When I picked up the Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran, Among the maze of depressing news of Arushi Talwar, Indians being attacked / murdered in Australia, Rathore being booked in Ruchika’s case, I was pleasantly surprised to read a particular news from Taj Nagar, Haryana, Dulhaniyan aayi, Khushiyan Laayee. But instead of the photograph of a usual shy Indian bride, I saw the photograph of a train. My mind naturally constructed the usual story that finally the Indian Railways’ might have woken up from its deep slumber to construct a railway station at some obscure village where people still have to bear the burnt of the middle age facilities.
But my eyes popped out of my socket and I had a lump in my throat. We city bred horses who mostly knew to consume incessantly and scorn at our own fellow citizens in the name of religion, state and language, this is something out of a movie script. Villagers from Taj Nagar near Gurgaon, Haryana have created history by constructing their own railway halt and showed a middle finger to the Aam Aadmi Ki Sarkar. As usual the officials from babudom kingdom were sellping and matter was dragging incessantly by railways. The villagers have the dignity to get UPSET. They started collecting funds and succeeded in raising the amount of Rs.25 lakh. Indian railways didn’t spend even a penny. An obscure Indian Rajkumar donated Rs. 4 Lakh and he was instrumental in mobilizing funds and constructing railway platform in Taj Nagar. Earlier the villagers had to cover a distance of three kilometers to board a train. Probably famous poet Mohammed Iqbal had written those likes for people like Rak Kumar. Due to various unsung and unnamed Rajkumars we are still considered as a Nation.
Kuchh Baat Hai Ke Hasti Mit-Ti Nahin Hamaari
Sadion Raha Hai Dushman Daur-E-Zamaan Hamaara