
makes our stomach turn and our minds set on fire?
After the independence which was achieved on 15th August 1947, did the
so-called politicians, who ruled India, create an atmosphere
conducive for social amalgamation and economic prosperity?
After all this, if we are still waiting for an action to change the course of
our lives in this country, we are simply leaving our country in the hands of
vultures. Who are we waiting for, who shall come and redeem us of this misery?
Why are we waiting for eternity to raise our voices against any kind of
injustice or wrong done to any one of us? Why do we always look upto the west to shield us, to guide us, to protect us and
to help us in times of adversity? In short - what is the need of the hour?
The need of the hour is Action. We all, who have undergone some formal
education, understand that action has the power to bring about a change.
Action for Change is a movement initiated by Mrs. Ranjana
Kanti so that each citizen of this country wakes up
to the emergency call. This movement aims to strengthen the voice of the people
and become the backbone of support for all people of India who want to see their country
as the very best in this world. A brief set of activities which shall be
initiated by Action For Change:-
interactions in the society amongst people and discussions on different issues.
in various religious customs and traditions for bringing social
helpdesks for assisting people in dealing with local, state level and
national level government bodies.
in the field of education to masses in urban and rural centers.
problem solving teams.
Grievances Cell which shall act as the interface point between the
government bodies and the public.
and training people in use of RTI act for their benefit and for the
benefit of society.
people in usage of their voting rights.
political accountability into our system through proper legal framework.
corruption and bribery as a social evil and uprooting it.
all forms of discrimination or quota to prevent vote-bank politics.
It is the duty of each and every person, who
truly believes in the concept of India, to participate in this
movement - a movement which has the power to change the face of our society.