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तुम निर्बाध हो, प्रवाह हो

Posted by Rewa Smriti on July 18, 2017

I am posting one of the most beautiful poem I’ve ever read. This is written by one of my very good friend, a navodayan Anurag Ranjan. He is one of my favorite poet of this era. I enjoy reading his each and every poem. His Poetrylike music, draws a picture of things or emotions to which we can relate and we can feel that again through poetry.

दिल और दिमाग के पेच में उलझी हुई
नहीं नहीं ये तो तुम हो ही नहीं सकती
तुम निर्बाध हो, प्रवाह हो
और उससे भी बड़ी बात
कि तुम मेरी लेखनी की
पहली नायिका हो
सच में!
मैं आज भी वहीं हूं
और वहीं रहना भी चाहता हूं
जहां तुम में मेरी मां दिखी थी
वह लगाव आज भी जस का तस है
सभी रिश्ते-नातों के बीच
मैं जानता हूं सबकुछ,
शायद तुम को तुमसे ज्यादा
तुम छुपा भी नहीं सकती मुझसे
लेकिन
तुम तो आदर्श हो, प्रेरणा हो
सोच हो, साधना हो
और इसी कसौटी पर ही
नायिका सूत्रधार बनी रहेगी
मेरी हर रचना में
अपनी लेखनी से
तुम्हें अमर करने की चाह
बस यूं ही
जो शाब्दीक भी नहीं, भाषीक भी नहीं!
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यायावर

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Circumstances!… A very touching poem written by Suhani!!!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on July 30, 2014

This below poem is sent by Vishwas bhaiya. A very touching poem written by Suhani, who is a school going girl and a lovely daughter of Vishwas Saxena bhaiya. Please go through the emotions projected and exempt her from grammar—reading this I have some questions for existing education system . A consideration is needed. Anyway read the tender emotions of a fairy and feel her agony!

 

Circumstances

Every good thing comes to an end!
That is true when my grandmother become sick
And to cure her there was no trick.

Some say organ failure,
Some say paralysis
But we don’t know what the exact crisis

When we were fighting tooth and nail
They told me you school fees was going in vain

When I took leave to curb her loneliness
They said me your attendance was less
Yet they gave me speech topic “old age or
Loneliness who was responsible”
I think its school!!!!!!

When my brother was sacrificing his boards,
My mother ignoring her lectures which she never did
And my father who thrashed the government rules
Came from country far off
Just see her well of
That time their attitude showed off.

When I get myself medicine trained
They told you can be detained!

When I was stealing time to sleep
They told wake up this is not time to creep.

But in the mean time she was sinking and
Your homework is not complete they were shrieking.

When told the reason they said this
Excuse for this season.

She is their but quiet what
To do I cried
I took her my priority
Goons of school shed their superiority.

Than come my final exams
Sitting in intensive care unit
I am finishing mu maths unit
Eight days passed their
She came home as she is here

I passed my exams with self satisfactory Marks
And on myself they leave no scars

Now they threat me this is boards
When we are fighting with black society crowds.
Who can consider daughter but not daughter in law
And for this there is no law.

Than they ordered to take a game
And at home we are playing game of blame

She had big! Big! bed sours
On which everyday compounders knife and sizzer throws
And she and we use to roar.

In this calamity of
Howling of society…………..
Trespassed rules……………..
And chasing a college………
We don’t have time to curb our fatigued
They told these chapters you have to read.

Now came a deadly day
When her hemoglobin come to
Three
And doctor advised for blood transplant
My mother did it for her.

Pure blood matched legendary blood!
But alas! The organ fails
And from the world she sails
She departed and we parted!!

Now I say that in student’s life
There are some circumstances
Which led to odd instances

So kindly be kind to them
Otherwise you can face the same.


Written by Srijna Saxena (Suhani)

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Congratulations to our young Navodayans for cracking UPSC-13!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on June 14, 2014

प्रिय मित्रों,

कल ही घोषित हुए संघ लोक सेवा आयोग की सिविल सेवा परीक्षा 2013 परिणाम में सफलता प्राप्त करने वाले नवोदयन को हम सभी नवोदय परिवार की ओर से हार्दिक बधाई। आपकी सफलता पर समस्त नवोदय परिवार को गर्व है।

UPSC 2013

We, all Navodayans heartily congratulate you. We are proud of you on your great achievement. Wish you all the best in whatever goals you seek.

