Saturday, October 5, 2013

I Agree With Modi In This Aspect!

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Make toilets before temples: Narendra Modi tells students in Delhi. (link)

He and other politicians should have thought about this long back and taken action, not just giving speeches.

When our current Rural development Minister said this sometime back, the BJP and everybody else abused him.(link)

He is a Minister now.  Is he taking any action about this now?

No, this is not a political post! This is a 'toilet post', you can say! I remember even our Tamilnadu CM talking about building toilets in every area in the city first and then expand it to other areas in Tamilnadu.   I see some toilets on the roadsides nowadays.  But they are not maintained properly, I could see.  And our people don't bother to look for a cover for urinating.  They are not ashamed and not bothered about cleanliness.  They prefer to just relieve themselves wherever they feel like doing it.

I had written about this in my post of our Srirangam temple visit.  I noticed toilets in many areas surrounding the temple.  But some men were urinating on the wall of the toilet, outside the toilet.  Maybe because the toilets were 'paid toilets'.  We had to pay 50p to 1Re. for using it! But I was told that they had free toilets too! But who bothers? Even youngsters don't bother to 'look' for toilets.  And Chennai's climate is hot, nearly throughout the year...still...  How come women control this 'problem'? When women can control, why can't men?

Recently, I went to the Ashtalakshmi temple in Besant Nagar, Chennai.  The entrance itself is stinking.  We went early in the morning.  A busload of people descended in front of us at the entrance.  It was an 'Amaavaasya' day (New moon day, which is very auspicious here).  They went straight to the beach in front of the temple.  I was told that they take head bath and then visit this temple.  They didn't use the toilets which was very very close to the temple first. And look at the toilets:

The Ashtalakshmi temple, Besant Nagar.
The 'New' toilet!
The 'old' toilet, but it is not demolished before building the new one! And this is standing very close to the temple!

The temple is facing this area...Besant Nagar beach! The whole area is stinking.

Now, being Navaraathri time, the area will be too crowded.   If people can't keep even the temple area clean, it means the mentality itself is crude.  Going inside and praying is not enough.  If we want god to give us good health, we have to take some action from our side too.

A couple of weeks back our area's Venlakanni church had their annual festival.  People came from far off.  Though they have some toilets, they are not enough.  People sleep on the beachside or on the roadsides and dirty even the side streets of this area.  

I had been to Shirdi Sai baba temple at Shirdi, a couple of years back.  The area near the main gate stank.  Then I saw many toilets near the gate.  The temple authorities can build toilets and keep some personnel to clean them.  But if people don't have the mentality to maintain it/use it properly, it is going to be like this always.   

Here, in Chennai, the Sathyam movie complex has got beautiful, clean toilets.  How? 3-4 women keep standing inside the toilet area and ask people (when they have got doubt!) if they flushed the toilets before coming out! Shame!

What can be done? Dictatorship only will work.  People who dirty these areas should be fined heavily.  And it  should be done strictly, like it is done in Singapore.  Building  toilets alone is not enough...people should be taught from the school stage, how to keep the toilets clean!

Hope Narendra Modi takes some action in this area, as promised!

What do you say?

 

P.S.: I did a post on this subject HERE.

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Only True Leader We Ever Had...Shastriji!

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We have to remember this great personality on his birthday, today, 2nd October, '13, along with the birthday of our Mahatma!

Can we ever have a 'Patriotic Leader' like him? We need one very badly NOW!

Shastriji...Our Prime Minister Who Was The True Patriot!
A Simple Man!
He Had A Wife Who Supported Him!
He Was Never A Politician!
Simple Family! Never Utilized His Position As A Prime Minister!




JAI JAWAN JAI KISAAN!


P.S.: Please read my earlier post on him, HERE


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