This is the blog from our Scientist and Managing Director. This section is purely for the social reasons and vision statement of the scientist and the social activist Dr.T.Charles John Bhaskar to share his thoughts to the people at the company as well as with the world.
counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference
we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the
life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela
rumour of the former President of Nelson Mandela’s death spread some time ago in the social media after he
fell ill. I searched the net to find out facts and watched news channels so that
it all should be just rumours. I was happy to see that it was so. In June this year he was admitted in the
hospital and the rumour of his death before his birthday took turn, but the
great fighter won over the death and in September came out of the hospital.
Today’s news I came to know when I read my mail communication from White House. I said,
this must be true as it is authentic. I was shocked and I was in the midst of
my training programs and I did not even dare listening to Mr.Obama’s speech on
his death. It was a great shock though the news was expected sooner or later
due to health condition and his own family’s preparation for his end. In this last
few decades I have hardly seen anyone like him in the world. “A True Gandhian”
declared Mr.Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India. British Prime Minister David Cameron said
"a great light has gone out in the world." “He no longer belongs to
us. He belongs to the ages” declared the US President.
His idea of Guerilla
war against the white for country’s freedom changed greatly due to the inspiration
from none other than Mahatma Gandhi. His 27 years of struggle in prison cannot be imagined.
He is not only the father of modern South Africa but also a great world leader.
His speech from the Dock, as it is famously called on 20th April,
1964 is meaningful even today:
“I have fought against white domination,
and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a
democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and
with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to
achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
felt as if I lost my friend and a relative. . I have searched my album and
picked up a photo which I got snapped standing next to his statue in Madam
Tussauds and put it up above. My reaction soon after hearing the news was, “How
many such people still live in the world and will the coming days will see any
such leaders? Will my own countrymen understand the importance of a great leader
Mahatma Gandhi and live the legacy? Will my country lead the light for the
world?”. My reactions suddenly turned to my inability to do anything big for
bringing such transformation among the youth or countrymen. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, in his death brought
the world together in his mourning, but will these leaders realize that it is
equality, non-violence and true altruism can only change the world we live in
and all wars must end? Mr. Mandela, you will be always live forever in the
hearts of all peace lovers of
the world and continue to inspire our lives.
In a shocking instance 30 people were killed by Maoists and over 500
attacked in Bustar area of Chattisgargh. The attack was on a peaceful
rally by congressmen. It was condemned equally by all. President of
congress Party, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi described this as an attack on
Democracy. Mr. Advani severely condemned the dastardly attack. He
impressed upon the Prime Minister that concerted effort should be made
to tackle Maoism and Naxalism with a heavy hand. Mr. Rajnath Singh, the
President of BJP pointed out that we must raise above party lines.
In my opinion, we had done not much about this growing problem of
naxalism in some of the States, especially Chattisgargh, Andhra, Odisha,
parts of Bihar, etc., In a democracy, whatever the reason might be, no
one has a right to take away the lives of other. At a time when many
human right organizations talk of abolishing capital punishment, this
type of activity which is by our own people is not good. I had clearly
stated before that I am not sympathizer or supporter of any party. I
post this here more as a patriotic Indian who is pained to hear and see
the attack on some TV Channels. While such tragic event has happened,
many English News Channels were busy discussing about IPL, betting and
bookies. Who decides what is important in India is not known to me. If
they want they blow up about a rape victim from Delhi ( I had voiced
this atrocity too in no less terms and wrote a big document on
suggestions to Justice Verma commission and Justice Usha Mehra
Commission), while leaving such issues in lesser known places. If we are
not bringing out the problems and news about all States and even
villages of our country, many youngsters may not even know the existence
of such places in our country.
An Appeal to the Maoists:
I request the Maoists to come to the mainstream and to a democratic
process as done by Maoists of Nepal. What is in your heart and what do
you want to achieve? Please let the people of this country know them.
Initially the naxalite movement expressed that they are protectors of
downtrodden, Adivasis (Tribes), etc., but your act is other way round!
I am probably not well known but I am for the harmony and well being of
the country. I offer myself as an Interlocutor for any talk and can
carry it to the government and the people. I am also not afraid to come
anywhere to meet your representatives or leaders. Let this story see a
good end. Hope, all the right thinking "Patriotic Indians" will
stand by me. I request the Central and State Governments also to take a note. If anyone wants contact me in this regard, you can call me on 9840336320. I request the media to pay attention and get the accolade from people as well as popularity by bringing the probably misguided naxals.
India is a country which I am proud of due to its cultural heritage, peace loving majority, natural resources, multi language, multi religious and multi cultural people. This is a country of Mahatma Gandhi of whom even the whole world praises. However, there are some vested interest individuals and groups that want to destroy the fabric of this nation. I have not so far written anything about my faith or send "likes" in social media for a picture of "Jesus" or some verses from The Bible. What is my faith has been kept only with me but at the same time never interfered with anyone or anyone's thoughts on their religious believes or pictures posted on the walls of social media such as Facebook. In fact, as I had written words of appreciation for Mother Therasa's work, so have I also appreciated Swami Vivekananda's work in his call to the youth. I have also written obituary to Bal Thackery or to any leader. My mission in this world is to bring harmony and peace among all. If someone does not get it, let him read it again. I did get a threat call fro writing a comment that some who attack nuns and killed innocent muslims have become leaders too from some unknown caller. I did not even go to the police for a complaint, rather wrote in my page that if he has any issues with me let him write in reply.
As far as the conversion theory is concerned, I have something to say. To preach and practice any religion is the fundamental right under our constitution. Every business advertises their products and is their legal right to do so. In the same way, one might feel that his faith is good and he / she can preach. Say a product such as Fair and Lovely claims fairness in a month can be bought by someone to try or some may not even buy it. It is up to an individual to listen to the preaching of anyone or not to listen also is one's own wish. If a toilet soap can be advertised, why not someone's faith? If there is a problem one faces with a product, there is a legal remedy. One can complain against the advertisement per se or even the product. In the same way, if there is a force in converting any against the wish, then there are existing laws which can come into effect. No religious ritual such as baptism, circumcision or washing with any sacred river can ever change a man against his wish. When the name "Ram" is in the heart of a man what use we get to make him say "Jesus" or by tonsuring his head can we make him a Buddhist? If any such instances are known to any of those misguided friends, let them make out a list of such instances and send to the court. Let the culprit be punished in the court of law.
Raping a nun, asking people not to profess a faith and threatening them with weaponsand burning their houses are in no way the ways of cultured persons. At the same time, I request the people of minority to keep calm and to believe in the democratic fabric of this country. They should also know that it is the good and right thinking majority in this country, no matter which religion they belong, have always stood by this harmony are responsible for the peace in this country. Without them probably, the country would have seen a complete genocide of the minorities and I might not have lived to write this blog. While I have hundreds of friends among the minority communities that I have thousands which belong to the right thinking majority community.
Let no one take away the peace and heritage of this great country in the name of caste and religion. Let all the political parties and governments of State and Centre take the situations under control and with iron fist control such barbaric activities. Let the right thinking friends of mine, keep watch and propagate only the love and peace. Spreading love is more than spreading any religion. If we all say God is love and hate human beings, what use is our religions?