Navodaya is creating great leaders for tomorrow. We are grateful to all the Novadaya Teachers whose support is there 24X7, which never happens in any other school or Gurukuls.

Looking at the state of society today, we have great expectations from you. May you work towards establishing ethical and moral standards among the youth and leaders of today for a better tomorrow!

Friends, please keep adding the names as well if you get to know anyone who cracked UPSC this year from our JNV Family!

Dear All,

Please register on http://www.jnvalumni.com/ to connect to JNV alumni network all over India. This will not only give you a chance to serve the society but also an assurance that you will never be alone. Connecting to probably the biggest alumni network in India has its benefits, and with all that Navodaya has given us, this is the least we can do. So Come on, join hands…!!!

यहाँ एक बात बताना चाहूँगा, आज नवोदयन हर फील्ड में अपना नाम अंकित कर चुके हैं. चाहे वह खेल का मैदान हो या फिर बॉर्डर पर हो रहे देश के लिए मर – मिटने का जंग. एक शिक्षक के रूप में हो या फिर देश में अन्न पैदा करने वाले किसान! राजनीति से जुड़ें हों या फिर सुर संगम!  और फिर पत्रकारिता हो या लेखनी !! आज जिस किसी भी फील्ड में नवोदयन काम कर रहे हैं, वहाँ वो बहुत अच्छा कर रहे हैं और हम समस्त नवोदय परिवार को इस सफलता पर गर्व है!!!

मित्रों, आप अथवा आपके किसी नवोदयन मित्र ने सफलता प्राप्त की है तो कृपया हमें अवगत कराएं ताकि सिविल सेवा परीक्षाओं की तैयारी कर रहे नवोदयन भाई, बहनो एवं मित्रों को उनके अनुभवों से कुछ सीखने को मिल सके।

Regards,
Sudhir Tevatia
JNV Sardhana, Meerut

Our young IAS friends from JNV in 2012

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कौन हूँ मैं…

Posted by Rewa Smriti on October 31, 2013

This is a guest post sent by one of my dear junior Shweta Singh. I am sorry dear for taking time to post it here.

अगर रख सको तो एक निशानी हूँ मैं,

खो दो तो सिर्फ एक कहानी हूँ मैं ,

रोक पाए न जिसको ये सारी दुनिया,

वो एक बूँद आँख का पानी हूँ मैं…..

सबको प्यार देने की आदत है हमें,

अपनी अलग पहचान बनाने की आदत है हमे,

कितना भी गहरा जख्म दे कोई,

उतना ही ज्यादा मुस्कराने की आदत है हमें…

इस अजनबी दुनिया में अकेला ख्वाब हूँ मैं,

सवालो से खफा छोटा सा जवाब हूँ मैं,

जो समझ न सके मुझे, उनके लिए “कौन?”

जो समझ गए, उनके लिए खुली किताब हूँ मैं,

आँख से देखोगे तो खुश पाओगे,

दिल से पूछोगे तो दर्द का सैलाब हूँ मैं…

अगर रख सको तो निशानी,

खो दो तो सिर्फ एक कहानी हूँ!!!

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Three cheers for Arunima ‘Everest’ Sinha!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on May 30, 2013

This article has been sent by Major Surendra Poonia bhaiya, who is an alumnus of JNV and AFMC Pune. Moreover, he is an Indian sportsman, decorated Indian Army officer, motivational speaker, and a doctor. I would like to put his article right here.

Destiny is not always the deciding factor in determining success. It also takes courage, strong sense of self belief and a never give up attitude.

Powered by sheer grit and determination, 25-year-old Arunima Sinha created history at 10.55 am on May 21, 2013, by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest – the world’s tallest peak – as part of the Eco Everest Expedition from the Tata Group. She took 52 days to reach the summit.

But this achievement takes on a different meaning when one considers the events that transpired two years ago; events that mirror the state of our society where law and order have different meaning depending on one’s class and gender.

On April 12, 2011, Arunima Sinha – a former national volleyball player who lives in Ambedakar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh – was travelling from her town to New Delhi in the general compartment of the Padmavati Express. Her aim was to join the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). She was planning to go to the Noida office of CISF to get details about the centre for the physical examination scheduled for May 7 and to ensure a correction in her date of birth in the call letter received by her.

