Republic Day 2022: It is necessary to rediscover civilization so that the republic remains healthy. Republic Day 2022: necessary to rediscover civilization for healthy republic | Patrika News

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Today, in the journey to reach power, questions of eligibility are becoming useless in front of the equation of money power, caste power, area power and muscle power. Seeing all this, the rediscovery of civilization is necessary for the health of the seven-decade-old republic to be healthy.

New Delhi

Published: January 26, 2022 06:03:34 pm

Girishwar Mishra
(Former Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha) There is an old story which is mentioned in the Udyog Parva of Mahabharata in which Vidura says in the court of Kururaj Dhritarashtra that any meeting (in the true sense) is held only if there are grown people, that is, old and mature intellects are present. Yes, old people are those who speak only about religion; And religion is not that in which there is no truth, truth is that in which there is no deceit. Many old people were present in that court meeting of Kauravas, but no one had the courage to tell the truth. Sitting in the assembly, it was difficult for the truth to stand before the fabric of deceit of Shakuni. A great conflict was going on in Kururaj’s mind. For Dhritarashtra to give Indraprastha to the Pandavas was in no way a favor. He was so engrossed in son-infatuation that he used to get distracted at the thought of separation from Duryodhana.

Republic Day 2022: necessary to rediscover civilization for healthy republic

Even in these circumstances and even after being humiliated many times, the scholar and moralist Vidur was the only member who never shied away from telling the truth. This episode underscores the endeavor of the Indian civilization to preserve the memory of the discipline of religion.

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Today there are two Houses in the Parliament of India ‘Lok Sabha’ and ‘Rajya Sabha’. These are the highest institutions of the country, on which it is the responsibility of deciding the customs and policies for the country and fixing the system of implementation. The visuals of these meetings and the discussions taking place are becoming alarming. The scenes from the last few sittings of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were particularly disturbing.

The religion of the opposition remained only to stop the proceedings of the assembly, on the other hand, the ruling party was ready to follow its path by any means. People’s representatives who have taken oath for the defense of the republic, reach the Parliament and start making that republic whose only duty is to protect their interest and for which all facilities have been provided to them.

All this is painful for the common people and those lovers of the republic who have in their mind the hope of the honorable public representatives to do something for the progress of the country. In Rajya Sabha discussions, ‘religion’, ‘truth’ and ‘deceit’ all seem to stand very close to each other and it becomes difficult to ignore that power is used to protect the vested interests of happiness. Everything is going against the parliamentary traditions on which the country’s democracy rests.

In this context, the debates taking place in the Constituent Assembly, which discharge the responsibility of making the Constitution for India, are eye-opening. If we look at what happened during the making of the Constitution of India, then the value of a dialogue civilization is understandable. The Drafting Committee of the Constitution being formed before the Constituent Assembly proposed to have ‘India Shall be a Union of States’ on 4 November 1948.

After that, in four-five meetings, there was an intense discussion on the name of the country in which Ananthasayanam Iyengar, Loknath Mishra, Shibban Lal Saxena, Govind Ballabh Pant (United Provinces), HV Kamath, RK Sidhawa, Maulana Hasrat Nohani, Seth Govind Das, BM Gupta, Ram Sahay, Kalapati Tripathi etc. participated in the debate and considered the options like Bharat, Bharat Varsha, Aryavarta etc. with facts and arguments. Finally, on 18 September 1949, Dr. Ambedkar proposed ‘India, that is, India’ which was unanimously accepted and which is used in the Constitution.

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The Constituent Assembly documents are very instructive for viewing the deliberations of civilized people. Today, in the journey to reach power, questions of eligibility are becoming useless in front of the equation of money power, caste power, area power and muscle power. Seeing all this, the rediscovery of civilization is necessary for the health of the seven-decade-old republic to be healthy.

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