Today’s Oppression…

              Today, all of us do, by our presence here . . . confer glory and hope to new-born liberty. Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud.

             We have, at last, achieved our political emancipation. We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender, and other discrimination.

             Never, never, and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. . . . The sun shall never set on so glorious human achievement. Let freedom reign. God bless Africa! ”

Extracted from Nelson Mandela’s auto biography – Long walk to freedom.

These words are spoken by Nelson Mandela himself on May 10 – 1994, when he officially addressed the people of his country as the first black president of the South Africa. His speech reflects the subjugation that his people went through in the past few decades. And after years and years of struggle with strong sprits – they finally got their freedom.

On this Mandela week, let us once again go through the words form his historical speech.

Never again shall it be that this ‘beautiful land’ will again experience the oppression of one by another. . .

And here, I am regarding the word ‘beautiful land’ to my country – India.

Are we free form all kinds of oppression that the people might face…?

No. And this oppression doesn’t depend on the colour of the skin. Rather it depends on price-tag of the clothes that we wear on it…

The Poor were always considered as the burden for the country’s development. Things never got improved for them as they would have wanted. With the prices of the basic commodities sky-rocketing, it has become highly difficult for them to lead at least a normal life. And to worsen their present condition, education for their children has become very challenging…

With private schools mushrooming with “high-profile fee structure” and on the other hand with government schools losing their standards to meet the educational demands, the situation of the deprived is unimaginable.

We all agree that education is the only thing that can bring them respect – socially and financially. And if we are taking away this opportunity form them, then isn’t it a serious oppression they are facing today…?

May be the time has arisen to speak on this subject on a greater platform. I always wondered why the government schools can’t even function with basic facilities, whereas the government universities like IIT’s and other regional universities outshine the private ones…

Is it because the government think that schooling is not-that-important or they think it’s not worth investing…?

Schooling is the most lovable thing in our childhood and the most defining thing in our life. It’s not necessary that every one of us should find his living based on his educational qualification but that can’t rule out the importance of value education.

The government should look at the gravity of this situation and should make sure that irrespective of the price-tag, all the children will be having an ideal Launchpad to take off for their careers…

The decade “ 2005 – 2014 ” is known as United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Let us atleast respect that and take some measures for our sustainable “development”…

 

The sun shall never set on so glorious human achievement. Let freedom reign…

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Football – still isn’t “premier” in India…

After the stunning success of Indian Premier League (IPL) ,many sporting boards in India prepared themselves to their own precious – prosperous – premier leagues…And the list includes Hockey India League,Golf Premier League,Indian Volleyball League and the very latest and nascent Badminton Premier League,which started a few days earlier.Things are not done yet as many sporting leagues which includes boxing, wrestling and racing are getting ready for their grand launch…

Fortunately,we-Indians have covered almost every major sport in these premier leagues…Every sport but one…

Football…

          The largest following sport in the world,which has its presence in more countries than the United Nations has nothing premier to do in India…

From the very ages,India has been mild about soccer and its current FIFA world rank of 145 didn’t bring any smile on the football freaks in the country.

To shine in the world football,we first need to polish our domestic performance. Durand cup, which was played since 1888,couldn’t achieve in marking its impression on the hearts of the soccer geeks…And this leads us to the i-league,which is considered to be the top Indian professional league in football.Founded in 2007,i-league is failing to attract mass population towards its epicenter,which the premier leagues are meant to do with ease…Its financial problems didn’t increase its beauty either…

So the second most populous country in the world is lagging behind 144 countries in the area of football…

But fortunately,we found a ray of sunshine in football in the form of Yuwa Team from Jharkhand,who won the third place in Under 14 year Donosti Football Cup in Spain.

So,this is actually the right time for the India to have a healthy league for soccer…

Hope football grows both geographically and financially and touch the hearts of the millions in the world…

 I can be Premier in India...
I can be Premier in India…