Arunima Sinha (AP Photo)

Arunima Sinha (AP Photo)

It was then that her life took an unfortunate turn. Miscreants on the train tried to snatch her chain. When she resisted they threw her out of the train onto the path of an incoming train. Arunima was hit by the passing train and sustained critically injuries. She was hospitalized but on April 18, 2011, she was brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, with serious leg and pelvic injuries. In a bid to save her life, doctors had to amputate her left leg below the knee. She spent four months at AIIMS, where she was provided a prosthetic leg free of cost by a private Delhi-based Indian company.

Her painful story did not end with the amputation of her leg. Her trauma continued in the insensitive manner with which the police investigated the incident. Additional Director General of Government Railway Police (GRP) A.K. Jain had pointed out “holes” in Arunima’s version of the events that led to her amputation. At the time he said: “Investigations have revealed that Arunima’s story had many holes. We have reason to suspect that she suffered the injuries either in an attempt to commit suicide or she met with an accident, but chose to blame it on crime in the railways.”

One can only imagine what might have gone through the mind of a girl who was the victim of a serious crime while also grappling with the agonizing trauma of having a limb amputed. But this is where Arunima showed her indomitable spirit. Refusing to let these horrific events break her, she decided to do something which would be a mighty challenge for even a physically abled person.

While still recovering in hospital she decided she would one day reach the summit of Mount Everest with her prosthetic leg. Overcoming the scars of the accident and defying all odds, Arunima started training at the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) camp in Uttarkashi last year under the guidance of Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to conquer Everest. She excelled in the basic mountaineering course from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi. In the run-up to the Everest ascent Arunima successfully scaled the 6,622-meter-high Mount Chhamser Kangri of Ladakh last year, but her ultimate goal was to climb Mount Everest; a goal that evades many mountaineers either due to their own physical limitations or their mental belief in their own capabilities.

Climbing Mount Everest is a not a joke; it is considered a stupendous feat for any individual who even attempts to do so. And doing the same with a prosthetic limb, therefore, makes it a one of a kind achievement.

Arunima reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 21, 2013, and became the first female amputee to do so. Her achievement shows no road is tough for a person with self-belief and determination and this applies to everyone. This teaches us a great lesson in life: one’s will power and determination can do anything. This shows human spirit cannot be subdued.

But this story throws few sad and unanswered questions to all Indians. Like, what happened to the culprits who pushed her from the train? Have they been apprehended? Have they been jailed? What happened to the DIG who passed his own judgement on the incident alleging that she was trying to commit suicide? Why is our cricket crazy nation going all over for ‘Fixed & Sold’ IPL and ignoring such heroic and unparalleled feats by other sports persons?

The entire country should salute Arunima’s achievement, courage, fighting spirit and physical robustness. She has defied all odds and this act of hers will be an inspiration for millions throughout the world. She is the epitome and symbol of raw courage, self belief, determination, optimism and an indomitable human spirit. Arunima is and will be an inspiration and a true role model to all women and younger generation not only in India but around the globe.

Long live courage, fighting spirit and self-belief of mankind. Let us celebrates her victory. Respect and three cheers to Arunima ‘Everest’ Sinha.

हौसला हो बुलंद तो तूफ़ानो में भी चिराग जलते हैं!!!

Hats off to you Lady and Salute your will power!!! You are a one of the real inspiring women on the planet. No words to describe….You have left me speechless! 😯

Thank you Surendra Poonia urf Guru bhai for sharing her story with us.

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Congratulations to our young IAS friends from JNV!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on May 3, 2013

Heartiest congratulations to all the fellow JNVAlumni for Cracking the UPSC-2012. Undoubtedly, you achieved the milestone by securing good rank in UPSC!

UPSC 2012 from jnv

Wish you all the best in whatever goals you seek.

Navodaya is creating great leaders for tomorrow. We are grateful to all the Novadaya teachers whose support is there 24X7, which never happens in any other school or Gurukuls.

Looking at the state of society today, we have great expectations from you. May you work towards establishing ethical and moral standards among the youth and leaders of today for a better tomorrow!

Friends, please keep adding the names as well if you get to know anyone who cracked UPSC this year from our JNV family!

Dear All,

Please register on http://www.jnvalumni.com/ to connect to JNV alumni network all over India. This will not only give you a chance to serve the society but also an assurance that you will never be alone. Connecting to probably the biggest alumni network in India has its benefits, and with all that navodaya has given us, this is the least we can do. So Come on, join hands…!!!

