Anywhere people are or may be, everyone is talking about Anna Hazare's fight against corruption. He is an Indian social activist,former soldier in the Indian army and prominent leader in the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Where he went on a hunger strike when the government introduced its own version of the bill in Parliament without accepting suggestions from civil society members .
Anna said that he would fight till his 'last breath' until the government gets his team's Jan Lokpal Bill passed in this session of parliament (which ends September 8). On August 21, 2011, almost ten thousand people came to the Ramlila Maidan to support Hazare as he sat on an elevated platform. The number of supporters increased day by day. It was reported that Hazare at that point had lost more than seven pounds since beginning his fast, despite this he stated that he would not withdraw his hunger strike until the Jan Lokpal bill is passed in the Parliament. He said he could can die but will not bend. On August 28, 2011, after the Indian Government had passed the resolution for the Lokpal Bill unanimously, Anna Hazare ended his fast at 10:20:03 Hrs on Sunday morning.
Another record set in the History of India, I must say. But now the question is whether our country will fight corruption or be a part of corruption. Where all radios, newspapers, television channels are showing the Anti-Corruption ride, the point is, are we prepared? We see 'corruption' in everyday things. Everyone wants that they be safe, and not care about the rest of the world. Corruption, in basic English means dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.
Bribery starts from when we are a baby! Our parents say, 'Go child, study and when you get good marks I'll buy you a chocolate!' When we are a little older, our teachers Bribe us. The Say, 'Finish your homework and I will give you a golden star in your notebook!' This Bribery continues till we get to a college, join universities and eventually grows when people get into jobs. Well, you might be thinking what do these examples have to show in a relation with corruption. My point here is that corruption starts from the very point a child is born.
So let us all hold hands and fight against corruption. But before directly putting forth our views, let's first be the change we want to see in others! Let's fight corruption and corrupt mindedness from our own selves. C'mon, just as Micheal Jackson has said, Let's start with the man in the mirror! :)