Yesterday I was thinking about what I want India to be when I grow up. Today I will share my thoughts with you. I have noticed that people are becoming more individualistic. In big cities, for some people the world only revolves around their own house and family. We should try to look beyond the triangle of I, Me and Myself and strive to reach out to others. According to me if people understand each other then our country will not have so many problems.
One day I was watching a programme on tribes on television. They can’t even dream about the life we live. They still exist in their primitive ways. It looks like the government is only concerned about the welfare of the people living in the cities. If this continues naturally the people will protest against the system. People need food but the government is busy in making cities beautiful. If we try to educate these poor people and give them sufficient food our country will be really independent. Poor people are there in every country. They are the part of the society. They are the people who produce the wealth of any prosperous country. We must think about them and share the resources equally with them. We will learn to respect ourselves first then we will be able to respect our country and the humanity.
The India of my dreams is not Delhi or Mumbai. I want the entire country to have facilities like schools, hospitals, transport, drinking water, electricity and the basic amenities distributed equally all over the country. So the whole country should look like Delhi or Mumbai. At the end I want to believe this is possible only if we stop thinking about what our country is doing for us and start thinking about what we can do for our country.
Paaus Pawar is a student of 7th grade, Podar International School (CIE), Aurangabad
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