On a Gandhi Jayanthi..
October 2nd..Today,its 139th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi,the father of my nation..I hope people make use of this occassion as a chance to spread thoughts of more peace,harmony and compassion among each other,irrespective of caste,colour,religion and whatever be the dividing factors they are..Easy is to make such a rant,difficult is to do something fruitful..
Representatives of nine religions – Buddhism, Baha’i, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism and Sikhism – took part in a prayer meeting at Rajghat.
I hope they work together as to wipe out the communal menace..
Another great news..
India will mark the anniversary today of Gandhi’s birth in a way the famously ascetic Mahatma would probably have approved — by imposing the world’s biggest smoking ban.
At a stroke, about 1.2 billion people will be forbidden from lighting up in bars, offices, bus stands and other public places on pain of a 200 rupee (£2.40) fine — equivalent to a day’s wages for many. India has more than 120 million smokers and observers say the ban will need to be strictly enforced.Health experts say passive smoking contains more than 4,000 chemicals and exposure can cause lung cancer, heart disease, bronchitis and asthma.
“Implementation will take time, but passive smoking kills and people have a right not to subject their health to risk against their wishes.” Legislation to outlaw smoking in public in India was first passed in 2003. A ban was supposed to have taken effect in 2004, but it has taken four more years to work out guidelines before it could be implemented
People are complaining about Ramdoss,for having run a one man show..So what?Afterall,the actions and end results is what that matters..Kudos to Mr Ramdoss.But I hope this ban will not end up as a new means for cops to fill their pockets..Sorry for being a pessimist ..