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A New Hope shown by Anna Hazare in India

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A New Hope shown by Anna Hazare in India

For more details, please see my Blog dated 7th April 11 
'In India, a new Revolution is in the offing'




A New  Hope shown by Anna Hazare in India

A new torch is there in your hands,  dear Anna Hazare*,
A torch by which you are waking up the souls
Of millions and millions of our sleeping citizens.

To wake up and to remove the curses created by many of our
Corrupt bureaucrats and down to earth polluted politicians,
Such people inspire only directly or indirectly in my country 
Violence, crime, corruption, and greedy coalitions.

No words are sufficient to thank you, O soldier of Gandhi,
As by non-violence, only Gandhi wanted to change the society.

God has given you an opportunity to do something,  
O bold soldier
Several hundred thousands are standing with you and 
Millions would join your campaign for removing the curse of corruption,
Effecting our country and many countries of the world,
All these are the result of ever-increasing greed and misdeeds of many such bureaucrats and politicians,
Such people are ruining many countries of the world by their 
Ever increasing lustful temptations for money and greed for power and pelf.

In an era when the world is facing its new Renaissance of knowledge and awakening,
We salute your guts and efforts to bring a wind of change in my country.

Just keep walking with the torch of courage and hopes you have lighted,
As millions and millions more are waiting to join your efforts or 
Waiting to start a campaign like this in every country, 
As all the nations of the world are facing the tortures created by unworthy bureaucrats
and politicians.
Keep the torch high to light up the nation with a new light,
Our dear soldier Anna Hazare. 

Ravindra
Kanpur India 08th April 2011

Anna Hazare* .  Anna Hazare is a 73 years old man and  one of India's 
well-acclaimed social activists. A former soldier in the Indian army, 
Anna is well known and respected for upgrading the ecology and
economy of the village of Ralegan Siddhi which is located in the 
drought prone Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra state

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  1. Date: 12/13/2011 3:04:00 PM
    Such a strong statement Ravindra on the ills of society that sadly, affect most nations all over the world. There are always ssome who advance themselves on the backs of those who can least handle it. I wish you strength in his purpose for freedom! Luv, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 9:25:00 AM
    Dear Ravindra, with the power of the witten word, poets and writers - like yourself and brave-hearts like Anna Hazare are able to right injustices. Thank you for keeping us informed. Lainie

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 12:44:00 PM
    Stopping by your amazing poetry to thank you for your kind comments on mine Ravindra. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 7:09:00 PM
    Wow! Ravindra, I know you have been off the soup for some time now.. But, i still decided to check on my favorite poets. I'm very moved with this poem here. Only because we need this all over.. Everything is getting raw with all these politics and govern issues. This lady ANNA H. should be recognized in all countries... thanks for this poem. Take care,..p.d

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 9:53:00 PM
    ravindra. are you ok? I just was thinking of you and came to see that you had not posted since this poem here. Miss you!

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 1:51:00 PM
    Thank you for your kind words, Ravindra. I hope you start writing again soon. I'm a fan not only of your poetry, but of your kindness as a fellow poet. Much love and best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 11:31:00 AM
    thankxx Ravindra my friend for your lovely comment on my poetry.. am constantly amazed by your beautiful writings and am uplifted by their beauty luv... hoping work does not keep u too much away from P.S. and entertaining us with your talented and creative pen luv..happy Sunday..

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 12:41:00 PM
    I finally am getting around to thank you for your kind comments on my poetry, it is truly appreciated Ravindra. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 11:26:00 AM
    Anna sounds like a blessing to the people of India, Ravindra. I hope she carries that "torch" high and brings about positive changes both environmentally and economically for your country. We could use more "bold soldiers" like her in all nations. What a terrific tribute! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 12:38:00 AM
    A well touching piece. Yes even with eyes wide open, some people failed to see what is going on in their society but there will come a time when people will no longer ignore but takes on action.

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 9:30:00 PM
    a great piece you wrote. India has had so much trouble over the years thank you for sharing this with us.

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 4:29:00 AM
    fine toast to a woman whose firece but warm heart reflects the inner strength to uphold freedom, ravindra... an enchanting, powerful offering that sets my soul on fire... lovely! :) hugs, nette

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 4:59:00 PM
    A beautiful and wonderful poem, full of amazing words, thanks for sharing this message with us, and thanks for your many comments on my poetry~~

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 12:43:00 PM
    I'm am, as always, inspired by the courageous souls that live to be an example to others. There are those among us, who stand up so bravely.....it would be an honor to know them. What a wonderful dedication this is, Ravindra.

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 12:23:00 PM
    I appreciate the way you have brought out the fighting spirit of this social activist, honest, and bold, Ravindra. I am in touch with his fast unto death cry.

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 12:01:00 AM
    YEs, keep that torch held high, dear man. He sounds amazing, Ravindra.A very worthwhile topic for your writing.

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 8:32:00 PM
    Amazing tribute to this stellar personage Ravindra my friend.. nice to learn of these things from your Country ... respect the military so very much and u must be so proud of her accomplishments to write such beauty my friend... thankxx for sharing this lovely piece ...

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 8:19:00 PM
    I wish the light of Gandhi's Truthful Non-violence and Satyagrah and the new Hope shown by Anna Hazare may reach in all those countries of the world where exists such unwanted bureaucrats and such greedy politicians. ...Ravindra