Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Unsung Heroes of Modern India : Introduction

Friends, I am writing this series of articles which is titled as “The unsung heroes of Modern India”. First of all I would like to thank Shubham Verma for his kind support and encouragement in writing this series. In each article I will write about a personality who played a paramount role in the making of Modern India. We all have read a lot about pre-independence leaders of our country be it political, social, or religious. But there is little knowledge about the post-independence heroes. I wonder, will the architect of modern India be ever recognized by the fellow citizens or will their contributions be lost in vain?

 This series intends to reveal the arduous work done by such personalities. We all owe to them for their service to rebuild this country. In 1947 Britain left this country in the desolate valley of despair, and to bring it out from that valley to the mountain of hope was not an easy task. But then again, we were and we are a resourceful country, and the greatest resource of India, or any country, for that matter, is its people. Britain looted every precious thing from us except people, and in people lies our greatest strength. I cannot but quote famous American Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words-

”Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honour's sake
Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep
Who dare while others fly...
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.”

And there can be no better time to quote these lines, when our economy is booming; we are getting recognised all over the world for wealth. But the point which I want to make is that we are not emerging because of wealth, we are emerging because we have men, who are ready to sacrifice, who are ready to work hard. In today’s materialistic world, where money is getting precedence over everything, it’s hard to believe that money is just a bi-product of talent.

What we are today is because of the efforts of various personalities from different fields and in this series you will become aware of such personalities. If even a single person gets inspired from these stories and feels motivated to do something for the country I will consider these stories worthwhile. And this will be the real tribute to them………………


  1. welldone mukund,i consent with your view and waiting for upcoming article........

  2. @neetu, thanx 1 or 2 days i'll make it available to u..