Can An Activist Be A Capable Administrator?

It is now an established fact that the general public of India is more than rushed to eradicate the evils of social as well as the political domain. The participation of the youth, along with members from every sphere of the society in the movement of social activist, Anna Hazare, reflected the passion and willingness to overcome the deficiencies of our democracy. Any society would be blessed to have activists like Mahatma Gandhi, Medha Patkar, Kiran Bedi, Anna Hazare, and of course the mother of India, Mother Teresa.

Does the society gain with the presence of activists? What Mother Teresa delivered is even acknowledged at the global level, the impact of Anna Hazare’s movement transformed the viewpoints of our rigid political leaders, and Kiran Bedi lives as an ideal to millions. Surely, activists are the voice of those who either are too busy, too restless, or often scared to come forward and demand social justice. Though our political representatives are the ones we choose for the betterment of our society, they often disremember this task.

Let us move forward now and analyze what good can the activists bring to the society in case bestowed upon with the task of administration. In recent times, the political sphere of India has been too busy accommodating new entrants who have moved a step ahead and have hopped over from being an activist to a politician. The extraordinary rise of the newly formed political group in the state elections of Delhi proved the zeal of the general public to bring in real reforms. Nothing much, however, was gained. The party has subsequently diverged from the route of bringing in reforms to a path that leads to conquering numbers without worrying about the principles sacrificed and dishonest measures adopted to accomplish the target. A question thus strikes, ‘Can an activist be a capable administrator?’

The pages of history can be turned to locate the answer to this tough question. Mahatma Gandhi was the key force behind the eviction of the East India Company from India. This great personality united the dispersed thoughts and people of the nation, and created a milieu wherein the British were left with no other option than to vacate. Gandhi was a role model of communal unity and harmony. Until his last breadth, he advocated to make India a nation wherein diverse castes and religions can be accommodated with peace. Post the day when India was declared to be a free state, the role of Gandhi transformed from an activist to a bureaucrat.

Be it the inclusion of the controversial Article 370 in the Constitution of India to which Dr. Ambedkar had never agreed to; monetary grants to Pakistan; the milieu and mass killing at the time of or after the partition; or the unproductive decision of appointing Nehru as the face of Congress, Gandhi’s visionary capabilities can surely be challenged. Though he wanted India and Pakistan to be home to both Hindus and Muslims, he failed to foresee the eviction of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir and the merciless torture of Hindus in Pakistan.

A sneak peak at the contributions of those activists is necessary who, though influenced the nation with their works, stayed away from active politics. Two deserving names include Jai Prakash Narayan, the originator of J P Movement against the misdeeds of Bihar government and eventually the union government, and Ram Manohar Lohia, the leader whose ideology has been adopted by numerous political parties, however is rarely followed. Vital to note, Kiran Bedi was lured to become a part of the AAP on the grounds that post the outcomes of the polls she would be the one administrating the state of Delhi as CM, which, she never assented to.

Being concerned about the welfare of the society and being an administrator of a state are two distinctive equations. The alike incident was witnessed when the CM of Delhi resorted to walkout rather than resolving the basic concerns of water and power. To be a ruler, the courage to withstand tough circumstances and the vision to interpret future outcomes are the prime requisites. Administration demands sacrifices and diplomacy too. Remember, more the constituents and multiple the communities, more complicated it is to uphold the unity at all times. Shall we then not conclude to the fact that activists who do not have anything to lose become vulnerable to sacrifice morals so as to get hold of power once they aspire to become politicians. The general public, too, realizes this fact, which in turn lessens the faith.

60 thoughts on “Can An Activist Be A Capable Administrator?

  1. Raj

    I am genuinely glad to glance at this webpage posts which consists of tons of useful facts,
    thanks for providing such statistics.

  2. SunilChaudhary

    Ι’m reallly enjoying tɦe template/theme οf thiѕ website.
    ӏt’s simple,
    yеt effective.
    Α lot of times it’s tough to ցet that “perfect balance” betѡeеn usability ɑnd appearance.
    Ӏ must sаy you’ve ԁone a amazing job ԝith thіs.

    In addition, tɦe blog loads extremely fast fоr me on Chrome.
    Outstanding Blog!

  3. D.Bisht

    I just want to mention I am all new to weblog and truly savored this blog site.
    Likely I’m want to bookmark your blog .
    You actually have terrific articles.
    With thanks for sharing with us your web site.

  4. Vivek

    I need to to thank you for this wonderful read!!
    I certainly loved every little bit of it.
    I have got you book-marked to look at new stuff you post…

  5. Praveen

    Just wanted to say how much we appreciate the tremendous amount of hard work and effort you all put in to producing this website.
    It is a great credit to everyone and I am sure will be a great success.

  6. O.P.Bhasin

    I really like what you’ve acquired here,
    really like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it.
    You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it smart.

  7. Amit

    If some one wishes to be updated with most recent technologies therefore he must be pay a quick visit this site and be up to date all the time.

  8. Gargoti

    I’m often to blogging and i really appreciate your content.
    The article has actually peaks my interest.
    I am going to bookmark your web site and keep checking for brand new information.

  9. Chandra Mohan

    Absolutely wonderful, well done everyone,
    what a great achievement.
    Here’s to the future and success for everyone. Thank you all for your hard work,
    we know it will be ongoing and trust that you will get the appreciation and credit of putting such brilliant articles on the worldwide web.
    Looking forward to seeing it grow.

  10. Pingback: Gulam Nabi

  11. Pingback: P.N. Arora

  12. Anil

    Thank you for the introduction to the new website.
    I’ll be re-visiting it many times,
    but on a fast run-through it looks really great.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *