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    JUST 10 MINUTES OF YOUR BUSY LIFE - Excerpt from Mr Abdul

    > *** Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 's Speech in Hyderabad
    >>
    > **Why is the media here so negative?**
    > **Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize
    > our own strengths, our
    > achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so
    > many amazing success
    > stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
    > We are the first in milk production .
    > We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
    > We are the second largest producer of wheat.
    > We are the second largest producer of rice.
    > Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the
    > tribal village into a
    > self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are
    > millions of such achievements
    > but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and
    > failures and disasters. I
    >
    > was in Tel Aviv once and I was


     


    reading the Israeli
    > newspaper. It was the
    > day
    > after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths
    > had taken place. The
    > Hamas had struck. But the front page of the
    > newspaper had the picture of a
    > Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed
    > his desert into an orchid
    >
    > and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that
    > everyone woke up to. The
    > gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were
    > inside in the
    > newspaper, buried among other news.
    >
    > In India we only read about death, sickness,
    > terrorism, crime. Why are we so
    >
    > NEGATIVE? Another question: Why are we, as a nation
    > so obsessed with foreign
    >
    > things? We want foreign T. Vs, we want foreign
    > shirts. We want f** o**reign
    > technology.
    >
    > Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we
    > not
    realize that
    > self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in
    > Hyderabad giving this
    > lecture,
    > when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I
    > asked her what her goal
    >
    > in life is. She replied: I want to live in a
    > developed India . For her,
    > you and I will have to build this developed India .
    > You must proclaim. India
    > **
    > **is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly
    > developed nation. Do you
    > have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a
    > vengeance.
    >
    > Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read;
    > otherwise, choice is
    > yours.
    > YOU say that our government is inefficient.
    > YOU say that our laws are too old.
    > YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the
    > garbage.
    > YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are
    > a joke,
    > The airline is the
    worst in the world, mails never
    > reach their destination.
    > YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs
    > and is the absolute pits.
    >
    > YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?
    > Take a person on his way to Singapore .. Give him a
    > name - YOURS. Give him a
    >
    > face - YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you
    > are at your International
    > best. In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts
    > on the roads or eat in
    > the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground
    > links as they are. You pay
    >
    > $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road
    > (equivalent of Mahim
    > Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU
    > come back to the parking
    >
    > lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over
    > stayed in a restaurant or
    > a shopping mall irrespective of your status
    > identity... In
    Singapore you
    > don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat
    > in public during
    > Ramadan, in Dubai .. YOU would not dare to go out
    > without your head covered
    > in Jeddah . YOU would not dare to buy an employee of
    > the telephone exchange
    > in London at 10 pounds ( Rs.650) a month to, 'see to
    > it that my STD and ISD
    > calls are billed to someone else.'YOU would not dare
    > to speed beyond 55 mph
    > (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic
    > cop,
    > 'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?).
    > I am so and so's son.
    > Take your two bucks and get lost.' YOU wouldn't
    > chuck an empty coconut shell
    >
    > anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches
    > in Australia and New
    > Zealand .
    > Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ?
    > Why don't YOU use
    > examination jockeys or buy fake
    certificates in
    > Boston We are still
    > talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and
    > conform to a foreign system
    >
    > in other countries but cannot in your own. You who
    > will throw papers and
    > cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian
    > ground. If you can be an
    > involved and appreciative citizen in an alien
    > country, why cannot you be the
    >
    > same here in India ?
    >
    > Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal
    > commissioner of Bombay , Mr.
    > Tinaikar , had a point to make. 'Rich people's dogs
    > are walked on the
    > streets to leave their affluent droppings all over
    > the place,' he said. 'And
    >
    > then the same people turn around to criticize and
    > blame the
    > authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements.
    > What do they expect the
    > officers to do? Go down with a broom every
    time
    > their dog feels the pressure
    >
    > in his bowels?
    > In America every dog owner has to clean up after his
    > pet has done the job.
    > Same in Japan .. Will the Indian citizen do that
    > here?' He's right. We go to
    >
    > the polls to choose a government and after that
    > forfeit all responsibility.
    > We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the
    > government to do
    > everything for us whilst our contribution is totally
    > negative. We expect the
    >
    > government to clean up but we are not going to stop
    > chucking garbage all
    > over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up
    > a stray piece of paper
    > and throw it in the bin. So on so forth……………



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    unnikrisb4u
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    read before... anyway thanx lovely for a valuable post...

