Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year ! (Sabka Mangal Ho: May All be Happy !)

Dear YA Team,

Since yesterday, I was listening to a song, which says, "Tera Mangal, mera mangal, sabka mangal ho ( May you, me and everyone around be happy and blessed with goodness) (from Vipassana)" and for me this was the perfect way to start the new year. 

The year ending has been a sad one, so many have died across the globe, the world has seen so much of destruction both natural and man made. Back in India the last year has seen so many protests, corruption on its peak, spineless politicians and the brutal gang-rape. More than happiness it has highlighted sadness. I would not say that the year was a happy one for the nation. But I see a positive hope because I saw thousands of youngsters coming out with a desire for change.

But for me the question is what are we going to do this year to make this a happy year for all. How are we going to channelize this anger and sadness ? Will it fizzle out with time or we will use it in positive direction ? I think this year needs more actions than words. Everyone says that action speaks louder than words but this year lets promise each other to practice it. Here our role becomes important because we need to channelize this energy of youngsters in positive direction and translate it into action.

I think we are born in this era and have got this opportunity to be the change because we are destined to do so. Remember, not everyone gets this chance and honestly speaking its not everyone's cup of tea. You have taken the step and now all you need to assure is to keep taking small steps, one at a time.

At the end I would say I am happy with what I am trying to do but my hunger to do more is increasing day by day. I am happy in doing this because my work has given me an opportunity to meet you all.  I feel fortunate to know each one of you with such amazing potential. 

May the coming year and life ahead bring happiness in everyone's life, everyone be happy. Wishing you, your family and everyone around a very happy and prosperous new year !

सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः
सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु
मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।
शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

May All become Happy,
May All be Free from Illness.
May All See what is Auspicious,
May no one Suffer.

Sabka Mangal Ho !!