To enable a social transformation, government, judiciary and police have their severe limitations. One resource which has the potential but not tapped for positive outcomes needs exploitation. The election time when parties / people are talking about the development, is the appropriate time to involve our religious teachers.
Supreme Court had enabled defence personnel to vote from their duty stations recently. This decision has far reaching ramifications at macro and micro level both for the defence forces and the nation at large. It may have negative ramifications too.
It was on December 25 last year when we were returning by road from Dehradun to Lucknow. We were two couples and were travelling in a chauffeur driven SUV. Having started from Dehradun around 08:30am, we were in Haridwar in an hours time. We visited Har Ki Pauri and Chandi Mata before starting our journey to Lucknow by around 12:30pm. It was a bright sunny day though partially windy and intermittent clouds enroute- it was a beautiful journey with great company that we were in.
For most of us, irrespective of the age, trying to find God is an ongoing journey. Being born in a very religious family was a matter of great luck. Whereas the approach to life was all value-based; sharing, empathy, compassion, athithi devo bhava, respect for elders and teachers was seen as a part of life.