The list is getting enhanced day by day and I am becoming a puff ball with proud feelings 🙂

Thank you
Jyotsna(IIMA)

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Different Dimensions of Education!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on August 24, 2012

A few months ago, I received a beautiful write up from Pranay Bhaiya. He is an alumnus of JNV Katihar, has a post graduate degree from IIT Kharagpur and currently working as an Assistant Professor in Bhagalpur University. I would like to put it right here.

We discussed a great deal about Objectives, Goals, Mission and Vision for the NGO formation in the last few months with Rewa and Abhishek. I still recognize Abhishek only by his voice or mail. He was using the word “Education” frequently during telephonic talk and convincing me about “The power of Education and its dimensions”.

I ponder over the said word and am reminded of the time when I was in class 6th. Our English teacher, Shri Upadhyay Sir, once asked me on the playground at Korha (later it was shifted to Kolasi), “Pranay, can you name the arm that can be used to fight against all ill”? I was dull and poor in English. I knew nothing in English except to say that I didn’t know, and obviously that was my answer. Sir answered, “Education. Education is the powerful tool that can be used to wrestle against all ill… even for… social injustice….Education can be continued in the society through organizations… People come and go but organization survives…. Organization forms from thoughts… You can kill a man but not his thoughts. Thought originates from intellect, and survives through Education…” This all bounced over me and it was just bak-bak at that time.

Today when I am re-calling that event, I can’t help writing about one of my batch mates, Mukun Deo Mandal, a cool, calm, gentle-looking, clean-hearted boy. He belonged to the rural background. His father was an illiterate farmer. Our 7thclass exam had got over. School got closed for two months (the summer vacation) and for those two months, we had to perform some noble jobs as a part of our project. I collected some photos of freedom fighters erratically. Most of other students collected different types of Plants, Insects, Butterflies and made herbarium/catalog (beautiful insects were killed and pinned). Deepanawita Sinha taught Oriya to her maid servant. I think it was all nonsense and rubbish actually. Two months later Mukun Deo Mandal came empty hands. He had nothing to show for his project work.

On the last Sunday of every month, we had parents-day. As usual, parents were coming to meet their children. We were given duties as student-volunteers. We were on the announcement table. Mukun Deo Mandal was called and told that his father had come and was waiting for him. He was requested to come to the multipurpose hall and see his father. He went to the hall to attend to his father. As usual, Shri Y K Sinha Sir, the art teacher, opened the ink pad for taking the thumb impression of his father. Surprisingly, his father took pen and duly signed against the column for guardians. Shri Y K Sinha Sir saw the broken letters in the signature and mumbled “Eureka”. His father told that Mukun had taught him the alphabets and digits during the summer vacation, and that now he was able to understand Hindi, and was no more illiterate.

I have been informed by a batch mate that Mukun has become a Govt. school teacher now. I don’t have any contact with Mukun Deo Mandal for the last 12 years, but the gentle and innocent face always swims in my mind and inspires me.

I keep thinking of the different dimensions of the word uttered by Abhishek and try to correlate them with this real-life story.

Thanks & Regards,

Pranaypunj Pankaj
JNV kolasi, katihar
Assistant Professor
Bhagalpur University,Bihar

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What does real beauty mean to you?

Posted by Rewa Smriti on December 31, 2011

This is a guest post sent by one of my friend Rewa Kheta from Nagpur. I am sorry dear for taking time to put it here as you know the reason behind it. However, this is also a last post of the year on this blog. So let me end up saying, Sayonara 2011! 🙂

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Beauty is truth’s smile
when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
Beauty is in the ideal of perfect harmony
which is in the universal being;
truth the perfect comprehension of the universal mind.

                                     ——- Rabindranath Tagore

The entire concept of real beauty can be hard to define, despite being a well-known term. Everyone has their own opinions about what constitutes real beauty. One way to think about it is to consider what makes you smile in such a radiant way that it attracts people to want to be in your presence. Ideal beauty is that which is admired or possesses features widely attributed to beauty in a particular culture for perfection.

Just like Audrey Hepburn’s iconic quote:

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

There would be hardly any person who would not like to look beautiful. Over a period of time beauty slowly fades away owing to age and what’s left are signs of aging. To combat these signs, people use numerous methods like anti-aging creams, Botox, among others. They seek to keep their beauty (which they believe is physical) intact for as long as possible. This is how they fool themselves into believing that they are a thing of beauty. They earn to be dazzling and remain the centre of attraction.

