nobel prize man from india
Answer by Priyanka Peeramsetty:
How do Indians usually feel:
- Wow, An Indian has made it to Nobel peace prize. We are proud.
- Write lengthy status updates flaunting our ancient civilizations.
- Read exhaustively aboutwho was a no-body till now.
- Few heavenly critics dissect if he really deserves the award
This is no attempt to portray pessimism and I am truly glad like the rest of the world, for this feat. It is no longer an India-centric achievement. It is rewarding the selfless and effective goodness that has made the planet a better place to live in. However, our task doesn't end with this virtual and insufficient happiness.
How should Indians actually feel:
- When was the last time an Indian won this ? This reflects as a society, our growing intolerance towards empathy and compassion, despite the high growth estimates.
- Re-think the idea of hiring chintu for cleaning house and bathrooms or serving tea.
For a stronger sense of realization, you may just Google Child labour and see the images. Just like I did. Link –
- The award is dedicated implicitly to the core Gandhi's ideology he adapted. Violence is no longer the medium we should patronize
- His "personal courage" must have garnered many enemies on the execution ground. What can we do to make that path a less troublesome one ?
- Taking up personal responsibility for social and community vigilance. Child rights is no longer an invisible statute. It's an universal urge.
I am extremely delighted for the "Noble" recognition of his work. I only hope, many more will be given their chance to uncloud the social evils.
Afterall, Awards are mere tokens of excellence.
The true prize is the work.