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

india of my dreams

Dreams matter
By Sriram D Hemmige (Xth Std, De Paul International Residential
School, Mysuru) | JAN 2016

India is a country which has the essence of greatness in its very grassroot. Its past personifies greatness, bravery and wisdom. But the current circumstances are quite contrasting to the beliefs with which great visionaries like Gandhi, Nehru and Ambedkar founded this nation of Great Hope.

Hope, that one day, India might once again see and experience the light of true freedom and glory. If every Indian stands up and says: “We want change,” then there is nothing which can stop the ‘change’.

I believe that ‘the change starts with me.’ If every Indian believes in this and thinks about the greater good, then there can be no one to stop ‘India of my dreams’ from becoming a reality.

I dream of an India where political candidature doesn't run in the blood but in social eligibility and commitment. I dream of an India where politicians are public servants and not glamorous celebrities.

I dream of an unprejudiced India where the high and the low are treated with equal respect. Finally, I believe in an India with a blooming literacy rate where women are treated as mothers and not as objects.

Poetry point: The fire of will
By Rithvik Vinod M (Grade 9 student of Scholars International
Academy, Sharjah) | JAN 2016
There is a fire in you and me, waiting to be released.
It struggles like a man in confinement, ready to be unleashed.
There’s a fire within us, our source of inner strength.
As strong as a warrior, with a bow that’s bent.
To harness the fire takes time, maybe decades.
But one time or another, it will become our grenade.
This fire can do anything, if you have the key.
You cannot see it, smell it or taste it but you can feel it,
Flowing like a mighty river within you.
The fire in you and me is the fire of will.
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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