"My National Flag flies in my heart and I will bring glory to my Nation." - Guru Kalam

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Let’s make India a better one
By Ashna Ansar (XI G, Placid Vidya Vihar, Kerala) | NOV 2016

India had the glory of celebrating its 70th year of independence. It has adorned the crown of being the second populous and has accepted the fact of possessing the world’s largest human resources. Are we on the stand to be proud of these statements? India is a developing country. Growth seen in the upcoming years is noteworthy.

Development starts with the citizens, I believe. One small initiative may lead to a revolution. M.S. Swaminathan’s contribution of the Green revolution, Mahatma Gandhi, who earned us Independence, Varghese Kurien who brought the White revolution, Homi J Baba who contributed to the first nuclear reactors, Aryabhatta and Shushruta who contributed wide knowledge in mathematics and millions of others who contributed to our motherland.

Soldiers who safeguard us, doctors, teachers and engineers who contribute with their service to society, NGOs and movement activists doing their bit to enlighten and nurse the darker side, dream for a better India tomorrow. So we Indians seem to excel in all fields. Our nation produces around two lakh doctors every year, yet we find shortage in our government hospitals.

That concludes that we do have the skills but we don’t share it among us. From ancient times we have welcomed foreigners, products, and customs. Consequently the youth finds pleasure in calculating the number of likes for their selfies. Why don’t they empower the illiterates or organize a street play to enhance social awareness? Our lives do not end up in the four walls of our room. It is spread across the boundaries of India. So be the change you want to be!

If not us, then who else?
By Irin Anna Cherian (XIG, Placid Vidya Vihar, Kerala) | NOV 2016

Dream, dream and dream. Think, think and think. Dream transforms to thoughts and thoughts result in action. These are the words of the ‘dream man’ of India Guru Kalam. We all have dreams about our home, profession, colleges etc. Have we ever dreamt of our country?

Often we compare India with developed countries. But as citizens, have we ever taken a single step to uphold our country? We always convince ourselves that ‘we are not responsible for changing the country’ or ‘what change can we bring? But just think if not us, then who else? Steve Jobs once said those who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world usually do it. Let us be crazy to think that we can create a developed nation because every revolution begins with some simple thought.

About 60 percent of India’s population is youth. But with such skillful youth why are we not able to develop our country? This is because the IITians and IIM graduates of the country work under big cooperate of foreign countries. During a conversation between Bill Gates and George Bush, the then President asked that why he was not employing more citizens of foreign countries than of USA.

The answer was really amazing. “If I do not employ foreigners, especially youth from India, then they will start another Microsoft in their country.” The world nations are truly aware of our skills. But our countrymen are not even concerned about such stuff. We are the youth, we are the leaders of our country, and we are the one who must stand up for a revolution. Don’t relay the responsibility on others. Let us take it up for the welfare of our motherland. Be proud to be an INDIAN.

His ticket to success came from strong will
By Vagdevi H.S., Nov, 2015
As they say, the real opportunity for success lies within the person and not the job; as was proved wonderfully by Mohan H. M., a simple bus conductor in a city bus who has secured a Doctorate degree in History.
Born in a small besmirched village of Harohalli, Mohan completed his primary education and moved to Mandya for college education. Nurturing his mind with great thoughts and ambitions, he moved to Mysuru to continue his degree. However, fate had a different plan. With the sad demise of his father, he had to quit studies and start working for Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). When he started issuing tickets to hundreds of students commuting by bus every day, the concealed spark within him kindled again, which prompted him to work towards his dreams. He completed his Master’s Degree in History from KSOU and wrote the entrance exam for Ph.D. To his surprise, he stood second in the test, which assured him a seat to continue his research work. During the entire course, he juggled between work and a familial life while pursuing research paid rich dividends. Finally, all his hard work paid off and he was awarded the Doctorate degree. Being a voracious reader, he wants to publish books in Kannada to help students from rural areas to get a better scope of education. This, he says, is his humble service to the society. “As a student, I faced a lot of trouble not having access to research material in Kannada, which limited my resources,” he says. Today, not only his family and friends but also the KSRTC is incredibly proud of him and his achievements. Dr. Mohan H.M. has proved that the journey of success begins with one step and the strong determination to succeed.

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