Sunday, August 07, 2016
Clean India and Girl Power
Vasu Reddy from
August 7, 2016
New Delhi, India
The Honorable Prime Minister ofMr. Narendra Modi
My Dear Sir;
It has been 35 years since I went to study in
and after completion of my education I have made a life of hope and
promise. Everyday my wife, my children
and myself speak, talk, behave and feel Indian, although we are 10,000 miles
away. We are proud of our Indian
heritage and we try and represent the hard work of our nation. Our classification as NRI’s doesn’t really
make any difference in our life away from our USA as the nation will always
remain “MOTHER INDIA”. India
Prior to and after your election, and your term as PM for the past two years, to me provide the promise of what our India should be on read in our history books and listening to the fables from our elders. Although we no longer participate in daily routine in
, we do follow your every word
and have high regard for your every speech and look forward to actions as
follow-up to your pronouncements. In the
recent times there is no political parallel to your oratory and none in the
world who present their nation to the world in the great light you do. India
Your initiatives on Girl Child and Clean India are 100% close to my heart and I am sure to every person who listens to you. Every opportunity I get I proudly speak of these initiatives that you constantly speak of.
Sir; we are simple people and live a simple life. Our families in
India and the represent
the middle class of both of our nations.
We are what you and President Obama address as common man. Our aspirations are for the well being of our
children, our love for our families and friends, concern for our parents and
our nations. USA
During the initial time of our current trip (end of July 2016) to our native state of AP, each of the four of us were in the greatest of spirit walking out of the Airport in Hyderabad. Our children with their widest smile seeing their grand father, my wife and myself happy to see her father and also one of my best friend’s waiting outside the gate to bring us home. Every time we travel to
people embrace us with affection with is certainly native. It is after all our India . India
Sir; if we listen to your Clean India and constant media and internet coverage, the clean part is confined to the international airport. I must admit that the efficiencies in handling incoming passengers as one of the best in the world. This is our first trip to
since your stewardship. Since the time
we stepped out of the airport and for about a week, there is absolutely not a
single place I can find for the common man to feel clean. The only place that has remained without
trash is far from human habitation. My
overnight journey in pouring rain from India
to my home town was only comfortable inside the bus. The call of nature was absolute in the middle
of the trip, and along with other men I had no choice but to relive myself in
the middle of nowhere in the rain, and pitch dark. The women and the little girls on the bus, none
of them were able to do what men could do.
Sir; this is the most cruel and most primitive way of life bestowed upon
the people we love and cherish. During
the course of the week in Hyderabad
my nine year old girl and my wife had to endure the same discomfort again and
again. There is no choice of words that
will comfort them from the indignity. A
simple call of nature in private is not possible and India is shining? India
This was the same in 1981 and perhaps much more crude and uncomfortable in 2016. You sir have chosen a life to be single, and perhaps with your stature will never experience this demeaning and unfathomable life experience of a husband and father. You are very fortunate.
Irrespective of the experience, our love for family, friends and county will never be diminished, but your constant pronouncements on what you tell the world and the real
don’t even come close to each other.
Although my experience has been limited to my small family, I am sure
that except for people who travel in luxury, the humiliation endured by common
man is for the vast majority of our nation.
Your words constantly reflect a positive approach to the most basic need
in a human being, but there is nothing that shows that India has even
taken a single step to allow our women the dignity with basic need. Why do you want to promote GIRL CHILD, when
the girl can’t attend a call of nature? India
You should seriously stop lecturing, promoting and speaking of women’s empowerment. You should start demanding every level of government to make sure no women must wait to go home to attend to the call of nature. Forget your international diplomacy, forget your military spending, forget your infrastructure plans, and forget your politics, all of which have done nothing new with your administration. Just focus on our women and dignity they deserve. If you simply put our women’s dignity first in all your politics, you will become the best head of state to represent a democracy in this century.
initiative and the enormous media coverage with fancy names posing with brooms
has been just that. The effort to clean
has not reached anywhere, and the nation has become a huge garbage dump. India
Your party has volunteers around the nation, and their primary mission at your direction can be to foster a Clean India that will translate to Girl Power. You can do it. Let this not be limited to inside the international terminal.
There is not one positive comment I have on your clean
drive. Outside of your impeccable attire and your
constant advertising there is no clean India . Please direct every state and local
politician and official, all BJP volunteers to deliver a clean India . Make this your only mission for the rest of
your time in power. Allow my children,
all children enjoy their neighborhood.
Let women travel without embarrassment and discomfort. India
You will see that there will be no greater political power than that of the nation’s women supporting you for making sure of their basic need becoming priority of the nation. After all these years of independence, its time to put our women first, and you Sir, work on it now and make sure everyone of our women the dignity. I am 100% sure you will never be voted out of office, if women’s dignity is on the top of your politicking. I urge you to make it your government’s only initiative, which will lead our great country into the greatest prosperity. Just remember our women are our Lakshmi. Jai Hind.