I have a typical habit of thinking which sometimes drifts to anxiety. Well, I love thinking- Positive thinking, Negative thinking, rational thinking, Irrational thinking. All the adjectives you know, just use and follow the word “thinking”...You will get the classification of thinking. Now when I am in DRDO the question “What is the role of any Defence Organization” has been stimulating me for quite some time. Well, fundamentally any organization works for two purposes. To provide the things, people desire and secondly to build an environment in which people can pursue their desire. Basically the role of defence organization is to put forth a desirable and pleasant environment. A person is hungry. To provide food is work of first type of organization. But to provide a surrounding in which he can eat it comfortably is the role of second type of organizations. Which is superior or which should be prioritized first is irrelevant and absurd as the dependency of two in current scenario is quite significant and impacting. In a deeper sense, even we are fulfilling our desire somewhere there must be a conflict and that conflict would let us to feel the necessity of an organization which can protect or provide the pleasant environment. Conflict arises, not when one attacks but when one protects.
Environment is complex thing as it is defined by the people living in it as well as this same environment defines the people who are living in it. Cause and effect are so interrelated. And when I have to talk about a typical environment in our country where so many issues (I don’t need to mention) are contaminating it, it has become imperative for all to contribute something in order to make it purer. The present is outcome of all the activities that are happening, have happened and is supposed to happen in future. And present has only potential to bring a happy and prosperous future by learning from past. We are indebted to past for our present. So somehow it is our duty to pay back it by our participation for a bright and pleasant future...
In the end I just want to repeat the lines of Kahlil Gibran, the significance of man is not in what he attains, but rather in what he longs to attain.
Happy Republic Day :)