When was the last time talent won you your ambition?? What was your last success that your mollycoddling power and cram-full pockets of money did not buy you, but your flair to achieve your purpose of life did?? When money buys you success, wait… should it really be tagged the term “success” or only a “commodity”?? And if riches is the only means to success, then what would be the state of the mercilessly discriminated in this “Unity in Diversity” nation which vainly celebrates equality? What was the fault? Being opulent of talents or inopulent of wealth?? Not the end of the questions that raced through my mind on the news of the demise of the young ‘aspiring- to-be a doctor’ prodigy, Dr Anitha, a deserving title for the genius.
The demise shook the entire ignorant state, Tamil Nadu last week. But as it occurred with every other burning issue of the past, this week the poignant news is already bygone. Talents were once again latched inside the bier with the soul that yearned to save lives. We blame the doltish, crafty, power-hungry leaders every time a havoc flares up. But how many of us realise that we are the actual abettors of these murdery Indian politicians? While we readily shop knowledge with money, aren’t we simultaneously, ruthlessly murdering the uncompromisable dreams of an intelligent little village girl, who struggles to afford knowledge, unlike us and whose harmless intention is to save lives. While parents readily pay lakhs and crores only to enjoy the pride of having their children study in prestigious institutions, many of them struggle beyond their affordance to even enjoy the glee of providing their children with basic knowledge and education. Would you still claim that Dr Anitha’s demise was only sorrowful suicide story? I would rather headline the painful occurrence ” A cold blooded murder”, plotted selfishly by the educated us, in the still developing country, India. And every time we bribe the government or let the cheap concessions of the crafty State Government satiate our needs, we are plotting more sororicides and fratricides.
While the country talks so loud about equality in acquiring education, it has frightfully failed to assure that every citizen receives a quality education and not just the affluent. Hence while NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is a very kind decision of the Centre, in order to give the society only talented doctors, though there might be hidden canning reasons behind it, the intentions of the foolish Indian Government has been unveiled with its failure in providing an education system of equal standard to all the students. If life imprisonment is the penalty for a ‘murder’ or persuading a ‘murder’ and death penalty for ‘murders’ then what should the Indian Government be penalised with?? Dr Anitha was definitely not the only one affected with disappointment and pushed to the fatal decision of suicide. Students have been making fatal decisions since long time; blame the money minded Indian education system. If NEET was to provide the society with great, deserving doctors, then it is high time for the Centre to realise that it is not making great doctors but mercilessly murdering them, the one’s who aspire to save lives.
“Let not this happen to any other youth aspiring to become a good doctor, just like I did!!!” were the last words of the shattered little girl, Dr Anitha. Even her last touching words were an attempt to save lives. And yes!! We do shed tears for her loss and our fists tighten and teeth clenches at the injustice she has been faced with. But it is of no good, unless we voice out our anger. Is it not our duty to voice out for a girl one among us, who has sacrificed her own life only to save the future lives?? LONG LIFE DR ANITHA!!!
THINK AND VOICE OUT FOR DR ANITHA’S DREAMS!!!