“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
In school the French and Russia Revolutions and the Indian Struggle for Independence are merely chapters in history books. Often students aren’t able to relate these significant occurrences of times gone-by to the current state of affairs. I was no exception either. Since we were born independent and visibly shielded from the big bad world out there, the relevance of a fight for liberation or even a fundamental right seemed too farfetched. But as I grew up and got acquainted with the real world I realized how important it is to infuse these in the young minds; to let them know that ordinary people can overcome obstacles to create a better world for humankind. To let them know that we have it in us to face all kinds of adversity, small or big, and emerge victorious from it. These pages from history teach us and inspire us to fight for our beliefs, our society whenever either is under attack.
Just pick up any newspaper or login to any news website and you will find news about girls being brutally murdered and raped, news of politicians swindling huge amounts of money and still walking out free from the shackles of justice while thousands and thousands of fellow Indians fail to make ends meet. Every other day the prices of petrol or even the basic commodities of life are sky rocketing. Life is tough these days. We have to fight for existence every minute of every day. It may be the fight of a child in the school playground against a bully, the fight of a tortured daughter-in-law against her in-laws or just the fight to muster up courage to say no to those violating our self respect. The fact is everywhere you look; the society and the world seem to be crumbling down.
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