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That’s the beauty of India?

October 14, 2008

      Look around our country, state, district, village, street everything is looking so unclean. And we will continue to say that’s the beauty of India. Ever thought of why it is like that. You will always see somebody throwing some waste on the road or streets or platform, somebody passing urine near the walls of public buildings or sometimes private properties, somebody spitting on the road or the corners of the subways or stairs. Anytime would we got the feeling that something belongs to us is being misused by ourselves? Why we are so ignorant? Why we are not able to fight against this?

       So it’s because of the fact that we are used to it from our early age. Anything that has been practiced from an early age can’t be changed right (Like cleaning the home and throwing all the wastes on streets). I always heard from the people who are returning from Singapore or America to India ‘Whoa!! What’s the hell here in India? Always dirty. I don’t even like to walk on this roads. How people are living here?’ But they and also we don’t know that we are the reason for this condition in our country.

       We will buy to eat some groundnuts while travelling in a train which the vendor will give it by wrapping up in a paper. After finishing eating we just throw it in the train itself and move on. This thing applies to lot of public places. So we people are the only one to be blamed? I think yes is not a fair answer. Because our government to playing a big part in our behavior of this. How?

         If we say to a person who was throwing the paper in train to do not throw then what will he say? ‘There is no dust bin then where I can throw it? Into your pocket.’ So there comes the role of government for setting up some dust bins where the people can throw the waste and appointing some workers to clean it regularly. And also it’s the same case with passing urine. We are not able to find a well maintained toilet even in cities. I didn’t find anyone in Chennai (One of the major cities in India including railway stations where traffic of people is more). Though they are pay & use toilets they are not caring about maintaining it well. If we get into there means I am sure we will get some disease (not for free as we are paying). The government announces the tender, gives it to some organization and leaves it. It’s their responsibility to regulate them.

       And spitting is the most irritating thing which was being done by our people. Will they spit in their homes? But they are not cared about spitting even in hospitals which must be clean. I have seen even my friends who spit just like that while walking on the road. When I asked ‘Why are you doing like this?’ they said ‘See the road is like this, so what’s wrong in spitting on it’. A ridiculous answer. It has become like that because of our irresponsible behavior. And also I have seen many of our people travelling in bus will chew the pans and spit on the regular intervals on the roadsides not cared about the pedestrians. Here the responsibility solely belongs to us. A measure government can take in curbing this practice is to introduce some fine. But it’s too difficult to implement as our citizens are happy to go to jail instead paying the fine. So what requires here is self-discipline.

 To sum up, from people’s point we must ensure that

    1.Throwing the wastes only in dustbins which are situated nearby.

    2. Spitting is not all acceptable that too in public places like railway station, bus stops, subways     and mainly hospitals.

    3.Passing urine in toilets. Because that’s a basic thing that everybody must follow.

From government we can expect:

  1. Dustbins in every 100 meters, so that only people will come into the habit of putting the wastes in dustbins. Cleaning them up regularly.
  2. Set up some well maintained toilets in all the districts and depending on the population they can decide on the number.
  3. Above all to ensure it, strict laws must be passed and defaulters must be punished without any partiality.

       Above said things may look like a distant dream. But if we are not starting to implement them then we will end up saying the words given at the top of the post. ‘That’s the beauty of India’.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2008 1:56 am

    Well said!!! Civic sense is something that Indians in general lack. I hope a subject called ‘civic sense, traffic sense and common sense’ is made sompulsory for the students of all classes and they should be made to practice them!

  2. smallstar permalink
    October 15, 2008 3:09 am

    Great post, buddy! 🙂 you are really right with these words…

    *HUGS*

  3. October 15, 2008 6:38 pm

    @alien earthling

    Yeah… it must be practiced from the early age.. and must be included in the civics. But If a 3 or 4th standard child sees this means he/she will kill us 😀 As the amount of load is already high on them 😦

    @smallstar

    Thank you 🙂

  4. October 16, 2008 12:24 am

    Discipline comes with education, the more the educated people the better, I guess it will take time for our country to be like all the countries that others compare india with but we will get there (later or very later though!).

    The reason even educated people do all that u said is because of a herd behavior, the ‘if the vast majority do it, why cant i’ mentality.

  5. October 16, 2008 1:26 am

    @Rajesh,

    Yeah its true. Education plays a big part in how people are behaving. And the last thing you mentioned is absolutely right. Thats the cause of all these wrong behavior. Hope many will change soon and we will able to see a clean India 🙂

  6. October 16, 2008 3:58 am

    Well framed post!!
    Its really true that its that we are used to doing that way since young age…..Also, one more problem seems that if u see to follow rules, search for dust bin ….u are laughed at and mite even become laughing stock….I did observe this!! and I think may be many wud have experienced the same!

  7. October 16, 2008 8:34 pm

    @Sahaja
    with the present situation in India the point you made is true. if anyone starts doing that somebody will laugh, but if someone watches it and think about it, then he/she will act wise and it may pass on to others and our dream of clean India may become a reality.

  8. October 16, 2008 10:04 pm

    Ya….True….Once I did like that even though I was laughed at…and after me others also did the same and the person laughing felt very much embarassed!!

    anyways You are tagged by me 🙂

  9. smallstar permalink
    October 17, 2008 3:31 am

    I have added ya into my links… 🙂

    I am really happy to have ‘met’ you, you are a lot nice! ❤

    ~HUGS~ with all my heart

  10. Jagan babu permalink
    October 17, 2008 1:04 pm

    Hi,

    If we expect the govt to keep dustbins in every 100m area, then the govt will announce tender for purchasing dustbins and also make an announcement in TNPSC or Employment news for the recruitment to get people for cleaning. Then the bribing starts from tender level to staffing level. Also, just think if those dustbins haven’t been cleaned for few days. So, these things should be left in the control of corporates. That’s the only solution. Corporates will keep it clean and as well as they’ll put some policies…:-) so the employees will always worry about increment and loosing job. So they’ll do a better job to save their jobs. Also, we can suggest the companies to issue IPO’s.If there are uncleaned dustbins and if it get published in newspapers then the market price will become low. So, to sustain in markets, the dustbins will get cleaned everyday, in order to make announcement as 100% clean today. This will raise the market price!.

    How is this? Do you like this idea wonderful?

  11. October 19, 2008 8:10 pm

    nice post dude. .
    I really feel that the country is improving..slowly but steadily ..
    and yes like someone said. .it will improve with education although some educated indians too do so ..
    effort is required from governemnt as well as from the general public..
    It wont change overnight .. but every thing starts with a single step

  12. October 20, 2008 8:11 pm

    @Jagan

    Thats a real nice suggestion but in present scenario as we all know it will not happen as our politicians are fearing that is there any good may reach these people.

    @Arvind

    But in country where the bribe and corruption are happening at a rapid rate why we have improve slowly in our cleanliness… But as you rightly said the effort must be taken from both the sides; government and public.

  13. November 9, 2008 9:33 pm

    dude… the politicians too will spit on road b4 wide media coverage. how can u xpct discipline from ppl following/electing them? as u said, only if there is co-ordination b/w govt and ppl and feeling tht this is our country and hence our responsibility to keep it clean, we can achieve the dream!

  14. November 11, 2008 10:28 pm

    @ Harsha

    You have forgotten a thing.. politicians are came out of our own group of people. And to make our nation clean everybody must take part in it. I am glad as you got my point 🙂

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