My sister once came to me in the morning with a piece of paper and asked me to write about “How Do We Stop Terrorism” It was a school project assigned to my neighbor’s son. (He is just 6 years old) while I was reading some news. Some incident really fired up our thoughts processes whether it may a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) incident or the recent Uri attack and the disturbance in the Kashmir valley. All this activities produced some important issues for public discussion. The first focuses on the limits that sedition (patriotism?) places on the fundamental rights in India. And the second is the role of the effective governance. (Other issues we will discuss later)
Most of youngsters are still in this confusion that they didn’t understand the very fundamental things like “who is the greatest decision-making authority in India, who decide, what should we speak, write, how should we react to injustice or who should live in the country and whom should we listen, follow and imitate.
First of all we will talk about, Jawaharlal Nehru University; JNU has a very rich and dynamic history. The university we all see today is the result of all the historical events (Not only Indian but throughout the world) which has been witnessed by this campus. JNU gave the students who entered it many things. It gave them opportunity, Courage, self-confidence, necessary skills to take a stand against the whole world. JNU gives us valuable share of society in the form of, bureaucrats, Journalist, artists, translators, writers, activists, professors, vice chancellors, head of important institutions and politicians. And in the last two years, the heads of the intelligence bureau, research and analysis wing, central bureau of investigation, and foreign and cabinet secretaries have been from JNU. They all are not Anti Nationals, so where does all this” Anti National University” stuff come from? (Everyone should think about that). We struggles lot to get into any good colleges in the country, so students who are studying here, imagine there level of dedication and their intellectual potential. By just blindly following the information, we blame, accused them, take violence actions against them. We need to rethink about this. In the 1970 this JNU students waving the slogans” Not War, We Want Love”
Same goes for Kashmir, they also want “Not War, Only Love” and the worst reality is that most of youngsters knew neither both side governance can't assure them what they want really, some of them are neutral But some of them are still living in the hope and their they fall for the trap because,
“Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.”
What I am trying to say is that out of total area of 222,236 Km2 of India’s heaven more than 6 Lakhs Peoples are still unemployed, literacy rate is around 65% and J&K’s GSDP growth Vs National GDP growth rate since 2005-06 is about 0.76 % to national GDP and ranks 20th in the list of contributing states.
The pillars of any state rest on the building blocks of Economy, Environment, Education, Employment and Healthcare. Both sides only focus on Military force and dominance on the territory. Unemployed youth falls for any illusion and became part of some unwanted activities that are harmful to society only. I will not analyze the whole politics and economy of the state that will take more time.
I will just close my article or rather my point of view to the whole scenario of all violent activities in the country that No issues were solved by the violent activities, and how could a school children stop a very brutal form of violence ” Terrorism”. How could we make a difference? Educational institutions and Universities taught us some very valuable lessons that we forget often.
Here I listed these lessons for my project” Making India Awesome”
- Be observant and report suspicious activities (like monitoring in the school)
First you need to learn what to look for then you can use eyes and ears, as you go about your daily activities. If you know what to look for, being observant don’t mean being paranoid.
- Share your thoughts, opinions with your friends
This may be the most useful thing you can do. It is such a simple and natural thing to say something like ” I saw a really interesting film last night, or read something ” and then talk about one of the most interesting or surprising things in the film. When the person you’re talking to is interested. You can express your thoughts and opinions.
The idea in their hands has a significant impact on how successfully we collectively fight against terrorism, corruption or any social problems.
- Steer conversations to the topic of Terrorism (Any other social problems)
Improve your ability to start casual conversations and gently open those conversations to the topic of discussion, and improve your ability to do it in a way that prevents others from being turned off by it.
Influencing opinions is a vital task you can do to fight terrorism. Remember” Ideas and Opinions are the driving force behind the Worlds Events”.
- Learn more about influencing people
Once you have someone in a conversation, how can you change their opinions? How can you successfully influence them? This is also a skill you can improve with know – how to practice. Skills can win people to a new way of thinking. Skill is all important and it can be improved. No matter how good you already are.
- When you find a good article online, share it.
This is one of the easiest ways to make a difference. If you do it well you can enhance the impact of what you share.
If you cannot do anything above all things, doesn’t matter because, you are in the middle of “Bell Curve”
What is Bell Curve?
Well the world is a bell curve. Class room test scores, employee performance in a company or how many people really, really like you. No matter the population you’re studying, they always fit neatly across the standard deviations of the famous bell curve.
In short, “All men are created equal, but after that culture starts to change things.”
There are in fact two groups of society misfits. On the one side are the one who ends up in the jail, in asylums or simply out casts. On the other side of the curve is another group of misfits. They see things most others can’t and in the center the normal Peoples. So
You know who you are? And where you stand, what is your role in the world?
Do review over it. Till then stay alert, stay thoughtful.
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