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Kudos! The Ugly Indian

13 Dec

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

I believe this quote is so relevant to India and We, Indians today! We can follow different paths:

1.  Stay mum and smile through : “Why should I be bothered as long as I am happy?” – I do appreciate their honesty but pity their inability  (“Bura na dekho, Bura na suno, Bura na kaho” ke principle ko aap logon ne mast manipulate karke apna liya hai – Badhai ho!)

2. Curse the government, society, everyone else and do nothing about it !

3. Find solution (Yeah, those who shut the mouths of other two clans)

I came across one such example of simple solution based approach:http://www.theuglyindian.com/

The Evergreen “TereBIN”

I applaud the people behind the Ugly Indian for their simple approach to a cleaner, greener and healthier India – Salaam!
With the help of municipal workers, shopkeepers and helpful passersby, powered by simple ideas and the WILL to do rather than watch and :-), they have managed to clear heaps of garbage/ paan stains, install easy-to-maintain garbage bins (which they call “TereBIN”), put plants and turned road-corners/ footpaths to what they are originally meant for (walking!)  – And in doing so they have not only paved the path to cleaner and greener Bangalore but have set a model for the rest of the country.

 They have impressed me so much that I have become a self-appointed promoter of sorts 😛 and I request all my readers to (although few :P) to do whatever they can to promote this movement of sorts: Agar aap nahi kar sakte toh jo kar sakta hai unhe batayein !

It can be as simple as promoting their website and Facebook page, approaching your office/ colleagues/ friends/ relatives/ society kids to form a  team and adopt their methods for a cleaner environment in and around your school/workplace/home or just talking about these on whatever platform (online/offline)  you can!

We all can solve simple problems by just being a little more responsible towards the society and our country and in doing so, we are only helping ourselves: We ensure positive environment and healthy life for us and the future of India.

Cheers to a Cleaner India 🙂

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