I am happy that the Maha Sabha seeks clarification on the outrageous cost of an indoor cremation.
Hindus must accept that the State only acts after the intervention of the Maha Sabha. Nevertheless, now that the Maha Sabha is in the fore leading the charge, not only the government but the entire nation would be fixated on this crematorium profiteering scheme that has been hurting families for months. Despite the cries of vulnerable families, the stonehearted response of the Rowley government can only be described as contemptuous and unfortunate.
How democratic and representative is the Association of Funeral Professionals? More so, do they seek wide consultations with stakeholders to ensure that their services meet the needs of the people? Had they been, this current outrageous cost of cremations would not have been in operation.
I am happy that the Maha Sabha is appealing to the State for some financial assistance on behalf of families who have to use the services of indoor crematoriums. But all this could have been avoided had the government been “following the science” that states clearly that a virus dies with its host.
‘Following the science’ is a catchphrase that is easy to parrot but difficult to follow by minds that are sullied with prejudices. If the administration is of the view that it is punishing those families that cremate their loved ones, then it should think again. The reality is that some people are certainly good at building monuments with stones pelted at them!
However, few Johnny Levers, who have never had the courage and fortitude to deal head-on with issues of the day, would always detour into idle talk about the planets and stars and indulge in historical speculations. Thankfully, the Maha Sabha continues to stand tall and royal, always armed to struggle for justice. Its leadership must be saluted!
Bow-wowing is not activism. It is a vainglorious display of manliness. It is the antics of the weak and fainthearted. True activism is problem-solving -getting the tasks at hand done. Swami Vivekananda instructed that …’ don’t complain about the dark; strike a match.’ Mahatma Gandhi and Narendra Modi did not only complain about dirt and filth but also held brooms in their hands and initiated action.
Is mental disease on the rise? If not, how do we explain the inactivity and depression that prevail? Excessive complaining has become the norm. Talk shows have become the new drugs…bashing politicians but failing to organize in any meaningful way is the new normal. Bursting fire-crackers, playing loud music, and ‘I better than you” culture is a new rage.
I am happy that Vijay Maharaj and the Executive of the Maha Sabha are still on course. It only confirms that the Maha Sabha was initiated by men of accomplishments and not those with bruised egos searching for an identity.