I am a veteran from World War II, retired in 1974. Today, I am 84 and very restless. I am no longer comfortable with our ALWAYS-ON-THE-EDGE living and would instantly like to see a reversal of our haphazard state into a normal peaceful one again.
As a loyal soldier and citizen, seeing the current situation of the nation (with corruption everywhere, terrorists attacks, disasters, strikes, the list goes on and on….), one must ask the question: was the sacrifice and efforts of our fore fathers and countless soldiers and leaders worth it?
Since the 1970’s, I have been writing to the government, giving them suggestions on how to tackle the various problems of the times. I wrote a paper, with more than 50 simple practical suggestions and sent it to Smt. Indira Gandhi in 1983 (that is, 25 years ago!). A few ministries even wrote back to me but sadly, they only gave me a “pat on my back” for my efforts and in doing so completely missed the point!