Yes, most everyone I know are cynics – they did not want to join in the chain and neither did they support the bill! According to them – 1 person not joining in is not going to make a difference! As for me – I believe in ‘Little Drops of Water makes a mighty ocean” – When we crib about nothing being done, sitting inside AC offices and cribbing about the amount of money we had to pay for a passport renewal – why cant we oppose it? Isnt that what all this expressing solidarity all about? when we dont want to even stand in the sun(Its a cloudy day today,by the way) for 1/2 hr how can we expect any changes to happen?
See how Lokpal Bill can curb the politicians, Circulate it to create awareness:
Please go through the details carefully & try to be part of this mission against corruption. Things to know about Anna Hazare and Lok pal Bill:
1. Who is Anna Hazare?
An ex-army man(Unmarried). Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War.
2. What’s so special about him?
He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra
3. This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills. In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.
4. This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.
5. He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.
6. How that can be possible?
He is advocating for a Bill, The Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), bureaucrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.
7. It’s an entirely new thing right..?
In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit their theft(corruption).
8. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time? The first thing he is asking for is: the govt should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed. Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the LOK PAL BILL. 50% government participation and 50% public participation. Bcoz u can’t trust the govt entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.
9. What will happen when this bill is passed?
A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Pass this on n show ur support..
A couple of hankys
My homeo medicine for cold/throat ache
My eye drops for dry eyes
Chutku’s nasal drops
Chutku’s sippy cup for water.
Some small toy for him to play in the bus – cars, finger puppets
Bindi packet,Comb, Clips and rubber bands
Sometimes Kajal pencil and lipstick – or compact incase I need to go anywhere after office.
My Driver’s License (Dreams of driving some day)
House keys – These came into picture only now after we shifted home and I now realise what a big responsibility it is!
Umbrella – These days, travelling by bus with Chutku.
Occassionally a milk bottle if he hasn’t eaten anything in the evening.
Oh! Chutku’s nail cutter – yes I cut his nails in the car in the mornings when I can keep him well distracted…
So, instead of sleeping in on saturday – hubby left for work at 7am while I got ready to take the little fellow to the zoo.I got picked up at 10.30 and we reached there by 11.30am. Looked like the parents were more excited than the few kids who could actually walk and talk and identify the animals. By the time we took the tickets and went in it was almost 12.15 and time for kids to have their lunch and then ours, session that lasted until 1.45. Thankfully the weather was good with no sun and cool breeze, so off we went to see the animals.
The little fellow, I realised, is one scaredy cat! There was just 1 sad Zebra in a huge enclosure that came close to be fed – and though I was carrying Chutku he jumped and screamed and asked me to move back!
And then we saw the elephant – he hurriedly got into my arms,refused to get down and he didn’t want me to go any closer either. He kept watching the trunks of the 2 elephants and every time it touched someone else also – he kept flinching! 😀 It was quite amusing to see his reactions.
We then came to the birds and since he keeps finding for ‘Pacchi’ everyday in the sky I thought he would like it. He kept watching all the birds with wide eyes and open mouth and kept pointing them to me – it gave me so much pleasure!
By the time we started from there at 3, he was so exhausted that he slept in the hands of Ramandeep – the daycare owner in the front seat until we reached her home where we stopped for a quick coffee/tea break.
By the time I got down at my stop it was ready to pour again and I ran most of the way carrying him, home.
Once at home, I sat down with him and watched the rain pour in peace. In all it was a day well spent though I know that he wouldn’t remember any of it. Unfortunately I didn’t carry the camera – I knew I wouldn’t be able to click any pics carrying him and his bag…So let me wait until I get some from the others before I post them here 🙂
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