Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Do you want to be a part of change ?

We find ourselves at some point in time sitting in front of a hysterical media criticizing government, police, education system... But what do we do ? A common answer that comes out of these discussions and criticisms is that we don't have the resources to change the current way. And we are correct in thinking that way since our work, studies and leisure give us little time to think about how we can tackle the larger issues. In order to find resources, we need to step out of our life, our work, our computers. But, you know what, here is one fantastic platform that can help us be a part of change.

A reader of my blog who happens to be a Jaago Re movement representative informed me about the new drive against corruption. Here is a brief about the recent developments in the Jaago Re movement.
Recently, Tata Tea has re-launched its flagship website www.jaagore.com. Jaago Re as a campaign has targeted the youth of the nation, urging them to take a stand on various issues such as voting and corruption and do their bit – thereby encouraging them to 'be the change they want to see’.

What makes www.jaagore.com unique is that it facilitates the flow of information and resources between individuals / groups / organizations – by bringing together, onto a common platform, those who possess information and resources and those who need them. NGOs can list themselves on the site, thereby making their presence felt with individuals who would like to work with them. On the other hand, individuals who wish to do their bit for society can volunteer their services with an organization of their choice.
So what are you waiting for, lets join others on this highway that will facilitate change, for your good, for my good and for the national interest.In the words of Martin Luther King Jr. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
Jaago India, Jaago!