Saturday, October 29, 2016

MEMO FROM NARA



"Leaders may come and go, the challenge is to play our part in inventing a future that is stable, predictable and prosperous.” This sentence was written in an article by the former Foreign Minister of Pakistan Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar. I like it because of its practical sense. In every democratic country leaders may come and go. People elect them. The elected leaders govern the country for a specified period. The governance is limited to policies for economic growth, trade, foreign relations, defence etc.
How best the leaders who govern the country taking into account the above policies? The challenge is not easy but not difficult too. Every one of us has something to contribute. One may be a teacher, scientist, doctor, engineer, trader, entrepreneur, farmer, driver, labourer or a watch man. All of them have to perform their duty, the challenge. That becomes the future. By doing our duty properly we invent our future. Doing the duty really helps the nation to move forward and progress. If we do a bad job, the country cannot go forward in the right path. Therefore, it is obvious that the people have to involve in the nation building. Even the construction workers who construct multi-storied apartment complexes, over-bridges, dams and canals are shaping our future that is stable and predictable. They are the people who construct a prosperous country. Similarly the people who clean our streets and collect the trash every day are responsible for keeping the cities clean. So also the doctors who treat millions of people everyday in hospitals are also provide a stable, healthy and prosperous population. Everyone is important in a country for inventing the future which is stable, predictable and prosperous.
Leaders cannot do all the things that make the country prosperous. They are also important to play their part in governing the country by providing safety and security to all people. They should be responsible to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. They should bring happiness in the lives of people. Then only ordinary people can invent extraordinary things for a prosperous future. The young people who look for bright future as the old aspire for the youth. So it is in everyone’s hand to create the necessary things for a comfortable future.
Hard work-culture certainly benefits the nation’s progress. No political leader can deny that. Leaders should understand this simple principle and work hard for the country and country men and women. People look for such leaders not ‘dadas’ with scores of ‘goondas’ around them. How can you preserve the culture of a country and work for its future if the leaders have personal ambition of accumulating personal wealth for them and their kiths and kin? To have better days ahead, leaders as well as the people should face the challenge of inventing a prosperous future for our next generation.

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