Fair complexion, sharp features are not the only criteria for being beauteous. These are external factors. External beauty is like water bubble, exists only for some time. Apart from the face hidden behind those layers of makeup, there is a heart; sublime, full of love and connected to your mind.That is real contentment. You need to make yourself comely to experience the real beauty.

Helen Keller said, “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.”  Every single character existing on the earth is born beautiful. Moral qualities, ethical standards, principles are added advantage to real beauty. Intellect and intelligence with beauty is a rare quality. And when someone has internal and external beauty it is ‘icing on the cake’. Beauty and youth are often regarded as synonymous to each other. Balance of body and soul is much important than using a wrinkle removing cream.

Let me run ideas through my mind and see where it takes me. Let’s consider good-looking people, places, objects, amazing scenario’s at a gallery, perceptional different angled photograph or let’s drill down to a more materialistic living like the breathtaking architecture of my bungalow,  with a balcony over-looking a serene swimming  pool. I have mouth-watering food sitting on a table beside me, sending out the most heavenly aroma that is tantalizing to the mind, and tickling my taste buds.

I could go on with more description but it would be painfully mundane to read, which is why I’ll leave it as “blah blah blah.”

Having seen life under best circumstances with best resources (mom//dad/bro/friends/teacher/ money ………….. & what not) with best living conditions & then having fallen away & apart with these things temporarily, to get it back in a new format & living terms, I realize that Beauty is a very relative terminology, quite misunderstood & I dare say, quite misapplied too.

So then what’s real beauty for me?

I think & believe that the real beauty is to realize that I am able to realize, think, analyze, decimate, disintegrate, learn – unlearn, believe & still redefine my belief system or call it fine tune.

The real beauty therefore is that “I am a human”, which is the gift of nature, and I am able to realize that there is GOD in many forms & functions, many of his manifestation are even called bad & I am mutely looking at it to understand what nature is telling me.

And the real beauty based on the above idea for me is knowledge; the assimilation of different pieces of information, when put in a logical manner is invaluable knowledge.

Knowledge alone is real beauty.

Having said this, I want to say that if I place a book of esoteric knowledge of yore & some fine prints of wisdom on a donkey’s head he does not become knowledgeable. What will make him knowledgeable is the right application of that knowledge in the right place, in the right measure, at the right time, and how does one get it apart nature’s Grace? One gets it through the guru – the proverbial teacher.

Hence the Guru or the teacher is the real beauty.

The teacher, who gave me understanding and perception, of what is what & how to see it. If not for the right teacher, I could still think that 2 + 2 = 5 and still live like a donkey without realizing the 2 = 2 of life.

And who gave me the teacher? That’s a blind answer – my DAD. He put me through education both formal & informal & while giving me this he gave me as a bonus a bunch of friends from school to college, which I would filter over a period of time through experience & maturity.

Hence father is the real beauty.

And who gave me my father? My mom pointed him out, because she is the only human who actually knows the truth of whose seed made me. We all know the mom’s journey of parenting. Let me not make it emotionally touchy & elaborate on it, we all know what our mom’s are. Period.

Hence my mother is real beauty.

Now tell me how do I get a good mom, I can’t make a choice, actually no one took my permission to give me this birth – absolutely choiceless.

So the real beauty is the fact that I realize that there is someone up there taking care of my soul. Mata, pita, guru, good mitra (Friend) & god are the real beauty – put them all & mix it – it’s god’s grace.

I realize that I am a unique creation of this nature, none like me & second to none, no one has ever been created like me in eons that have passed by in this universe & there never will be one like me in the future of this universe. I am me, I am a blessing of my parents, I am the good wishes of my well wisher’s, I am the hope of all those new tomorrow’s that will unfold through me, I am the child of gratitude, the mother of all virtue’s – I am Rewa and the real beauty is I can realize it.

For me Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, Miss World Aishwarya Bachchan are equally beautiful to Maharani Gayatri Devi, Mother Teresa, Medha Patkar, Kiran Bedi, Lata Mangeshkar or a rural women working in the field all day yet efficiently takes care of her small world. Beauty is so divine that it inspired Kalidas to write Meghdoot and Tulsidas to create Ramayan.

