Thursday, February 22, 2024
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It’s raining ‘Bharat Ratnas’!

Dear Madam,
It is raining “Bharat Ratnas” all around with the “posthumous” honours dominating the show!
Yet why doesn’t the fully living and walking Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Laureate for Peace, get treated as “Ratna” of Bharat!
Does such indifference towards him draw “inspiration” from his “sin” of registering valiant fight and work, which have blatantly exposed the dark scandals of child labour and slavery in front of the international community, thereby bringing shame and disgrace to the “Ram Rajya”!
Perhaps such naked truth about the relentless assault upon childhood is too much for that nation to digest which is “valiantly marching” towards the goal of emerging as “world’s third largest economy”!
May be Satyarthi doesn’t fit in the scheme of things as this selfless epitome of humanity doesn’t represent any particular caste/regional/linguistic/religious vote bank and so absolute irrelevant in the “Electoral market”!
The marginalisation of Kailash Satyarthi from the national limelight bears testimony to the callous negligence towards millions of hapless innocent children of much zealously “worshipped” Bharat Mata.
Kajal Chatterjee, Kolkata

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