Herald: Politicians must know

Politicians must know

20 Mar 2019 05:40am IST

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Ayres Sequeira

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20 Mar 2019 05:40am IST

Report by
Ayres Sequeira

The sting of death finally came irrespective of his astuteness, intelligence, smart and sensitive sharpness of mind in tackling any problem, be it in politics or administration. Now he is only a memory of the past who will be remembered for a while and go into oblivion from the public mind. After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, the killer disease, the late chief minister Manohar Parrikar has left one and all leaving behind the good and the bad in his lifetime. Now what?

Politicians have a lot to learn from the death of Parrikar and other politicians who have faced a similar fate of late. The world is nobody's to own but it belongs to all the citizens born and must leave some day. But our mission is a goal we must fulfill when given a responsibility to serve. Politicians must remember the promises they make at election times are a covenant with the people that when they come to power they will be delivered. Taking them for granted and making, as it is called, a U turn amounts to disrespecting the sanctity of spoken words to the people. This can have a serious fallout when sentiments of the electorate are hurt.

We are a human race. Humanity is a class of people irrespective of who is who, it does not matter what is our status. We are to live together sharing joy, happiness in brotherhood. We don't want to live separating from each other, but embracing one and all in humanity. Technology has advanced to make life easier, happy, but not to bring misery or despair; civilisation has progressed that we live a civilised life, not as beggars; greed for money corrupts everybody, but no one can own it for eternity; poverty is not born but created out of selfishness; if sharing can bring joy to make a better world for everyone to live in happiness and peace, nobility wins respect from the most humble to the highest divine power.

Religion should not divide us on flimsy ideas but keep us united and respecting each other. Infidelity amounts to telling lies, cheating and back stabbing. It cannot survive for long but have its fall in due course of time. A noble mind will speak nobility, act with responsibility and will be admired and respected. And let us know this world is not for only one but for all. In the name of democracy, let us rise against fascism, fanaticism and corruption. 

Let us make our nation great, not India shining with fake slogan. Let the world respect us with honour and due respect. Let us hold our head high wherever we go and let all nations know we are trustworthy and acceptable. Let us be called Indians in the true sense of term. 

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