Summary is God’s ever beautiful creation is WOMAN who nurtures and creates a new life.

Satyam Shivam Sundaram – Truth is God and God is beautiful 🙂

Regards,
Rewa Kheta
Liaison Officer @ BISWA

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The woman…!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on November 20, 2011

This is a guest post sent by Satish, who also belongs to navodaya family. It’s always nice to read a post on women by sensible men!

“God must have made men before women, Its always a drought piece made before the master piece”

Few days ago we celebrated “international women’s week” and finally a 33% reservation is given to women, I am writing this blog neither for my concern with international women’s day nor for reservation success. But for the God’s wonderful creation on earth “THE Woman”.There is another name of women which we know but we still behave as if we don’t know, well I call the other name of women as Love, Sacrifice, Patience, Support, Success, Zeal, inspiration, Care, Kindness, in a word if I say its mere Perfection creature on earth. I know when I say these things my men friends and few girls will probably oppose my notion towards women, but I said these because I enjoyed all these feelings as and when I come across women in my life time till date….. So what’s the necessary to write about women now? It’s too necessary to enlighten many people about the role women plays in each ones life. I have seen a very arrogant attitude towards women from most of men whom I came across my life. Why always women looked in a lower standard than men?? Are we really educated??

A woman is a blessing to this earth. If we consider her significance into the life we would be mesmerized by the versatile characters she plays. She is a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a friend and genuinely a real motivator, an inspiration and strength. A woman is a giver. In every role she plays she is always ready to give. As a daughter she is faithful to her parents and tries to put her parent’s faith o the top of her priorities. As a wife she is just a true devotee of her husband and at every step she helps her husband, supports him and encourages him to work hard. The most beautiful shade of a woman that everybody praises is the woman as a mother. A mother is a backbone for every family and every child. I still remember how my mother supported me in all my failures. How she enjoyed in my success. How much she scarified for me.

When there were 4 sweet pieces and we were 5 my mom was the first one to tell that she don’t like sweets at all.

In every problem we all unknowingly remember our mothers. Mother is a person, who pampers, solicitude, loves, gives, corrects, motivates and helps us without any expectations. I am having very best friend who is a girl, who was behind my failures, who was real motivator, who cried during my bad days, who enjoyed my success, who showered me love and affection, who cared me when I was not feeling well. Women are always great!

I even still agree there is proverb called “Behind every men there is a woman”.

Well, this sentence is more than enough to flatten a woman, well they never tried to go beyond the actual meaning of that sentence, I am sure this sentence might have probably done by a man, there is nothing much to be happy when you hear this sentence;

It says you always be behind a man, never try to go before him, you just support him, make him comfort, help him in his success but you be always behind him!!!!!!!!

India is a society where the male is greatly revered. Therefore women, especially the young girls, get very little respect and standing in this country. Starting from birth, girls do not receive as much care and commitment from their parents and society as a boy would. Only about 39 percent of all women in India actually attend primary schools. There are several reasons why families choose not to educate their daughters. One reason is that parents get nothing in return for educating their daughters. Another reason is that all the females in a household have the responsibility of the housework. So even though education does not financially burden the family, it costs them the time she spends at school when she could be doing chores.

India is a male-dominated country and here women have always been a part of harassment and domination. But still after all the hurdles in their way they have come up with a lighting and bright power in today’s scenario. Women are the powerful entities and they are always being a brave fighter in the battle of life. Women have proved that they are no longer at loss in any of the fields and they are versatile. They do not expect too much in return. Women want just love, respect and care and we can shower the whole life for our loved ones and for our society. It is not just we women want it this way but any human being needs love and respect. Women are indispensible for this earth and for each and every society and family. If god has sent two entities on the world (man and woman) then he must have thought about their uniqueness. No one is complete without the other. Only men alone cannot run this world they need the women at every step of life.  So still you planning for a dowry? Do you still don’t need a baby girl? do you still see women in lower standards ? Do you still dis-respect her?? think on before you comment on some girl !!

“The man who doesn’t respect a woman in his life will never love/respect his mother and his wife”

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जिम्मेदारी लेना सीखो अन्ना !

Posted by Rewa Smriti on October 19, 2011

This is a guest post from my friend Roushan!

