Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lies, Lies, Lies

To-day is Gandhi Jayanti. 142nd Birth Anniversary of Gandhiji.

All of a sudden Govt. of India has come to life to remeber him on this day. Following are the messages of Gandhiji used by various ministries of GOI in today's advertisements in various news papers. This remembrance is for just one day, from tomorrow they will start to live their ungandhian ways.

1) "I believe that where there is pure and active love for the poor there is God also.
I see God in every thread that I draw on the spinning wheel" - Mahatma Gandhi (Young India, 20-05-1926)
(Inserted by : Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.)

2) "Rural Electrification will fulfill the dream of every Indian"-Mahatma Gandhi
 (Inserted by : Ministry of Power)

3) "I shall work for an India in which the poorest shall feel that it is their country, in whose making they have an effective voice"-M. K. Gandhi

(Inserted by : Ministry of Social Justice and Employment.)

4) "Ever since I have grown up, I have never desired to smoke and have always regarded the habit of smoking as barbarous, dirty and harmful. I have never understood why there is such a rage for smoking throughout the world. I can not bear to travel in a compartment full of people smoking. I become choked."-Gandhiji wrote about a century ago.
(Inserted by : Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.)

5)  On the mahatma's 142nd Birth Anniversary, we re-dedicate our efforts to his cherished goals of eradicating hunger and empowering consumers

(Inserted by : Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.)

6) "A civilization can be judged by the way it treats its minorities"- M.K.Gandhi

(Inserted by : Ministry of Minority Affairs.)

7) "The highest form of freedom carries with it the greatest measure of discipline and humility."-M.K.Gandhi
(Inserted by : Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.)

8) "Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty ; it is its own reward" - Mahatma Gandhi
(Inserted by : Ministry of Steel.)

9) Paying homage to Father of Nation
(Inserted by : Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.)

10) "An education which does not teach us to discriminate between good and bad, to assimilate the one and eschew the other, is a misnomer"- Mahatma Gandhi
(Inserted by : Ministry of Human Resource Development.)

11) "The duty of motherhood requires qualities which man does not possess. The art of bringing up infants of the race is her special and sole prorogative. Without her care the race must become extinct" - Mahatma Gandhi
(Inserted by : Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.)

Even after nearly 65 years of independence, what was envisioned by the father of nation has not  been achieved, on the contrary  we have failed miserably and retreated back from where we were.GOI has spent lakhs of ruppes on these advertisements and from tomorrow they will do all those things which are not required to be pursued.

Incidentally ,Lalbahadur Shashtri's birth anniversary also falls today but there is not a single mention of the late prime minister any where in any of the news papers.We pay our homage to him and his excellent work during the short period of his premiership.