Dhaka, Bangladesh
Never discriminate human beings on the basis of religion

Never discriminate human beings on the basis of religion

Human beings are always of equal mind and temperament. Our mothers christen us in this eternity just like human beings. Right from our younger days we are imparted lessons that all are same in this eternity, we should behave well in same length with people of other religions and languages. In every aspects of our lives starting from familial to corporate/professional in the end we are taught by our respected parents cum other elders of the family that we should treat everybody as equal. Then we also earn respect and reverence by the opponents. Great poet and Noble Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore always propagated through his various writings that in this progressive decades we will arrive at people of all religions and languages should be given equally opportunities so that macro development shoots up at its extreme level. Like other parts of the globe this mental makeup should come on the minds of citizens of South Asian nations like India, Bangladesh and others. Otherwise growth and development process will be badly retarded. We are all equal in today's scenario: 'We are equal in today's scenario' is a much talked about quotation. It applies very much in India, Bangladesh and other nations of South Asia. As per the basic tenets of democracy and democratic process concerned we find that in order to ensure total development we should pave the way for people of all religions and languages to participate ably in the democratic process. Even in social and cultural process concerned we (Indians) are open to all of us to participate in the said processes. For example during the birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore we find that there is a universal participation in order to portray universal brotherhood which he felt deeply during World War 1(1914-1918). Now every year when we celebrate his (Tagore's) birth anniversary then we find that people of Hindu, Muslim and Christian religions and along with different languages participate in the celebrations amidst feeling of friendship and fraternities. That is why we call Tagore the heart and soul of both India and Bangladesh as national anthem of both countries were written and composed by this Great Savant. Discriminations in the field of education, religions and familial circles: It was way back in the year 1950 on January 26, when the new constitution of Independent India was formulated by Dr B.R. Ambedkar, it was stated in details that all sections of Indian citizens should get the access to all basic amenities, all sections of Indian citizens do have the right to cast their respective franchise, there should not be any discriminations between us and finally all of us should get the opportunity to have basic primary education. Even while worshipping any deities people of all religions should get equal opportunity to worship any deity of any religion but in one temple we find that there has been a trace of discrimination. In the Indian state of Orissa where Jagannath Temple is based it was noted with utter regret that except people of Hindu religion people of other religions like Muslims and Christian are not allowed to step into the precincts of this pious Jagannath Temple. This discrimination is highly critical which reflects feeling of filthy mental attitude in our secular fabric. Whereas in case of Kali Temple of Kolkata and Dhaka, Ramakrishna Mission in Kolkata, different parts of India, Bangladesh and other parts of the globe there is no bar as per the entry of visitors to those religious places are concerned. In the academic circles there is also discrimination noticed when any Dalit scholar is noticed, same way in cultural and corporate circles, this is not at all acceptable. As all of us are well aware that the entire globe is undergoing a sea change so also we must tune ourselves to the changing scenarios concerned. Why we should develop the art of discrimination instead of being openhearted? Rather we should be more focusing and rational oriented so that the country grows up in every fields of activities concerned. Glaring examples of Jai Prakash Narain, Dr R.M.Lohia, Dr D.S.Kothari etc should bear in our mind as glaring examples by which we can shun away the art of discrimination. In the familial circle we should aim to treat all members of the family as equal. By summing up it can be inferred that in the age of globalization and technical up gradation we must work united as a team person rather indulging in discriminatory mental makeup. This means our mind should be always held in high esteem rather keeping it in parochial manner. By Sujayendra Das

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