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OVER HALF A CENTURY WITHOUT MAHATMA
M.S. VENKATA RAMAIAH

M.S. VENKATA RAMAIAH

OVER HALF A CENTURY
WITHOUT MAHATMA

His days were spent evolving
Perspective Agenda, Priorities.
Be it untouchability removal,
Prohibition, Ahimsa, Swadeshi or
Non-cooperation movement, the
Applicability was his first thought.
Sabarmati, Sevagram his labs.
For aptitude test, more than
Camps with volunteers in Khadi
And cap. Independence was more
A Mission for him than a conception.
But, he was to shed his blood for
All the good he did, a Martyr's death.
He dreamt of Ramaraj, Gram-swaraj
To boost rural economy and not
To establish primitive civilization.

Over several decades after his
Departure, we have achieved erosion
Of all values in social life.
Though, promptly named a road
After him in cities and towns.
We have built an economy with
Liquors and tobacco as sources of
Income. Contributed a plenty to the
Society with corrupt practices.
Now, many are confused with Gandhi
Families. May be the future generation
Would have no difficulty in forgetting
Mahatma. Who knows, by that time
Independence would be at stake with
MNC's, WTO, W.B. loans, etc. each
Demanding our flesh and blood.