अन्ना हजारे और उनके साथियों की कांग्रेस को हराने की अपील को लेकर कांग्रेस में काफी कुछ कहा जा रहा है . मजेदार बात यह है कि अन्य राजनैतिक दल इस बात पर खामोश हैं. शायद उनकी खामोशी इस बात को लेकर है कि कल को अगर इसी तरह की अपील उनके खिलाफ आ जाती है तो वो क्या करेंगे.?

ख़ैर जैसा कि अन्ना हजारे के एक साथी ने कहा कि सत्ताधारी दल होने के चलते लोकपाल बिल पास करवाने की जिम्मेदारी कांग्रेस की बनती है , अभी तूफ़ान का सामना कांग्रेस को करना लाजिमी है. कांग्रेस के लिए यह बड़ी ही अप्रिय स्थिति बन आई है और वह निश्चित ही इसे लेकर परेशानी में है.

हमारा मानना है कि जनतांत्रिक देश के जिम्मेदार नागरिक होने के चलते अन्ना और उनके साथियों को चुनावों के लिए मुद्दे तय करने और जन साधारण से उन मुद्दों पर किसी को वोट देने या न देने की अपील करने का पूरा हक़ है और इसमें कुछ भी गलत नहीं है चाहे यह किसी एक राजनैतिक दल या पूरी की पूरी राजनैतिक व्यवस्था को कितना भी नागवार क्यों न गुजरे. इससे पहले भी सिर्फ एक मुद्दे को लेकर चुनाव हुए हैं अगर किसी को यह महसूस होता है कि चुनाव में मत देने के लिए कई मुद्दों को एक साथ देखा जाना जरूरी है उसे शायद “वो मेरी ही माँ नहीं पूरे देश की माँ थीं ” या “राम लला हम आयेंगे मंदिर वही बनायेंगे ” नारों या ऐसे ही तमाम नारों के साथ लडे चुनाव नहीं याद हैं . जब ऐसे मुद्दों पर चुनाव लडे जा सकते हैं तो लोकपाल मुद्दे पर क्यों नहीं. यह तमाम बाते अन्ना  और उनके साथियों की सही हैं और हमेशा सही रहेंगी बस हमारा प्रश्न है कि क्या अन्ना जिम्मेदार नागरिक नहीं हो सकते थे?

हमारा स्पष्ट मत है कि सही मांग और सही बात के बावजूद अन्ना और उनके साथी शुरू से गैर जिम्मेदार हैं.
१ . जब लोकपाल बिल के लिए संयुक्त कमेटी बनायी गयी थी और उसमे सरकार से इतर कुछ लोग और शामिल किये गए थे जिन्हें अन्ना हजारे ने चुना था तो क्या अन्ना हजारे उस कमेटी में अन्य दलों के सदस्यों की सदस्यता की मांग नहीं कर सकते थे? उन्होंने ऐसा नहीं किया (उनका बाद में यह कहना कि वह चाह रहे थे पर सरकार नहीं मानी स्वीकार्य नहीं है क्योंकि उन्होंने उस समय इस मुद्दे की चर्चा तक नहीं की थी ) क्योंकि उन्हें लगता रहा है कि वह जो सोच रहें हैं वही अंतिम सत्य है बाकी पूरे देश में कोई कुछ सोच ही नहीं सकता .
२. जब ऐसी किसी संयुक्त कमेटी को हजारे और उनके साथी स्वीकार कर रहे थे तो क्या उनकी यह जिम्मेदारी नहीं बनती थी कि वह इस कमेटी को एक सही अंजाम तक पहुंचाने का प्रयास करते. दलील फिर दी जाती है कि सरकार नहीं तैयार थी. लेकिन आये दिन अखबारों और इलेक्ट्रोनिक मीडिया में वह और उनके साथी सिर्फ और सिर्फ धमकाने की मुद्रा में ही नजर आते रहे. एक भी बयान किसी ने ऐसा दिया था कि हम प्रयास कर रहे हैं या और कुछ ऐसा जो जिम्मेदारी का बोध कराता हो? कड़ा लगेगा पर तथाकथित टीम अन्ना के लोगों (अन्ना हजारे समेत ) के आचरण और भाषा हमेशा उन राजनेताओं से भी गयी गुजरी रही जिनकी वह आलोचना करते हैं.

