Many of you must have read and followed with great interest the avalanche of comments in response to the events in Karnataka involving Lok Paritran.
Several of you have also underlined how important it is for all of us to come together and join this fight against corruption, ineffective governance and indifferent political leadership that we currently have – both at the national as well as state level.
Fortunately a number of options exist.
For those of you who are keen to plunge into active politics straight away, I would suggest having a look at Bharat Uday Mission, Bharat Punarnirman Dal, Professionals Party of India and Loksatta as serious options.
For those of you who do not want to jump in just yet (or cannot do this at this stage), I would suggest keeping a close watch and an active interest in these developments – on this blog – as well as elsewhere on the blogosphere and traditional media.
To those of you who are keen and have decided to contest elections at some stage, I would suggest joining the Freedom Team of India
And to everyone I would say, please do not give up…one bad apple does not make an orchard worthless…We are at the cusp of greatness and good things will come out of this…we need to keep our morale high and our hopes alive..
Above all, we need to be prepared – in terms of strategy, policies and resources…so that we are ready when the time comes. This is going to be a monumental task – akin to the struggle for freedom.
We need everyone together in this effort.
Please show your support by leaving a comment and a contact email address here (which will remain private).
Please feel free to offer ideas, suggestions and next steps..
If there is enough interest, we can begin by organising “virtual” meet-ups on the net/skype followed by physical meetings in various cities..
If you wish to contact me privately, you can always do so at jai.dharma AT gmail.com
Finally, some of you may disagree with my ideas (on this blog)…All I would say is, please dont let our differences come in the way of our over-riding goal - that of building a proud nation that can occupy its rightful position in the 21st century.
I would like to end with this quote:
Since you have come into this world, leave some mark behind otherwise what is the difference between you and the trees and the stones? - Swami Vivekananda
Jai Hind, Jai Bharat.