What caught my attention most was his talk about the issues of rape, development of villages for the over-all country's development,integrating the poorest of the poor with bank accounts and also giving an insurance through debit cards for upto 1 lakh rupees.
"I want to ask every mother and father, you ask your daughters 'where are you going, who are you going with'. But do you ever ask your sons these questions? After all, those who rape are also someone's son."
True, when we talk about rape our heads do hang in shame. I totally agree with what Mr. PM said. But In this case I would even blame the girls who are also responsible for such a situation to arise. Not just that, one should be educated about sex - the good and bad about it from the age the individual reaches his/her puberty, or may be even younger. But one thing i notice in most Indian families is, there is always an embarrassment among the family members to even a mere utterance of the S word, which i feel would also lead a young adult to this situation of confusion on what is right and what is wrong. It might also be a struggle between his/her animal instincts and morality. Moreover, as far as my knowledge goes, only from the colonial era, many of these sexual liberalism (so many of the ancient sculptures show only nudity) in India got stigmatized later to a better establishment or rather colonization of the Indian minds with European values
Making the long story short, i would say, parents/guardians or any elders in the family should also take responsibility in talking about issues like child abuse, sexual abuse and rape seriously to their children.
"If we want to develop India, we need to develop villages."
Having a goal of developing at least five villages by every Member of Parliament, by the end of five years is a big deal. It would be amazing if they do succeed. It all sounds good to the ears of every citizen, but are we all doing our bit of work to improve our society? Every individual's mentality is such that when there is a change in the govt., they will wait for a year and see if there are any good changes made by the govt. if they aren't the blame the govt., and even if there is a slightest change, they wouldn't be satisfied. People should realize one thing 'Rome was never built in one day'. In this case may be we can substitute it with "the Taj Mahal' ;)
Every individual should take responsibility in doing atleast one or two of the following thing a day to the society, it would not just give a personal satisfaction but also, others will see and learn from us.
- Not littering; throwing any waste fallen around, into the dustbin. http://www.theuglyindian.com/
- obeying the traffic rules, not jumping signals, make way for emergency vehicles. It makes a BIG difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ1hCZtZyes
- Learn to live life selfless and trustworthy. I'm not say, you should donate all your earnings or property to some random person, but when you see some one in need, please help, may be not money, at least by uttering few kind words. You never know, someday a mere stranger you'd helped long time back,may return your favour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N47HULidOY0
- report any kind of violence seen or experienced. ignorance will only aggravate the problem.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWouX49lGiw , https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=541868952609495&set=vb.426895610773497&type=2&theater , https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=540462819416775&set=vb.426895610773497&type=2&theater
Easier said than done, but we should at least not do bad, if we cannot do any good to the society or people.
Hoping for a better India. Jai hind!