ख़ैर बीच में रामलीला मैदान हुआ . उसमे क्या रहा कैसा रहा यह सभी ने देखा. अब सीधे आते हैं चुनाव के मुद्दे पर
अन्ना के एक साथी ने यह पूछने पर कि सपा और बसपा तो खुले रूप में जन लोकपाल की विरोधी है तो आप उनके खिलाफ प्रचार करने कि बात क्यों नहीं करते, उन्होंने बताया कि इन दलों का लोकपाल बिल पास करवाने में कोई योगदान नहीं होगा इसलिए वह सिर्फ कांग्रेस को हराने की बात कर रहे हैं. अब क्या यह लोग बताएँगे कि अगर यही बात है तो राज्यों के विधानसभा चुनावों में आप प्रचार की बात क्यों कर रहे हैं . राज्य की विधानसभा तो लोकपाल बिल पास कर नहीं सकती. अगर कांग्रेस भ्रष्ट है इसलिए आप कांग्रेस के खिलाफ हैं तो बाकी भ्रष्टों पर इनायत क्यों कर रहे हैं और अगर सिर्फ लोकपाल ही मुद्दा है भ्रष्टाचार नहीं तो राज्यों की विधान सभाओं से तो कोई लेना देना ही नहीं है

आते हैं हिसार की बात पर ! वहाँ कांग्रेस पहले ही कमजोर स्थिति में थी. लड़ाई तो ओम प्रकाश चौटाला के बेटे अजय चौटाला और भजनलाल के बेटे कुलदीप विश्नोई में थी . हजारे ने कहा था कि अगर लोकपाल बिल शीतकालीन सत्र में पास नहीं हुआ तो वह कांगेस के खिलाफ प्रचार करेंगे . मजे की बात तो यह है कि इतना बोलने के बाद याद आया कि शीत कालीन सत्र तो अभी शुरू नहीं हुआ है , हजारे और उनके साथियों ने तय कर लिया कि शीत कालीन सत्र का इन्तजार क्यों करें अभी से कांगेस के खिलाफ प्रचार शुरू कर देते हैं और पहुँच गए हिसार . प्रश्न यह उठता है कि अगर कांग्रेस भ्रष्टाचार का दूसरा नाम है इसलिए उसे हराना है तो फिर जिताना किसे है ? अगर हजारे में जिम्मेदारी का भाव होता तो वह एक प्रत्याशी खडा करते और कहते कि यह हमारा प्रत्याशी है स्वच्छ है और लोकपाल का समर्थक है . आप इसे वोट दें . उस प्रत्याशी को (केजरीवाल तो अभी सरकारी सेवा में हैं चुनाव लड़ नहीं सकते , किरण बेदी या फिर शान्ति भूषण लड़ सकते थे ) आसानी से जिताया जा सकता था और वह सांसद बन कर शीतकालीन सत्र में लोकपाल के सपने को यथार्थ में लाने के लिए खडा हो सकता था.

तो हिसार में अन्ना ने नहीं कहा कि किसे जिताना है. कुलदीप विश्नोई या अजय चौटाला ? उम्मीद है हजारे को इनका इतिहास पता होगा.
अन्ना प्रत्याशी नहीं उतार सकते वो वोटबैंक की नहीं लोगों की राजनीति करते हैं. एक सहज प्रश्न उठता है कि जब देश के सबसे बड़े विपक्षी दल भाजपा के अध्यक्ष ने पत्र अन्ना को भरोसा दिलाया है कि वह जन लोकपाल के प्रावधानों से सहमत हैं तो अन्ना भाजपा को समर्थन की अपील क्यों नहीं कर देते? कांग्रेस को हराने के लिए इससे बेहतर तरीका क्या हो सकता है . लोगों के पास एक विकल्प होगा . भाजपा को समर्थन मिल जाय तो वह सरकार बनाने की स्थिति में आ सकती है. लेकिन अन्ना के साथी वह भी नहीं कर सकते, इन सब के लिए जिम्मेदारी लेनी पड़ती. आकांक्षाओं के समुद्र में गोते लगाना पड़ता . अगर शौक दूसरों को गैर जिम्मेदार बोलना ही हो गया हो तो जिम्मेदारी क्यों रास आने लगी .

श्रीमान अन्ना हजारे दूसरों को नसीहत देना और पागलखाने जाने की सलाह देना थोड़े दिन के लिए रोक के एक बार जिम्मेदारी लेना भी सीखो . बहुतों ने भरोसा किया है तुम पर!

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