A story by Swamy..

Hello Friends! I was going through Twitter and found an interesting narration by Subramanian Swamy, a firebrand BJP leader. I found it very interesting and motivating hence sharing it, as it is.

“Once, Lord Indra got upset with Farmers, he announced there will be no rain for 12 years & you won’t be able to produce crops. Farmers begged for clemency from Lord Indra , who then said , Rain will be possible only if Lord Shiva plays his Damru. But he secretly requested Lord Shiva not to agree to these Farmers & when Farmers reached Lord Shiva he repeated the same thing that he will play Damru after 12 years. Disappointed Farmers decided to wait till 12 years.

But one Farmer regularly was digging, treating & putting manure in the soil & sowing the seeds even with no crop emerging. Other Farmers were making fun of that Farmer. After 3 years all Farmers asked that Farmer why are you wasting your time n energy when you know that rains will not come before 12 years.

He replied “I know that crop won’t come out but I’m doing it as a matter of “practice”. After 12 years I will forget the process of growing crops and working in the field so I must keep it doing so that I’m fit to produce the crop the moment there is rain after 12 years. Hearing his argument Goddess Parvati praised his version before Lord Shiva & said “You may also forget playing the Damru after 12 years!”

The innocent Lord Shiva in his anxiety just tried to play the Damru, to check if he could….and hearing the sound of Damru immediately there was rain and the farmer who was regularly working in the field got his crop emerged immediately while others were disappointed.

It is the practice which keeps on making you perfect. We become even diseased or old just because we don’t practice. Practice is the essence of quality survival.
So, let lockdown lift after 2 weeks, 2 months or 2 years. Whatever trade or profession we are in, keep sharpening our skills, practice with what we have, upgrade our knowledge. Don’t wait for rain , that is the lock down to be lifted and then start something… focus on our skills today, upskill your self so that you are ready to meet the challenges”.

Farmer’s Day

Today is farmer’s day. On twitter #FarmersDay and #ThankYouFarmers were trending. I don’t know how many of them were accepting their thanks on Twitter. According to 2011 census, 68.3 % of the Indian population was living in village.  Majority of them is directly or indirectly involved in agriculture. Though they are approx 70% of the population, they are not considered as a vote bank as some of the communities. I don’t know why? So, when they are not vote bank, their economic stature in India is abysmally low and they are only remembered by the politicians only during the time of elections.

I love being close to nature. Today was Sunday, so I had the opportunity to escape from the city. I picked my bike and went for a long ride. I finally reached to a profession which is closest to nature “agriculture.” Spent some time with a farmer or two. Life of them were not financially sound, yet they had most precious asset with them. “Hope and contentment”

Sharing the images clicked in today’s trip

भूमिपुत्र

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Image Credit: Internet

भूमिपुत्र

मेरे देश में अब भी कृषक

भूखे पेट सोता है

हत्यारे कर्ज के बोझ तले वह

बिलख बिलख कर रोता है 

 

सरकारें आती हैं

सरकारें जाती हैं

उनकी वयथा फिर भी

जस की तस रह जाती हैं

 

हमे शर्म नहीं क्यों आता जब

खुद को हम कृषि प्रधान देश कहते हैं

कृषकों के नाम पर  राजनीति करके

नेता केवल अपनी जेब भरते हैं

 

डॉक्टर का बेटा डॉक्टर बनेगा

इंजीनियर का बेटा खुद को इंजीनियर कहेगा

पर कृषकों की यही व्यथा रही तो

देश में न कोई भूमिपुत्र बचेगा

 

तो क्या सॉफ्टवेयर हम खायेंगे ? 

या बढ़ते हुए GDP का गुण जाएंगे ? 

या डेवलपिंग कंट्री के तमगे से  

खुद को सांत्वना देते रह जायेंगे

……….अभय…….

 

कृषक और श्रमिक

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कृषक और श्रमिक

श्रमिक शब्द बना श्रम से है,
और कहते हैं कि परिश्रम कभी व्यर्थ नहीं जाता है,
फिर न जाने क्यों उनका सारा जीवन
कष्टों से जूझते बीत जाता हैं! ||1||

कहने को तो किसान
अन्नादाता कहलाते हैं,
पर न जाने कितनी राते
भूखे पेट वो सो जाते हैं!  ||2||

कृषक लोगों को अन्न देतें हैं
और हम उन्हें ऋण देतें हैं!
अन्न से हम सबका जीवन चलता हैं
ऋण से उनका जीवन ढलता हैं  |||3||

सारी दुनिया का बोझ उठाते है
और खुद के बोझ तले वे दबते ही चले जाते है
क्या करें मज़बूर हैं
क्योंकि वो मजदूर हैं  ||4||

श्रमिकों का जीवन द्वन्द से भरा हुआ होता हैं
आलीशान वे आशियाना बनाते हैं
पर खुद या तो नभ के नीचे
या झोपड़पट्टी में सारा जीवन बितते हैं!  ||5||

दुनिया कि शायद यही रीत हैं
उनके लिए सिर्फ हार हैं
ना कभी कोई जीत है
और शायद इसीलिए
जो जीव सबसे मेहनती होते है
वे गधा कहलाते है ||6||

… …. अभय……… 

Farmers and Labourers

I tried to portray the plight of the working class, farmers and labourers vis-à-vis the oligarchy in any developing country, with special reference to India.

The word, labourer (Old French) has been derived from labour. It is said that, your toil  never goes in vain. But don’t know why, whole life of labour passes by struggling with the miseries and pains. ||1||

Indeed, the farmers are known as food provider to the world, yet many night passes by when they don’t have a meal to eat. ||2||

Tiller provides us grains, and we provide them debts and loans. Grain gives us life and loan takes their life.  |||3||

They bear the burden of the whole world, yet they are unable to bear their own burden. But what they can do as they are compelled, since they are the labouer. ||4||

Life of the labourer is full of duality, they make luxurious houses for others, but they themselves forced to live either in the slums ghettos or under open sky. ||5||

But this seems to be the norm of the world, for labour, only defeat is inevitable they can never win. And may be this the reason that most labourish species are termed as donkey. ||6||

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