No shortcut to success

Published on April 26, 2015 11:25:25 AM
Rahul Bojja, Medak District Collector, Good acts can never come out of a mind that is not swachh, which is why it is an excellent idea to run this Swachh Soch, Swachh Bol campaign. I am happy that Metro India is doing this; it gives a certain clarity to people about the importance of cleanliness of thought. If we want an equitable society, which is just and fair for all citizens, we all need to develop a swachh mindset. And while our thoughts are important in driving our actions, our speech is even more important since it has a direct effect on our society.

"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest "
- Dalai Lama"

Swachh speech is something we must adopt in our daily life and not just public presentations. The way we say something decides what reaction we may get. Your love or hatred for society, your motivation or pessimism, everything reaches people around you through your speech, hence speech needs to be even cleaner than thoughts. As such, a swachh heart is a prerequisite for a swachh Telangana or Bharat.

For me, this work comes naturally since I was born into a family that was dedicated to community service. So even though I had a normal education and got an IIT degree, I am still here working in the public domain. I am naturally inclined towards public work and helping society. The youth today is smart. They know what they want in life. But sometimes I see the youth disconnected from society and this can be seen in the shortcuts some try to take. The attitude of finding a quick and easy path to success is spreading, but I am hopeful that with experience, the youth will learn and grow to be responsible citizens.