Ideal governance established by Prabhu Shriram and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj will have to be set up ! – Advocate Nilesh Sangolkar
It has been 74 years since this nation got independence and we adopted democracy but the condition of this country has become pitiable and weak. There is an increase in immoral behaviour and this country is now known for corruption. Every citizen has to go through some harassment or the other. No field in this country is sans corruption. The famous economist Angus Maddison had said that India’s GDP was the highest before independence. Before the Mughal and British invasions, our country was known as a developed country. Now, however, we see a failure of democracy in this country. We have to be alert and know our rights to fight lawfully if we want to have ideal governance in this country and we will have to establish ideal governance as existed during the rules of Prabhu Shriram and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was the frank opinion expressed by advocate Nilesh Sangolkar, the Coordinator of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s ‘Surajya’ movement. He was speaking in an online special discussions program held on behalf of ‘Arogya Sahayya Samiti’ and ‘Surajya Abhiyan’ on the topic of ‘Let us move from ‘Swarajya (own governance)’ towards ‘Surajya (good governance)’……’
Mr Narendra Surve, the spokesperson of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) said while explaining the reason for good governance not getting established after independence that there was a ‘Gurukul’ education system before independence; where along with other education, children were taught moral values such as patriotism, the importance of doing one’s duty righteously, helping others etc; but our own educational system has not been adopted even after 74 years of independence. In the existing Macaulay’s education system adopted by our country, people get educated but not cultured; therefore, people, who have earned a good name in their fields such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), or as doctors, advocates etc, are looting ordinary citizens through corrupt practices. People in India have no fear of law. People don’t get justice at either police stations or by taking rounds in Courts. Ideals of today’s young generation are corrupt leaders and immoral film artists. It is necessary to bring a change in such conditions and have unity amongst us for establishing good governance.
Mrs Gauri Kulkarni, a representative of the ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ periodicals said that social media is a very powerful means. They should have a policy of working for national interest and social welfare; so also, find solutions to the problems rather than only presenting problems. With such policies, the field of journalism can also contribute to the establishment of good governance. All journalists should keep Lokmanya Tilak’s nationalistic journalism as their ideal.