Wake up call – Abhi Suri

Tired of seeing status messages saying there has been no progress since 1947 and our problems will always remain the same. Tired of listening to people saying “Is desh ka kuch nahi ho sakta”.  Tired of seeing all the scams of our own members of ruling party and tired of knowing the fact that all of this is indeed true.

 But I have one question. When our freedom fighters can kick the British out of our country, so why can’t we remove the evils out of our system? Why can’t we even improve the gift they have given to us, our independent motherland? We all also know the fact that when we all come together, there is no stopping us, so then why don’t we?

 I’d like to mention a quote by Marianne Williamson here: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

And yes, it is indeed true. Rather than being pessimistic, if we all join hands, we can together take upon us to improve our motherland, we will not only eradicate corruption and other evils, but we will see the India of our dreams, India without poverty, without corruption, glowing as never before. And I know this is quite an optimistic thought to be executed, but I also know that it has happened in the past and that too by our countrymen. When our revolutionaries gave their lives to do it, earn freedom, so why can’t we even put in a fight to make our homeland shine?  By doing this, I am not asking you to do a favour for your country; I am just asking to fight for what you want rather than just being a critic. And I believe one day, we will see the India of our dreams. We all shall make it happen. JAI HIND


Abhi Suri
Junior Undergraduate
Department of Mechanical Engineering