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    Parameswaran
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    Re: JUST 10 MINUTES OF YOUR BUSY LIFE - Excerpt from Mr Ab

    Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 's Speech in Hyderabad
    > **Why is the media here so negative?**
    > **Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize
    > our own strengths, our
    > achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so
    > many amazing success
    > stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
    > We are the first in milk production .
    > We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
    > We are the second largest producer of wheat.
    > We are the second largest producer of rice.
    > Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the
    > tribal village into a
    > self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are
    > millions of such achievements
    > but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and
    > failures and disasters. I
    >
    > was in Tel Aviv once and I was

    reading the Israeli
    > newspaper. It was the
    > day
    > after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths
    > had taken place. The
    > Hamas had struck. But the front page of the
    > newspaper had the picture of a
    > Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed
    > his desert into an orchid
    >
    > and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that
    > everyone woke up to. The
    > gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were
    > inside in the
    > newspaper, buried among other news.
    >
    > In India we only read about death, sickness,
    > terrorism, crime. Why are we so
    >
    > NEGATIVE? Another question: Why are we, as a nation
    > so obsessed with foreign
    >
    > things? We want foreign T. Vs, we want foreign
    > shirts. We want f** o**reign
    > technology.
    >
    > Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we
    > not
    realize that
    > self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in
    > Hyderabad giving this
    > lecture,
    > when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I
    > asked her what her goal
    >
    > in life is. She replied: I want to live in a
    > developed India . For her,
    > you and I will have to build this developed India .
    > You must proclaim. India
    > **
    > **is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly
    > developed nation. Do you
    > have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a
    > vengeance.
    >
    > Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read;
    > otherwise, choice is
    > yours.
    > YOU say that our government is inefficient.
    > YOU say that our laws are too old.
    > YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the
    > garbage.
    > YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are
    > a joke,
    > The airline is the
    worst in the world, mails never
    > reach their destination.
    > YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs
    > and is the absolute pits.
    >
    > YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?
    > Take a person on his way to Singapore .. Give him a
    > name - YOURS. Give him a
    >
    > face - YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you
    > are at your International
    > best. In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts
    > on the roads or eat in
    > the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground
    > links as they are. You pay
    >
    > $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road
    > (equivalent of Mahim
    > Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU
    > come back to the parking
    >
    > lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over
    > stayed in a restaurant or
    > a shopping mall irrespective of your status
    > identity... In
    Singapore you
    > don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat
    > in public during
    > Ramadan, in Dubai .. YOU would not dare to go out
    > without your head covered
    > in Jeddah . YOU would not dare to buy an employee of
    > the telephone exchange
    > in London at 10 pounds ( Rs.650) a month to, 'see to
    > it that my STD and ISD
    > calls are billed to someone else.'YOU would not dare
    > to speed beyond 55 mph
    > (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic
    > cop,
    > 'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?).
    > I am so and so's son.
    > Take your two bucks and get lost.' YOU wouldn't
    > chuck an empty coconut shell
    >
    > anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches
    > in Australia and New
    > Zealand .
    > Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ?
    > Why don't YOU use
    > examination jockeys or buy fake
    certificates in
    > Boston We are still
    > talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and
    > conform to a foreign system
    >
    > in other countries but cannot in your own. You who
    > will throw papers and
    > cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian
    > ground. If you can be an
    > involved and appreciative citizen in an alien
    > country, why cannot you be the
    >
    > same here in India ?
    >
    > Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal
    > commissioner of Bombay , Mr.
    > Tinaikar , had a point to make. 'Rich people's dogs
    > are walked on the
    > streets to leave their affluent droppings all over
    > the place,' he said. 'And
    >
    > then the same people turn around to criticize and
    > blame the
    > authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements.
    > What do they expect the
    > officers to do? Go down with a broom every
    time
    > their dog feels the pressure
    >
    > in his bowels?
    > In America every dog owner has to clean up after his
    > pet has done the job.
    > Same in Japan .. Will the Indian citizen do that
    > here?' He's right. We go to
    >
    > the polls to choose a government and after that
    > forfeit all responsibility.
    > We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the
    > government to do
    > everything for us whilst our contribution is totally
    > negative. We expect the
    >
    > government to clean up but we are not going to stop
    > chucking garbage all
    > over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up
    > a stray piece of paper
    > and throw it in the bin. So on so forth……………[/b][/quote]

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