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

india of my dreams

Usher in a better nation
By V Abhinaya (Grade 12, NIOS. Abhinaya is a talented girl suffering
from Cerebral Palsy (Hemiplegia) and a resident of Chennai) | JAN 2016

India is a very comfortable country to live and I thank God to be born here. India of my dream is one that utilizes technology in a wise manner, especially in terms of improving agriculture output and saving natural resources.

The country should also be rid of illiteracy and violence. It should be the same ancient land -- replete with peace, prosperity, wealth and immense knowledge. I want to see it free from the problems that brings a good will, destroys peace and creates unrest and despair among the masses.

Everyone should have a proper house to live in. Streets should be well maintained and well lit. Foreigners should wish to visit again and again to the country, which in turn will bring in more foreign exchange.

Women would be respected. In many areas of work there is discrimination, which should not be abolished. My dreams and expectations should be fulfilled by Indians and in India itself.

No littering, please
By Medha Velpula(Grade 6, William G Davis Senior Public School,
Ontario, Canada) | NOV 2015

I was born in the USA and am currently living in Canada. The last time I visited India, I enjoyed my stay with our relatives. I adored most things I saw, though there were a few things I would change.

The ‘India of my dreams’ would have minimal amounts of pollution. This includes zero honking of vehicles which would mean an increase in patience among drivers.

Another point – “I don’t want littering anywhere”. This could mean bigger garbage bins, better garbage disposal, more responsible citizens - which isn’t really too much to ask for! The biggest point in my opinion -- I love animals and I hate to see strays, be it dogs, cats or anything.

I suggest more shelters, or if you have a pet, just don’t leave it out if you decide you cannot handle it. For a concluding point, I would love to see cleaner buildings. A little more maintenance would certainly help. All the above are some points that I can think of which would help create the India of my dreams.

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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