Be and make. Let this be our motto.
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29 June 2010

Bhopal tragedy

The Bhopal disaster happened in 1984, when many of today's young men were either not yet born or just toddlers. Now they have an opportunity to have an idea of how a section of powerful Indians let the offenders go scot-free by paying a meagre sum of money. Some of the best known Indian lawyers, ministers, and government functionaries worked on behalf of the offenders. Some 15,000 to 20,000 people died, but who on the corridors of power really cares? Some ordinary citizens have been patiently working there for years and decades. So they were harassed by our own police. Yet they are still trying to do their bit. The environment was devastated, water got contaminated with toxic chemicals to such an extent that even today people are getting affected with deadly disorders and diseases. Many children are born disabled. Are we men? India today has too few men worth the name. Swamiji knew this problem well. So, he emphatically repeated, 'Make men first.' Come up, young men who feel. Let us work hard to this end.