Nothing is more acceptable than finding out the slogan: sabka saath, sabka vishwas, sabka vikas, sabka prayas (everyone’s support, belief, development and efforts). It gets a little lengthier with the addition of the last two words. Is it complete now one or is there more to come, till the year 2024?
I think prime minister Narendra Modi’s intellectual feats are of a high order, but he is sincerely ignorant about the duties mentioned in the directive principles.
I think many learn about constitutional duties after the sacred rites of marriage, because it is after this social responsibility, come the absolute duties.
The political man, despite studying the nerve of public, fails to get at tricks of winning the electoral battle. Responsibilities increase with the advancement of age in life, but practical knowledge comes only after following a leader’s loquacity.
It is he who trains the party men to control their emotions. A leader does what a school teacher cannot do. A teacher cannot restrain, but a leader can do it ably. This is practical knowledge.
Sabka saath definitely denotes the support of all countrymen in the development process. Sabka vishwas does allow every countryman to repose faith in the Indian constitution, right from its preamble.
Again, sabka vikas aims at jobs, while sabka prayas goads every countryman to live in harmony. But does this slogan reflect the ground reality? The society is divided. Politics runs on narrow idealism, the basics of patriotism seem to have drifted.
For instance, why was a renowned journalist, Ajit Anjum, stunned to learn of a Muslim chowdhary (leader) belonging to the Kushwaha khaap (members of related clans from a cluster of villages, with a rural justice system), comprising of 24 villages in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.