Jaago Bharat Jaago
With this pandemic, whereas most countries because of their due diligence had been able either to get rid of it or have the control on the pandemic and thus indicated their care for their people by saving millions life, there are the countries suffering badly. The problem is so severe that the one who were standing with us yesterday, are heard to be no more today. With the missing good morning messages when out of curiosity we give a call, its pity to have the message, he is no more. Today, India is no less in this suffering which provokes the people to question if the country is suffering because of this virus? Is the corona virus only the root cause of the existing problems? If not, what is the cause?
We are well aware and there is no suspicion that flood, famine, earthquakes, epidemics etc. are the calamities beyond our control. We can’t stop them but at least we can prepare ourself better to face its consequences. Life and death are also not in our control. During the life time there are several instances whereby life and death play with each other. Sometimes life swallow death and in a final instance death swallow life. It is the eternal truth that the one who is born is sure to die. The harsh fact of death is also not a problem but what hurts is the cause of death. No doubt the people suffered of corona but it was unfortunate that the people died more because of lack of beds, oxygen, and ventilators. What more whereas there was crisis of oxygen for most, the same turned to be fatal for the people where there was suffice supply. As if these were less, the fire incidents in hospitals took lives of many. Again, when there is crisis of these oxygen and ventilators, it is observed that number of such equipment remain unnoticed in the store room. Whereas we are shattered merely listening to the incidents, its difficult to express these harsh fatal incidents in words. And what for? Was it corona that killed these people?
Some people may call it mismanagement but then if we see deep inside this so-called mismanagement is in fact a strategic micro-management. As comprehended from the people, this mismanagement is a sequence of events that leads to forging, duplicating, cheating, black marketing, corruption, profiteering and ultimately causes terror amongst the people. Infact it is very planned, organized, and coordinated with appropriate and timely decisions, leadership and motivation. It remains to check if it is possible without the support of the system and governance. In short what people term mismanagement is actually management!
No doubt the people suffered of corona. It was only the management which was managed by the inhuman managers and many people lost their lives. Some lost their husband, some lost their father, some lost their brother and some of them lost their mother. There was no relation that remained unsuffered of this management! Amidst these shattering events when the crisis was at peak these great managers were observed struggling for image building; to prove their might or to add to their strength. Then again, the question arises why there was such management! What is the root cause of this management!
Whereas the poor medical infrastructure, lack of preparedness for the crisis are the vivid reasons of this management! - the loyalty, insensitivity, self-obsession, and the opportunistic attitude of the society is as well the cause of this management! When I say loyalty, it seems strange but it’s a matter of fact that it is a severe problem that deprives the loyals of their ability to think normally and neutrally in the benefit of the society. Whereas the loyalty should remain for and towards human and humanity, today the loyalty is for a particular person, party or institution. This loyalty in its extreme form maybe termed as patriotism by the loyalty owners which could be well received and accepted by the loyals. This present time loyalty in its narrow form is strong enough to snatch the analytical ability and turn the loyals mentally, morally and emotionally blind. Needless to say, this loyalty turns the loyals blind physically too although with eyes. Any country whereby people are confined to this loyalty is likely to suffer because in this case the loyalty promotes the thought towards and for the loyalty owners focussing on their personal gains.
With this loyalty starts the insensitivity. As if the events of pandemic were less for inculcating and promoting insensitivity, (its unfortunate that this said pandemic didn’t permit to join or conduct the cremation or to give our shoulders to the dearer and nearer ones when they needed the care and support the most ) this blind loyalty with its ability to empower the loyal to neglect and forego all or any events not promoted by the loyalty Idol nourished, advanced, promoted and transmitted higher insensitivity towards any pain and sorrow of the human and the society.
The worst case of insensitivity was seen in the opportunistic behaviour of the members of society ruled with the idea of profits that led to profiteering, corruption, black marketing etc. at the cost of so many lives. Not restricting to it, the increased number of deaths, the isolation, the pain and sorrow around also turned human insensitive because this situation turned such events very common. Whereas the management of the system is vivid for this insensitivity, the role of education and the teachers remained no less. While teaching entrepreneurship, they simple focus on opportunity sensing and fail to discuss ethics with same enthusiasm. It is this unethical education that allows the society to consider the flood, famine, earthquake and even this pandemic as an opportunity to earmark their history of profits. Since, education hardly focused on the idea that such events are an opportunity not for profit making but for social service, it is thus the society missed to see this pandemic as an opportunity of social service. The same was observed during the earthquake in Gujarat and flood in Uttarakhand but unfortunately no lesson was learnt. This opportunistic behaviour is ruled by the self-obsession of the individual. The self-obsession of these profit minded people took this pandemic as an opportunity which added to black marketing and crisis, to flourish the profiteering and thus increase the terror amongst the members of society. The crisis of remdesivir, fabi flu, masks, sanitisers and vaccines, ambulance, beds, conducting cremation etc. although pathetic was a perfect management of the self-obsessed people. As if these were less, the long queue for cremation, token for beds, huge medical bills indicated the direction of the said society where profiteering at any cost was observed as a trend. Not restricting this trend to the medical facilities, it was extended to every field and profiteering turned a general phenomenon.
I am afraid, the situations whereby the son failed to arrange for medicine, oxygen, bed or a ventilator; whereby the family failed to do the cremation; whereby the family had to float the body into the river; whereby the family failed to have the shoulders to cry; whereby the family spent everything but couldn’t get the appropriate results will certainly rethink on the idea of the existence of the society. For those who are sensible, it is very likely that they may continue be a part of the society but their societal participation may remain purely superficial whereas for those who lost their sensitivity, the case may be worse and the society may have to suffer at a later stage. Not restricting to these situations of the grave problems of insensitivity and humanity and its impact on the forth coming generation and society in the forthcoming days, the same management added to increase in poverty and unemployment which is an additional problem likely to enhance the insecurity of the society. Here we need to think what we are giving the society? How we are moulding or nourishing our society and what we are transmitting? Whether education or culture, it is all about preserving, advancing and transmitting but unfortunately what the society has transmitted in this pandemic era is more of insensitivity which demands a lot thinking about the forthcoming society and its existence. With sensitivity is associated the human and his humanity and philosophy terms society and individual as complementary. In any case, if human lags this sensitivity the humanity is at risk and so is the society. I hope the humanity in all the human awakens and thus wish to say Jaago Bharat Jaago, jaago before its too late.