We, the intellectual, the elite and the convent educated may just like others be sometimes clouded with doubt and cynicism on many issues that confront our nation. Its either an attitude of `who cares` or `so what`s new` or `what are we going to get out of it` or `why should I be bothered`.
This attitude of non-cooperation or a stoic silence, of very staccato and calibrated responses, by the educated and the good people that has also allowed corruption, rape and riot to become the order of the day.
Founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Volunteer for a better India (VFABI) is a brilliant initiative that aims to galvanize and dedicate our good intentions collectively for the ultimate good of our peoples.
I understand that it`s not about winning. It is about doing things that are deemed urgent and beneficial for the nation before we are (God forbid) damned!! That’s what inspires me about this new initiative.In all sincerity this is one mega initiative that is fast catching the imagination of people.
Little do we realize the power of our goodness. And Volunteer for a better India (VFABI) is that collective citizens` action plan that aims to bring together the good, the bad and the ugly to renew our faith once again that the very best can be made possible for India. I believe that the bad and the ugly also have a great degree of goodness in them and it is our duty and prerogative to bring them around. A case in point is the massive continuing protests shaking New Delhi at its foundations in the light of last fortnight`s gruesome incident of rape.
I reckon VFABI is set to catapult a meaningful revolution given the early trends. Everyday hundreds of youth line-up to sign-up across India. Even those who have had a brush with corruption are owning-up, confessing and throwing their hands-up towards a squeaky-clean self and system. Wanting to shake off their past and start afresh. So be it. And that’s the positive rub-off with an action-plan like the Volunteer for a better India. Showing results even before it has been formally launched; this initiative is for the long-haul where patience and perseverance seem to be its hallmark.
Another interesting aspect of the VFABI is that it is completely driven by citizens like you and me. It is a Citizens` Action-Pan. You have the freedom to create a project, brand-it, muster-up volunteers, well-wishers, partners and work at it.
Well I just took this VFABI opportunity to set-up a new project. Stress-Free Sports is a new initiative to reach-out in support of all students and youth who play sports and games and provide them with the tools and techniques to energize, strengthen and relax. To support an upcoming Saina, Sachin, Dhoni or Vishy Anand wherever they may be.
So what is your VFABI dream project?
Log on to www.vfabi.org and be there in New Delhi on February 3rd 2013.
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