India of My Dreams
India of my dreams is a country without poverty. I want India of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. What is a country without freedom ? What is a nation without equality ? What is a land without brotherhood ?
India to-day is far from my dreams. The gulf between the rich and the poor is increasing day by day. The rich are becoming richer and the poor are becoming poorer. This is very far from my dreams. I want a country in which nobody is poor. All people should have some type of equality in the distribution of the fruits of our land and labour.
In India to-day some people have all the fruits and so many have only thorns in their lot of life. They are driven from pillar to post. Millions do not get a square meal a day. Millions do not have proper clothes to wear. Millions do not have a proper roof on their heads.
We must all work some type of equality in the country. We need some type of socialism in which the poor do not starve naked on the roads and can be assured to their minimum wants and needs. Without socialism India can never be said to be a free country.
Economic inequality is the root cause of all injustices. In India of my dreams the gulf between the haves and the have-nots must be bridged. Everyone should have enough to satisfy his needs but none should have more to meet his greeds.
In the India of my dreams people should :
“Think less of money;
Use less machinery;
Depend less upon Government;
Produce fewer Children;
Follow Religion More.’