Sunday, August 28, 2011

The will of the people.....

"Parliament has spoken....the will of Parliament is the will of people," said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh commenting on the development.

I just love this Stamp: The first stamp of independent India. It was released on 21 Nov 1947, was meant for foreign correspondence.

The three conditions set by Anna Hazare to end his fast – making the lower bureaucracy accountable, having an effective grievances redressal system for ordinary people, and having Lokayuktas at the state level – were met when parliament adopted a Sense of the House statement by a thumping of desks, indicating its intent to incorporate these points in a modified Lokpal Bill.

The 74-year-old New Age Gandhian, Anna Hazare has been on fast for the last 12 days, demanding the passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill by Parliament. Tomorrow at 10 am he would break his fast, and it is a celebration for our beloved India. We still have a long way to go as Anna Hazare says:

The dream of India as a strong nation will not be realised without self-reliant, self-sufficient villages, this can be achieved only through social commitment & involvement of the common man." 
Anna Hazare Supporters Crowd in Delhi

Without any bloodshed, we the people of India have shown the meaning of Satyagraha, : a powerful weapon to fight for justice. We are sure the whole world has watched it, and are convinced that, " where there's  a will, there's a way". 

This is Anna 2 days back.
India's anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare speaks to the crowd during his hunger strike in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seized control of a national anti-corruption debate Thursday, calling on Parliament to discuss protesters' reform proposals and appealing to the weakening 74-year-old activist to end his hunger strike. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)


  1. As the world has watched this, let us hope that this would set an example of carrying out protests in a peaceful way by eschewing violence in any form, for the generations to come.


  2. Overwhelming how this resilient man has conducted himself and lead by example. It is a happy day today.

  3. Rama, although I do not feel 'qualified' to comment it appears that change is in the air. Hooray!

  4. This is highly commendable- amazing what a pure process of protest can bring about- as was said in the first comment- let us hope this will be an example for others that they do not need to resort to violence to see change!

  5. It is the victory of common man .A sign that India is moving towards a true democracy.Hats off to the honest ,sincere and determined soul like Anna .

  6. Yes, satyagraha is espousing non-violence.

  7. I am a big fan of Anna. I am glad he is winning and he will continue to win :))

  8. yes, for the moment it does look like we have won our battle at least partially....Lets hope and pray that things do take a turn as we all are speculating it to be...

    Best wishes,

  9. nice pics and well written blog! I am a total fan of Anna Hazare! Kudos to him for having been able to fast for 12 days...

  10. I hope his satyagraha has made people think more and more about doing their bits in their own ways.